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jake oleander
09-09-2009, 01:09 PM
I'm curious how high all the o-lifters on this site can jump from a standstill (vertical jump).

Post your vertical leap!

I'll start - 31 inches :cool:
bodyweight= 165lbs @ 5 feet 10 inches height
max back squat= 350lbs

my o-lift numbers suck because of technique at the moment, snach= 145lbs c@j=205lbs

josh everett
09-09-2009, 02:23 PM
32 is my best

Chris Rice
09-09-2009, 03:52 PM
25" but it was a fair bit better 40 years ago.

Steven Low
09-09-2009, 05:35 PM
30" for me

jake oleander
09-09-2009, 07:11 PM
very nice!

anything over 30 inches puts you in pretty elite company, im impressed with everyone. here's hoping we can all get to 40 inches one day!

after seeing this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UBkRpMStjM&feature=related (wfs) it seems like anything is possible if we train hard enough.

Arden Cogar Jr.
09-25-2009, 01:09 PM
I shock some people with this one.

I'm 39 - barely 5'10" at 250 pounds and can still dunk a volley ball.

best I've ever tested out is 35" and that was a few years ago but my ability to jump hasn't lessened any. I do a lot of leaping and bounding in training for my silly hobby/sport. I can easily bound onto 40"+ boxes.

Best back squat = don't know. Likely about 250 to 275 kilos with only my Rehbands on. But I'm not gonna try it.

Best olympic lifts = power snatched 105 kilos. Squat clean about 150kgs. Technique sucks on full movements, but I'm getting better with time and effort.

All the best,
Arden

Garrett Smith
09-25-2009, 07:40 PM
Dunno. I'd love to test it again. 25" in early high school. At 6', I can basically grab the rim with a no-step jump. I don't have long arms either.

I'm looking forward to more OL after this big PL meet is over, hopefully getting a higher vert at the same time.

jake oleander
09-27-2009, 06:09 PM
Dunno. I'd love to test it again. 25" in early high school. At 6', I can basically grab the rim with a no-step jump. I don't have long arms either.

I'm looking forward to more OL after this big PL meet is over, hopefully getting a higher vert at the same time.

Im just starting to be able to do this when my legs are fresh (which, since i started the PM WODs, is seldom if at all). For me hanging off the rim requires about 33inches, im 5'10 with short arms though. My vertical numbers have climbed a dramatic 2 inches in the last couple months since I've started training O-lifting.

Arden, you're a beast, you have some serious strength. I aspire to reach that level myself one day.

Arden Cogar Jr.
09-28-2009, 08:21 AM
Im just starting to be able to do this when my legs are fresh (which, since i started the PM WODs, is seldom if at all). For me hanging off the rim requires about 33inches, im 5'10 with short arms though. My vertical numbers have climbed a dramatic 2 inches in the last couple months since I've started training O-lifting.

Arden, you're a beast, you have some serious strength. I aspire to reach that level myself one day.

Jack,
Thanks for the kind words. Lots of years of lots of training like a complete crazy. Started competing in powerlifting at age 14 - stopped at 20 because I didn't want to turn to the dark side. Still "power bodybuilded" (if that's a word) for the next 17 years until my coach introduced me to proper training protocols for someone who wants to be an athlete. I sooo wished I would have started the olympic movements and the programmed style training when I was younger. I could have avoided a lot of injuries and a lot of plateaus. I've made more progress, strength and athletic wise, in the past two years than I did in the prevoius 17. Amazing what smart training can do. Even for old farts.

Keep up the good work. And listen to your body.

All the best,
Arden

Scott Kustes
09-28-2009, 01:24 PM
29-30" when tested recently.

Brian DeGennaro
09-28-2009, 03:10 PM
30"-32" at just shy of 5'6" and 165lbs. If I'm not mistaken I've jumped onto a 50" box from a standstill too, and broad jumped just short of 10'.

Andrew Simonis
10-14-2009, 09:39 AM
6'1 270 lbs

got 28" quite suprised I got up that high.

Gant Grimes
10-15-2009, 08:46 AM
Haven't tested in years. Used to be 30" and 10' broad jump. Neither is there now. I was a two-foot jumper, though. I couldn't high jump (6' if I ran straight and dove over it) or long jump worth a crap.

Scott Dyck
10-19-2009, 11:32 AM
You piqued my interest so I just tested it and got 29.

jake oleander
10-20-2009, 06:36 AM
It's pretty amazing to see all these numbers around 30 inches, when most of you don't specifically train to jump.

