# Thread: How High can you jump.

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so..trying to put it into perspective..
how high can you jump..and how high does that take you?

take a high room (3m for me..nice attic)
measure ground-cealing (3m for me)
take a strait stick. and try to poke the cealing. the smallest amount of stick you need is the best.

total hight- stick length= total jump height.

i got 2,93 (meters) dunno what that is in x'x''(feet?)

EDIT: btw, do you jump strait up. or take a minor run for it? if i do 1 step, and then a 2-feet-jump i can lmost touch teh 3m...
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2. Originally Posted by jerby
btw, do you jump strait up. or take a minor run for it? if i do 1 step, and then a 2-feet-jump i can lmost touch teh 3m...

You jump straight up without taking a step. Stand beside a wall and mark the wall at the point as high as you can reach without tip-toeing. Squat down and jump up as high as possible, marking the wall as you reach the top of your jump. Measure the distance in inches between the two marks. Attempt this a few times and record your highest result.

If you can't mark the wall while jumping, mark the wall prior and see if you can touch that mark. If so, mark higher, until you reach your max.

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You jump straight up without taking a step. Stand beside a wall and mark the wall at the point as high as you can reach without tip-toeing. Squat down and jump up as high as possible, marking the wall as you reach the top of your jump. Measure the distance in inches between the two marks. Attempt this a few times and record your highest result.

If you can't mark the wall while jumping, mark the wall prior and see if you can touch that mark. If so, mark higher, until you reach your max.
ok, then i did it corerectly, and made 18 inches..

btw, i'd liek to add that you make sure that reach as high as you can with 1 hand, and jump with 1 hand up.
or both with 2 hands.

if your meisure the non-jump-length with 2 hands, and the jump and reach with 1, you'll get weird data..

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Thanks everyone for the valuable info. This forum has given lot of motivation to go to gym.
I jump straight up without any step or run. I acheived 24 inches today. There are two ways to jump straight up. one is to start from a squat position and jump up. Another is to stand straight -> go into squat -> immediately jump back(don't wait in squat position). The 2nd method is better in acheiving better jump heights(improved my jump by 1 inch) but takes a bit of practice before you see the improvement. Also stretching your hip flexors before jumping also helps a lot(1/2 to 1 inch).

One site mentioned 34" to be maximum but looks like it's way lower than maximum. It's good to know that so much vertical jump is acheivable. I was targetting 26" before, now I am targetting 30". I touch total height of 9'7". 3" short of basketball rim. Maybe one day I will be able to dunk!
Also running jump is higher than standing jump.

Deadlifts are good exercise for improving vertical jump but puts a lot of strain on back, especially if you are tall. Maybe I didn't do it properly. Also I read that there is a special bar for doing deadlifts, it has a curve so that weights lie besides your legs hence puts less strain on back. I find squats and jump squats good enough.
Does hamstring curls help in vertical jumps?

5. Originally Posted by jerby
ok, then i did it corerectly, and made 18 inches..

btw, i'd liek to add that you make sure that reach as high as you can with 1 hand, and jump with 1 hand up.
or both with 2 hands.

if your meisure the non-jump-length with 2 hands, and the jump and reach with 1, you'll get weird data..
You will definitely jump higher using one hand to reach. So you use one hand and streeeeeeetch.

6. Vijay875200: definitely use the technique which yields the best results.

34" is definitely not the "maximum". For instance, I know that back in the early 80s, everyone on the Cuban National Volleyball Team had at least a 30" vertical. I remember my Volleyball Coach telling me the Cuban Team warming up by each person (except the setter) jumping up and grabbing the TOP of the backboard on a basketball court!

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ok, question:

what are better exercises?
-jump as high as you can 50 times each day (or more..)
-plyometrics (box-jump, fall-off jump, jumping over cones, knee tuck jump)
-weight exercises (leg-press, leg crul)
-any other

with better i mean: give more power, faster

8. Originally Posted by jerby
so..trying to put it into perspective..
how high can you jump..and how high does that take you?

take a high room (3m for me..nice attic)
measure ground-cealing (3m for me)
take a strait stick. and try to poke the cealing. the smallest amount of stick you need is the best.

total hight- stick length= total jump height.

i got 2,93 (meters) dunno what that is in x'x''(feet?)

