If you're around my age (13, 14, 15) then that is a great vertical! During the season mine was 25 inches. I'm starting to do some leg and vertical excercises so I'm hoping to be around 28inches by the time school rolls in.
A lot of people are confused about vertical jump. What exactly it is, how you measure it, etc...
Chances are you guys are not comparing or measuring correctly....
miamiHEATBOY - if what you say is correct, you have a higher vertical than: DWade, Blake Griffin, Westbrook, and Melo....
There are actually two types measured at the NBA combine. The no-step vert and the max vert.
The 2 types of vertical jumps
1. No Step Vert – The No Step Vert is exactly what it sounds like. The player stands with their feet planted, they then jump straight up and reach up as high as possible touching a wall, target, or the spinning tabs of a vertical jump testing machine. The highest point touched is measured. To get the vertical jump height, simply subtract the max standing reach from the highest point touched.
2. Max Vert – This is basically the same, except in this test, the player gets to take a short run-up before jumping. Again, the highest point touched is measured. To get the vertical jump height, simply subtract the max standing reach from the highest point touched.
We have all heard the claims of 58” verticals, 52” verticals, and programs that give you an extra 12” of vertical in a month. Let’s look at a few facts from the pre-draft NBA combine that takes place each year.
Here is how a few of the current big leapers tested:
This info is from The World of Hoops, see the full article: Vertical Jump
The actual testing data from the NBA of players vertical jumps is available here: http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-pre-draft-measurements/
Yea, my no step is about 28.I haven't tested my max that much. I've been doing jump stretch a lot and doing squats. But when I go into a game it just doesn't seem i'm jumping as high as I can.
@PH12 - yes, these are their real verticals as measured at the NBA combine. You can also see their official height, weight, 3/4 sprint time, bench press reps @ 135#s, etc... this would be their result from their rookie year.
@Rebound 23 - most people improve by 2"-7" from standing to max vert.
@21Mamba - 28" is a good standing vert. How tall are you? How old?...room to improve, but that is a good starting point. If you really want to improve you need to train some explosive movements with heavy weight (i.e. back squat to full parallel depth or below, deadlifts, power clean, split squats with dumbbells) and mix in some plyos. Check out my website at www.theworldofhoops.com for more info or contact me directly.
@miamiHEATBOY - That puts you as a better jumper than almost all NBA players over the last 10 years - post a video?
i do jump higher than blake griffin and dwade.because iam way smaller than them so i jump higher.blake griffin is like 6'11.i am only 5'8 and i can dunk so i jump higher
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