I'm convinced that weightlifting is god's gift to two footed jumpers.

Arien Malec
10-20-2009, 09:04 AM
Selection bias. People who are drawn to weightlifting tend to have physical attributes that also lend themselves to high vert jump.

Scott Dyck
10-21-2009, 06:29 AM
I got 33" with three steps off one foot. I'm just starting to clean and snatch, so it'll be interesting to see if if improves much from weightlifting or if it's just natural. I could always jump pretty decently.

Allen Yeh
10-21-2009, 06:43 AM
Selection bias. People who are drawn to weightlifting tend to have physical attributes that also lend themselves to high vert jump.

Hahaha

I'm pretty curious what mine is but no way to measure it currently.

Blair Lowe
10-21-2009, 11:54 PM
Last time I tested was 24". I stand just over 5'. Squat 350+. DL 400+.

Some years ago, I used to be around 30. I'm just glad it's back to 2 feet.

jake oleander
10-22-2009, 06:40 AM
Hahaha

I'm pretty curious what mine is but no way to measure it currently.

It's fairly easy once you know your standing vertical reach....Just go out and touch something high from a standstill, a basketball rim is 120inches, the backboard a few inches lower, etc. Then subtract.

I always test mine on a basketball hoop, my reach is about 90 inches, so its 30 inches for me to touch the rim. I can't wait to get my palm on that rim from a standstill!

Leo Soubbotine
10-23-2009, 04:51 AM
22 inches.

Rafe Kelley
10-26-2009, 11:44 PM
In the spring after a squat focused training program I was up to 32. Fell back to 27 after months of limited weight training.

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-02-2009, 09:21 AM
Selection bias. People who are drawn to weightlifting tend to have physical attributes that also lend themselves to high vert jump.

Agreed. Makes sense too. I wish I could get some carryover for mine. I guess it's just a matter of time. Just need to patient and keep on practicing.

All the best,
Arden

Damon Stewart
11-10-2009, 06:09 AM
32ish...some days a little more, some a little less. DL 430, BS 330. Snatch 87KG. BW around 170lbs.

jake oleander
11-13-2009, 08:19 PM
32ish...some days a little more, some a little less. DL 430, BS 330. Snatch 87KG. BW around 170lbs.

whoa, awesome snatch. how long have you been weightlifting?

Gant Grimes
11-15-2009, 02:42 PM
Tested Friday. 26". Ouch.

jake oleander
11-16-2009, 05:01 PM
Tested Friday. 26". Ouch.

26" is not bad at all.

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-17-2009, 01:32 PM
26" is not bad at all.

That's exactly what I was thinking. Exactly.

Props.

All the best,
Arden

Brian Amundsen
11-27-2009, 06:33 AM
Mine is 28" from a standstill and 33" from a 3 step run up. I'm 5'11 270 and 34 years old. Years of competing in strongman and just generally being athletic have basically kept it where it was as a 220 lb senior in highschool.

Adam Acosta
12-03-2009, 11:56 AM
You've got me curious now. I never tested it in high school, but I could dunk pretty easily from a standstill and hurdled a 66" high jump bar, but I had really good hurdling technique and flexibility, which probably mattered a lot more than jumping ability. I jumped onto a roughly 60" concrete wall at a local park for fun a few times last winter, but then stopped that kind of training when I slipped and split open both shins to the bone. But again, I think that's more flexibility than jumping ability. I know I can't dunk any more.

Anyway, I might test it over the weekend now. You notice with basketball players that the transition to the 30s is when they seem to lose their explosive jumping ability. I turned 29 a few days ago. It would be interesting to see if I could ever get it back. I never touched a weight in high school. All I did was run.

Matt Morris
08-18-2011, 11:18 AM
21" last winter @
275lb body weight
103kg snatch
136kg clean/jerk
495lb back squat
525lb deadlift...

I'm hoping that at 215lbs of body weight (and a lot of work on my lifts) I can get into that 30+ group.

Bradley Day
11-12-2011, 03:33 PM
36 inches,
max half squat only a feeble 165

Aimee Anaya Everett
11-30-2011, 11:48 AM
27.5"
jumping from a dead stop squat position.

I am 5'6", 68kgs

Matt Foreman
12-12-2011, 08:02 PM
The last time I tested it, I was at 32.5. That was several years ago, weighing about 230 lbs and jumping from a stationary position.