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21mamba Expert 52 posts since
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Jul 8, 2012 2:21 PM

Vertical Jump

I'd like to know some vertical jumps, so I can compare mine to see if I'm up where I should be. Mines about 28in

  • NextCP3 Legend 320 posts since
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    1. Jul 8, 2012 2:37 PM (in response to 21mamba)
    Vertical Jump

    how old r u

  • Rebound23 Pro 99 posts since
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    2. Jul 8, 2012 2:53 PM (in response to 21mamba)
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    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.

  • miamiHEATBOY23 Legend 376 posts since
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    4. Jul 8, 2012 8:11 PM (in response to 21mamba)
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    my vertical jump bout 35inches 13 years old





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  • miamiHEATBOY23 Legend 376 posts since
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    5. Jul 8, 2012 8:19 PM (in response to miamiHEATBOY23)
    Vertical Jump

    mistake mine about 39 inches





    Great players are great leaders.Miamiheatboy

  • theworldofhoops Pro 52 posts since
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    6. Jul 9, 2012 9:29 AM (in response to 21mamba)
    Vertical Jump

    Hey guys,

     

    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.

     

    • The highest “no-step” vertical measured since 1998 was completed by Nick Young in 2007, his jump was 39.5”
    • The highest “max vert” jump since ’98 was Kenny Gregory’s 45.5” jump in 2001, 2nd best belongs to Nate Robinson at 43.5

     

    Here is how a few of the current big leapers tested:

    • Dwayne Wade comes in at 31.5” & 35” in the no step & max
    • Blake Griffin measured at 32” & 35.5” (no step & max)
    • Carmello Anthony jumped 30.5” & 33.5” (no step & max)
    • Derrick Rose = 34.5” & 40” (no step & max)
    • Russell Westbrook = 30” & 36.5” (no step & max)

     

    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/





    Joe

    www.theworldofhoops.com

    joe@theworldofhoops.com

  • PH12 Amateur 34 posts since
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    7. Jul 9, 2012 11:00 AM (in response to theworldofhoops)
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    Really? Those are those players verticals? That doesn't seem right. I've always been one of those guys that think they jump 45-50 inches in the air. Thanks for clearing it up.

  • Rebound23 Pro 99 posts since
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    8. Jul 9, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to theworldofhoops)
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    Oh well my no step vertical is 25inches. Not too sure about my max.

  • NextCP3 Legend 320 posts since
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    10. Jul 9, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to 21mamba)
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    where is the best places to test ur verticals???

  • miamiHEATBOY23 Legend 376 posts since
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    11. Jul 9, 2012 1:54 PM (in response to 21mamba)
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    my no step like 32inches dint know my max





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  • miamiHEATBOY23 Legend 376 posts since
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    12. Jul 9, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to 21mamba)
    Vertical Jump

    my no step  vert about 39 inches.max vert about 43 inches





    Great players are great leaders.Miamiheatboy

  • theworldofhoops Pro 52 posts since
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    13. Jul 9, 2012 2:27 PM (in response to 21mamba)
    Vertical Jump

    @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?





    Joe

    www.theworldofhoops.com

    joe@theworldofhoops.com

  • miamiHEATBOY23 Legend 376 posts since
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    14. Jul 9, 2012 5:50 PM (in response to 21mamba)
    Vertical Jump

    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





    Great players are great leaders.Miamiheatboy

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