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Old 04-26-2007, 11:38 AM   #1
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Is there a standardized method for measuring vertical jump? Is it a simple matter of seeing how high of a plyo box you can make it onto, or do the legs need to stay straight rather than bent?
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:58 PM   #2
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Stand next to a wall with chaulked fingers. Reach up and mark the wall as high as you can. Now do the same thing with a jump. That's your vertical. Getting up on a box is not because your center of gravity doesn't have to travel the full distance. Otherwise my "vert" would be like 66", and I'm not a great jumper.
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:06 PM   #3
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Roger - when you say "reach up and mark the wall as high as you can," do you mean stand on your tiptoes, or with flat feet?
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:45 PM   #4
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And what's the standard for jumps onto a box? At 74" tall and 205lbs weight, I can jump into a 43" box with both feet.

That puts my box/height ratio at 0.58 (does not use weight in that calculation obviously, not sure if its important to or not)

Is there some standard height/boxjump ratio that can classify you as "good", "better", or "best" ?
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:32 PM   #5
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vert jumping and box jumping are not the same animal. "vertical" means just that...your body position is vertical at the point of measurement.

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Old 04-26-2007, 03:52 PM   #6
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James, boxjumping is quite a bit different than vert because it requires/allows tucking up. Vert helps, but even with a poor vert, if you have the strength and flexibility to get your knees to your chest and shoulders it makes a difference. Besides ballz to the walls.
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Old 04-26-2007, 05:15 PM   #7
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Yeah, I understand that box jumping and vertical jumping are different. I'd like to compare my performance in both types to others, hence the desire to see some kind of standard number one can refer to for box jumping.

I saw some serious box jumping at CF Evolution with several of the Parkour guys, so that's my new goal for the summer: jump onto a 50" or higher box.
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:19 PM   #8
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Thanks for the clarification all. I'm working on seeing how I measure up on the CF North skill level sheet and wanted to make sure I measure correctly.
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