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Thread: Dwain Chambers vertical jump- 68''

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    That is probably one of the dumbest things you can do. It's about as smart as him answering his door. Anyway, 68" minus 32" or so of inseam...

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    Not a 68" vertical jump but rather a 68 inch box jump. His vertical is probably 40 inches. Thats still impressive though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrus2001 View Post
    Not a 68" vertical jump but rather a 68 inch box jump. His vertical is probably 40 inches. Thats still impressive though.
    my mistake, yes box jump.. :-)

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    yeah impressive but running sub 10 at the moment for dwain would be even more impressive not even mentioning sub 9.60

    what does this point out at the end of the day????

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-Man View Post
    yeah impressive but running sub 10 at the moment for dwain would be even more impressive not even mentioning sub 9.60

    what does this point out at the end of the day????
    That he has good hip mobility/flexibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-Man View Post
    yeah impressive but running sub 10 at the moment for dwain would be even more impressive not even mentioning sub 9.60

    what does this point out at the end of the day????
    that he can jump very high...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalton.1990 View Post
    that he can jump very high...
    Wrong, box jumping has nothing to do with vertical jumping ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB34 View Post
    Wrong, box jumping has nothing to do with vertical jumping ability.
    Nothing to do with is going a bit far. For the average person, vertical jump probably accounts for half of the total height, while the other half comes from hip flexibility. If you increase your vert 10 inches, you'll be able to jump onto a 10 inch higher box.

    Oh, and I get his first "test hop" at about 37", based on time in the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainy.here View Post
    Nothing to do with is going a bit far. For the average person, vertical jump probably accounts for half of the total height, while the other half comes from hip flexibility. If you increase your vert 10 inches, you'll be able to jump onto a 10 inch higher box.
    My point is just because someone can jump on a 70in box doesn't mean they have a VJ of 44in. I know several athletes who can jump onto 60in box and cant' VJ 38in.

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