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WIRED: Why It’s Almost Impossible to Jump Higher Than 50 Inches

How the best jumpers in the world fly so damn high

 

 

The standing vertical jump is an important measure of an athlete’s explosive power and a critical test in the NFL Combine. So who jumps the highest? And what’s the limit? WIRED’s Robbie Gonzalez jumps in to examine the physics and physicality of maximum leaping ability.

Read the entire article on WIRED here