# How To Measure Vertical Jump?

Juliet D'cruz

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How to measure vertical jump? You want to measure your vertical jump but do not know about measuring the jump and types of equipment. Measuring the Vertical jump is important for athletic performance and in sports like high jump, basketball, and volleyball. Do not worry we are here to help you with this. In this article today we will be telling you about how to measure vertical jump? With and without equipment both methods. Let’s get started.

## How To Measure Vertical Jump?

You can measure the vertical jump with the vertical jump measurement tools or types of equipment. The most common equipment used is the Vertec Vertical Jump tester which is not just easy for you it is also accurate when you use it properly. Let us the two methods of how to measure vertical jump with vertec?

• ### Standing Approach

Here are the steps to measure vertical jump with the standing approach

1. #### Measure The Reach

You have to walk through the Vertec device where you have to keep your arm high and tight to your ear. Do this twice

1. #### Jump

Now you need to jump and see which bar you reach. You can jump multiple times to see the highest jump.

1. #### Calculate The Jump

From the height, you jumped you need to subtract your height from this. The answer you get is the vertical jump measurement by standing approach

• ### Full Approach

Here are the steps to measure vertical jump with a full approach

1. #### Measure The Reach

You have to walk through the Vertec device with your arm reaching as high as you can

1. #### Jump

You need to run and jump. You take a few steps for that as many steps as you are comfortable or you can also go for a 5 to 15-yard running start.

1. #### Calculate The Jump

From the height, you jumped you need to subtract your height from this. The answer you get is the vertical jump measurement by the full approach

## How To Measure Vertical Jump Without Equipment?

You can measure vertical Jumps without equipment also. Below are the steps to follow.

1. Find a tall wall for yourself.
2. Make a ball our of double tape and stick it to your middle finger or take chalk in your fingers
3. Jump high with your arm tight to your ear and stick the tape ball to the wall or touch the chalk. You can jump multiple times
4. From the height, you jumped that is measure the height till you stuck the tape or drew a line or dot with chalk. Now you need to subtract your height from this. The answer you get is the vertical jump measurement by standing approach
5. From the height, you jumped that is measure the height till you stuck the tape or drew a line or dot with chalk. Now you need to subtract your height from this. The answer you get is the vertical jump measurement by the Full approach

## What is Vertical Jump?

A vertical jump is also known as a vertical leap which means jumping upwards. The vertical jump is a very effective exercise for strength and explosive power both. It is also used as a standard test to measure the power of an athlete.

## Types of Vertical Jump

There 2 different types of vertical jumps

1. Standing Vertical Jump
2. Running Vertical Jump

## Vertical Jump Average

This is a table of the Vertical Jump Norm

RatingVertical Height MaleVertical Height Female
ExcellentMore than 28 inches (70 cm)More than 24 inches (60 cm)
Very Good24 to 28 inches (61 to 70 cm)20 to 24 inches (51 to 60 cm)
Above Average20 to 24 inches (51 to 60 cm)16 to 20 inches (41 to 50 cm)
Average16 to 20 inches (41 to 50 cm)12 to 16 inches (31 to 40 cm)
Below Average12 to 16 inches (31 to 40 cm)8 to 12 inches (21 to 30 cm)
Poor8 to 12 inches (21 to 30 cm)4 to 8 inches (11 to 20 cm)
Very PoorLess than 8 inches (21 cm)Less than 4 inches (11 cm)

## Highest Vertical Jump

The highest vertical jump is 63.5 inches which is by Evan Ungar from Canada and his name is also registered in the Guinness World Record.

## FAQ

### How is vertical jump calculated?

To calculate vertical jump you need to subtract your height from the standing height.

### Is a 24-inch vertical good?

24 inch vertical is measured as above average for males and excellent for females.

### How rare is a 40 inch vertical?

It is very rare to have 40 inches of vertical height. 99% of players or athletes will never have a 10-inch vertical jump.

### What is the average person’s vertical jump?

An average person’s vertical jump can be 16 to 23 inches for men and 12 to 19 inches for a woman.

### Are Vertical Jump Apps Accurate?

A recent study demonstrated the My Jump app installed on the iPhone 5s to have excellent reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC)=0.997, p<0.001) and excellent agreement with countermovement jump height measured using a force platform (ICC=0.997, p<0.001).

### What Is Steph Curry’s Vertical?

Curry doesn’t get up especially high. His maximum vertical in pre-draft measurements, back in 2009, was 35.5 inches. Washington guard John Wall’s pre-draft max was 39 inches. But beyond leaps and speed, Curry is just as freakish as Westbrook, just as mind-blowing as James.

### What Is The Average Vertical Jump For A Man?

around 20-30 inches tall

Generally speaking, the average vertical jump for both men and women tends to be around 20-30 inches tall. This does vary based on individual physiology and training level.

### Can Vertical Jump Be Increased?

As long as you increase your power-to-weight ratio and have efficient flexibility to get into the proper position to jump, then your vertical jump will increase. There are many variations of exercises and programs that can help you achieve those goals. The secret is picking a program and consistently sticking to it.