How Does Your Vertical Jump Measure Up?

Every week, a new STACK Challenge gives you an opportunity to test your athletic ability and win a STACK T-shirt. Take the challenge and enter to win by tweeting your results with #STACKChallenge.

A huge vertical jump isn't just useful for sports like volleyball and basketball. Build a bigger verticala nd you'll develop lower-body explosiveness that can improve your performance no matter what sport you play.

How to Measure a Vertical Jump

You probably don't have access to a $500+ vertical measurement device like the ones you see at the NFL Combine, but you can still get an accurate measurement of your vertical jump at home. All you need are a wall and some measuring tape. Here's how:

  • Stand with your side to a wall
  • With your feet flat on the ground, reach the arm closest to the wall as high as possible
  • Mark the highest spot you can reach. Either put chalk on your fingertips or have a friend mark it with tape
  • From the same standing position, jump and hit the wall at the highest point of your jump. Mark the spot the same way you did earlier
  • Try three to five jumps and use your highest one
  • Subtract your standing reach from your jumping reach to get your vertical jump

The Challenge

Jump as high as possible.

How Do You STACK Up?

Rookie: 20 inches
Pro: 22 inches
All-Star: 25 inches

How to Win a STACK T-Shirt

  1. Complete the challenge by Aug. 24
  2. Follow STACK on Twitter (@stackmedia)
  3. Tweet your results with #STACKChallenge

Watch next week's STACK Challenge to see if you won.

Get Better

Not an All-Star yet? Improve your vertical jump with workouts and advice from the following articles:

Topics: BASKETBALL TRAINING | VOLLEYBALL | HOW TO JUMP HIGHER: DRILLS AND WORKOUTS | STACK CHALLENGE | SPORTS | JUMPING | VERTICAL JUMP

Dustin Brady Dustin Brady - Dustin Brady is the Web Manager at STACK Media and an avid runner. He received his bachelor's degree in communications from Pensacola Christian College in 2008.
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