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Old 11-04-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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Default How come i can jump so high?

Im about 5'9 and i can touch about 10'4" on a good jump.
but i see a lotta people saying you should be squatting over twice your body weight to have a high vert!
im around 160 pounds and i cant even squat 100! I suck, i know!
i dont squat that often and mostly focus on upper body when i do weights so that explains why i cant lift much.. but how is it i dont have like a 10 inch jump if i lift so little?:P
not that im complaining or anything!
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:39 PM   #2
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: How come i can jump so high?

because you touch yourself at night just kidding lol. eh flexibility/leg power/ alot of stuff comes in the play. I could touch the 10'0 rim when I was 5'2-5'3 when I had my flexibility..(I used to go to karate class. They made us do variations of splits and made us do a lot of kicks with jumps). I stopped going for a month then I was still 5'3, I could only jump to like 9'0(I'm still trying to gain back my flexibility, but doing splits hurt so much now lol. It used to be very easy with daily karate practice).
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:29 PM   #4
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:37 PM   #5
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So many things come into play it's not just a simple answer.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:01 PM   #6
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Default Re: How come i can jump so high?

I'm honestly not sure if I can squat twice my body weight or not, but I doubt it. Even still, I consider myself to have a pretty solid vertical. As Swaggin mentioned, there's just too many variables to consider. I suppose you should just be thankful for it. Also, perhaps you could imagine how much higher you could jump if you did work out with your lower body.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:19 PM   #7
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...i don't wanna be rascist, but.... are you black?
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:43 AM   #8
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:46 AM   #9
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Im about 5'9 and i can touch about 10'4" on a good jump.
but i see a lotta people saying you should be squatting over twice your body weight to have a high vert!
im around 160 pounds and i cant even squat 100! I suck, i know!
i dont squat that often and mostly focus on upper body when i do weights so that explains why i cant lift much.. but how is it i dont have like a 10 inch jump if i lift so little?:P
not that im complaining or anything!


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Old 11-14-2010, 01:09 AM   #10
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Are you a one-legged jumper? Because that technique relies more on your natural reflexive ability than it does on strength, thus why you would be able to jump high and not squat much.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:33 PM   #11
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i am 5 foot 9 and have recently obtained the ability to hit a 10 foot 2 inch rim jumping off two feet. I did not do any gym work i just learned how to jump off two feet so i yes i can believe OP.
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BTW... OP. Your Max vert is probably somewhere between 32-35 inches. I don't know your reach so I am just guessimating based on your height. That's about average for anyone who balls often. 37+ your starting to get into some crazy stuff.
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It's not all about squats...

I never do weighted squats. Like, I've tried it a few times but never specifically trained in this area. I've done a few pyrometric programs and am currently doing one at the moment. I'm a fast sprinter and I regularly go down to the track and do sprints on my own. If you look at the massive guys in the gym who are squating stupid weights, most of them cant leave the floor.

By the way, I'm 5'11", 18 years old and I can dunk it with 1 and with 2 hands.
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