## How do I figure out my vertical?

Measure the height of your standing mark. Measure the height of your highest jump. Subtract your standing height from your highest jump. This number is your vertical jump.

**How do you calculate vertical take off speed?**

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**What is a good score on the vertical jump test?**

Vertical Jump Test (Sargent Jump)

Rating | Males (inches) | Males (cm) |
---|---|---|

Excellent | > 28 | > 70 |

Very good | 24 – 28 | 61-70 |

Above average | 20 – 24 | 51-60 |

Below average | 16 – 20 | 41-50 |

### Is jumping ability genetic?

Statistical classifications were trait dependent but all fitted random additive genetic and permanent environment effects. It was found that such characteristics as penalty points and jumping style are potential indicators of jumping ability, and the genetic variability of the traits was within the range of 14% to 27%.

**Can you dunk 5 10?**

Challenging: 5′ 10″ – 6′ You’ll need to jump roughly 24 inches to touch the rim and 30 inches to dunk a full sized basketball (assuming average arm length). In this height range, very few people will be able to dunk without training their jump. However, with some training you will be able to dunk quite comfortably.

**What is the normal vertical jump?**

The average, or 50th-percentile, jump is about 17 inches. The 30th to 40th percentile is 15 to 16 inches. Above-average vertical jump score is the 60th to 70th percentile, which ranges from 18 to 19 inches. An excellent rating is 20 to 21 inches, which is the 80 to 90th percentile.

## What type of motion is a vertical jump?

The vertical jump involves an arm swing movement during the preparatory phase and the propulsive phase. During the preparatory and propulsive phase, the body is flexing at the knee, hip and ankle to push down onto the floor and create an opposite reaction to extend these three joints to start the takeoff.

**Is 70 cm vertical jump good?**

The vertical jump is a great measure of an athletes lower body power….How to Measure Your Vertical Jump.

rating | female | male |
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very good | 56 – 70 cm | 66 – 80 cm |

good | 46 – 55 cm | 56 – 65 cm |

average | 36 – 45 cm | 46 – 55 cm |

poor | <35 cm | <45 cm |

**Do squats improve vertical?**

Yes, building strength in the squat has been shown to increase vertical jump performance by 12.4% after only 8-weeks of squat training. When comparing the squat with other lower body exercises, such as the leg press, the squat is 3.5X more effective in increasing jump results.