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Old 12-04-2011, 10:18 AM   #1
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Who has your gym's Highest Vertical Jump

What is the highest Vertical jump in your gym?


Here is one of our guys doing a 37 inch vertical jump.... Curious about where other people stand.

He has our next best athlete beat by about 5 inches.


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Old 12-05-2011, 04:13 AM   #2
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Re: Who has your gym's Highest Vertical Jump

Would be a fun one to test

4 years ago I was 36 but I was in alot better shape ;p

I prefer the device ur using vs the 'wall' method
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:19 PM   #3
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Re: Who has your gym's Highest Vertical Jump

37 inches thats pretty impressive. Thats only like 4 inches lower than my max height box jump lol. (although only tested it once).
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:18 PM   #4
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Re: Who has your gym's Highest Vertical Jump

I'm a coach at our gym and today I did 50 inches. I'd put money down that's the highest. One of the owners may beat me if he tried (purely based on what our Oly numbers are at.)
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:40 PM   #5
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Re: Who has your gym's Highest Vertical Jump

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I'm a coach at our gym and today I did 50 inches. I'd put money down that's the highest. One of the owners may beat me if he tried (purely based on what our Oly numbers are at.)
You have a 50 inch vertical? Or box jump?

A 50 inch vertical is spudd webb, nate robinson, Vince carter like numbers.
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:43 PM   #6
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Re: Who has your gym's Highest Vertical Jump

Ha! Box jump... Silly me.

I just finished my workout and didn't totally read the title k? Brain is still resetting.

Is there a relation of vertical to box jump? Or are they pretty separate entities?
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:48 PM   #7
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Re: Who has your gym's Highest Vertical Jump

Quite a difference.

Taller guys with the same vert jump as a shorter guy can often out box jump due to their extra height. Not always the case but seems the leg length plays a role in ones box jump to a degree.

We had a guy named 'peanut' (couldnt tell ya his real name as we NEVER called him anything else in the 4 years I knew him) who was 5'4" and could dunk... talk about a vert...

A true vertical jump doesn't allow for any part of your foot to come off the ground before the 'jump' and has no running/movement. Form can easily add/subtract inches off ones vert height. The amazing thing with people with high verts is the power they create when jumping.

box jumping requires good height but the ability to pull ones legs up while maintaining balance. The risk for injury is greater as often people attempt heights above their ability and fall back, scrape shins, knock teeth out, etc.

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Old 12-06-2011, 07:22 AM   #8
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Re: Who has your gym's Highest Vertical Jump

Thats a cool video I don't know if it is a world record or not a few guys at our gym have gone a little higher.

I know some people from west side barbell can jump onto a 60 inch box as well.
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Is there a relation of vertical to box jump? Or are they pretty separate entities?
There is a pretty massive difference. I mean a jumper can jump but if you can get those legs up, you could be in the mid to high 20s (inches) range for vertical jump and get onto a near 50" box.

My current vertical is around 28" and I can most likely land on a 50" box from a sitting on a bench start. Not bad for a 215lb dude.

In my 1st year of college I had a 41" vertical. I was able to casually jump onto the roof of your average honda accord at that time. I could dunk at 5'9" before and can perhaps dunk a tennis ball now. Vert has dropped considerably but the stuff I can "jump on to" hasn't changed much.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:45 AM   #10
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Re: Who has your gym's Highest Vertical Jump

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I'm a coach at our gym and today I did 50 inches. I'd put money down that's the highest. One of the owners may beat me if he tried (purely based on what our Oly numbers are at.)
Sorry Jordan, I think Derek and I both have you beat!
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