VERIFIED BENCHMARK

Standing Vertical Jump

Power, Bigger/Longer/Further is better

The Standing Vertical Jump measures power of the lower limbs by measuring how high an individual can jump from a standing position.

Equipment Required: Tape measure, flat non-slip surface, wall, chalk, test administrator x1

Procedure:

  1. Participant performs a short warm-up following a RAMP protocol.
  2. Participant chalks their hands and stands side-on to a wall and reaches up with the hand closest to the wall. Keeping their feet flat on the ground, they mark their highest reach with their chalked fingertips.
  3. Participant stands away from the wall, re-chalks their hand and leaps vertically as high as possible, using both their arms and legs to assist in projecting the body upwards.
  4. Participant touches the wall at the highest point of their jump.
  5. Test administrator measures from the first mark to the second mark in centimetres.
  6. Participant completes three attempts, test administrator records best attempt.
  7. Participant inputs their best score into SharedGoals by clicking on the green “Add score” button.

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