EDIT: btw, do you jump strait up. or take a minor run for it? if i do 1 step, and then a 2-feet-jump i can lmost touch teh 3m...

If just stand and jump. I could reach around 2.5ft , but if i take 2 to 3 steps it would be 3.5ft. That was many years ago. now.. maybe i can still dream about it. Best workout for jumping is plyometrics. It works your fast twitch muscles and your leg will have the automatic jumping habit whenever you want to jump. You leg mucles is somesort prgrammed or trained to jump.

9. Originally Posted by ants
If just stand and jump. I could reach around 2.5ft , but if i take 2 to 3 steps it would be 3.5ft. That was many years ago. now.. maybe i can still dream about it. Best workout for jumping is plyometrics. It works your fast twitch muscles and your leg will have the automatic jumping habit whenever you want to jump. You leg mucles is somesort prgrammed or trained to jump.
Ants: so you are saying you had an ~30" vertical, which is very good. But if you take a few steps, it's ~42"?!

If ~42", that's incredible, especially for an Asian, 1 in 100 million.

Incredibly impressive! *thumbs waaaaay up*

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30''? insane!!!!!
good training dude!

So plyometrics is teh way to go...should i really push off and get as high as i can. or just a very fast, and little low, jump?

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Did about 70cm ~ 31" at a jump test at the all England a couple of years ago & I was in boots. (I'm 5'8")

It was very similar to a Vertec. . .
http://www.performbetter.com/detail....tegoryID_E_198

First try I had my fingertips just about touching the 1st vane & i pretty much smacked the lot out of place.
They reset it 50 cm higher & managed to get an extra 20 cm worth of vanes.

People have said I have pretty high jumps but you can't really get a sense of it yourself.
Apparently the pro's can hit 1 meter
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12. Originally Posted by mindfields
Did about 70cm ~ 31" at a jump test at the all England a couple of years ago & I was in boots. (I'm 5'8")

Apparently the pro's can hit 1 meter
Minefields: very impressive.

Regarding Pros, anything above 36" is extremely impressive.

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is this me or this this forum invested with short people jumping very high?

14. Originally Posted by jerby
is this me or this this forum invested with short people jumping very high?
Well, most people that play Badminton are relatively shorter when compared to other sports (at least in the U.S.). Also, most people will post only if they have a good to excellent vertical. If your vert was only 12", would you want to post it?

With that said, my vert used to be higher and now it's lower. But I'm working on getting it higher. How's that?

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well,

i ahve the right too tease your short..since teh current topic is the vertical. and mine is 18''...

so in this topic i'm alowed to call ya'll midgets

my vert is still growing luckily enough...and i'm off to go doing my plyometrics right now

wich reminds me. i ahve 2 1kg-ankle weights. any good for plyo's?

Ants: so you are saying you had an ~30" vertical, which is very good. But if you take a few steps, it's ~42"?!

If ~42", that's incredible, especially for an Asian, 1 in 100 million.

Incredibly impressive! *thumbs waaaaay up*

I did alot of plyometrics before like at least 5 times a week and of course you need to have an upper body strength to push yourself up too. Now... i can forget about it. Everything that goes up must come down. ehhehhe
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Basketball and Volleyball players can jump very high. David Thompson had a 44" vertical. I know the record was around 48"-49". Can find it right now.
That's right about David Thompson. Spud Web had 42". Darrell Griffiths and Dennis Johnson's (Dennis was famous for playing for boston; brother both had 48" according to Sports Illustrated articles. I heard a rumour that Olympic high-jumper Greg Joy claimed to a 51" but that it was never verified. 34"? Definitely not a record. Maybe 54"? Checking the web does no good. Every basketball player has 4 different figures cited.
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