The vertical jump is a test of athletic ability, and we often marvel at the power and grace of gifted leapers such as Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Although these athletes may make it look easy, a vertical leap off one one or both feet is an explosive, powerful movement
Michael Jordan “stomps the yard” when it comes to the highest vertical leap in NBA history. No wonder he was able to put basketball fans on the edge of their seats, holding their collective breadths, as he flew through the air. Just how high was Air Jordan’s vertical leap? Where do other great NBA stars rank in this category while compared to His Airness?
The vertical leap is the measurement of a player’s jump from a standing position. A high vertical leap usually transcends into a higher running leap. The higher the player can jump, the more ferocious and spectacular is his dunk.
What made or makes talented jumpers like Jordan, Dr. J, and Vince Carter exciting to watch is the use of slow-motion replay. No other league is better suited for this amazing technology than the NBA. The original jump happens too quickly to truly appreciate, but in slow-motion replay, the player appears to be gracefully soaring through the air as if taking off on a trans-atlantic flight. It is an allusion that drives fans crazy! Its electrifying!
For that reason, Marco Nuñez, will helps us how we can improve our Jumping Skills to jump higher.
From Marco Nuñez:
High Performance Athletic Trainer | Sports Medicine Specialist | Sports Scientist | MS in Human Movement | PES CES FMS SFMA FCS |
Over 20 years of experience working in professional sports.