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Answered 2009-11-09 12:36:02

There are a variety of ways to measure your vertical jump but they all use the same "formula."

Your highest reach subtracted by, your highest touch, equals your vertical jump.

So you need to know your standing reach, and have a method for marking your highest touch.

A Vertec is a commonly used apparatus that allows you to do both (see link for photo).

Electronic pads also measure vertical jump but do so by measuring time in the air, which is subject to error if knees are bent.

The best way to measure your vertical is by knowing your reach and measuring your highest touch.

Your jumping ability can change from day to day, so it is best to measure often to get an accurate reading.

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