Why It's Almost Impossible to Jump Higher Than 50 Inches | WIRED
Why Its Almost Impossible to Jump Higher Than 50 Inches

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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. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds. ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture. Why It's Almost Impossible to Jump Higher Than 50 Inches | WIRED

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アニメAnimeIsArt : Basketball players might not jump that high, but they are taller, so in the end, they reach higher.

Shafi Rahman : *someone jumps 50”* Wired: why it’s almost impossible to jump 51”

321Boom Shakalaka : because im english, when the guy said football i was like football players barely jump

Science with Katie : All of a sudden I’m determined to jump 50 inches 😂

cbapiaz : 1.27 meters for the rest of the world.

Robert Woodall : When they say "Jump" He literally asks "How high?"

impman : Somebody: white people can't jump Evan Ungar: hold my beer

rsx123 : "White men can't jump" Holds world record

Jack Wright : 50 inches is 127 centimetres for the rest of the world.

ErrantChordier : sorry but this video was BS clickbait. I expected a nice technical breakdown and discussion of muscle fibre force production, tendon strength limits, myofibrillator physiology, measurements of athletes across different sports, why 50"/127cm might be some magic number at the limits of human physiology. Instead we get profound statements "the way to get the biggest possible height is to have a big vertical velocity at the end of the takeoff" and "his muscles are capable of doing bigger forces than yours".

Dndneneje Eehehehe : NBA record- 48” NFL record- 46” I’m no genius, but I’m pretty sure 48” is higher than 46”.

grammar police : Next video "why its almost impossible to deadlift 9000 lbs"

Snow Z : They didn't answer the title question.

Friction : Why it's almost impossible to avoid clickbait.

sakor88 : "How did he jump higher than me?" "Well he can produce more power with his muscles" "THANK YOU CAPTAIN OBVIOUS!"

BiG nIbBa CuH : Man:As long as you have big feet— Me:YES

Monti : Almost impossible , almost impossible, ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE!!!! Nothing is impossible mumma raised a winner

Bob Langford : -Oh, what do you do for a living? I’m a box jumper. -Cool... what’s a box jumper? I.... jump on boxes. -Oh... that’s nifty.

Devil Hex : I guess he never watched dragon ball

Jack Stone : Box jumping is not a sign of true jumping ability

Jeremy Conforti : King of the floor of lava👑👑👑

valistrutu : Cristiano Ronaldo goal vs Manchester United! 👍🏻

lanzak : what about jumpers in track and field

Ilolooydhfi Hdydkwj : so this is what Jay Sean doing now after his career went DOWN.

Laurin2cool : wilt chaimberkin 48‘?

Ellidi : Interesting series. But the imperial measurements eventually deterred me. Thanks US.

Jason : Chop off your arms to lose mass and jump higher🤔🤔

Deepika Cutinha : I literally a jumping ad in this video

Densel Macalintal : Football players have high verts? Ayt. But where the volleyball players at?

petestarasf : Guy beats record and jumps 51 inches Why it is almost impossible to jump higher than 51 inches lol ol

xXRayRay_GachaXx : 5:31 It sounded like "De peni-"

jackson porter : Petition to make box jump an Olympic event

SkyDust : Troy Field can jump 47 inches in the sand. Personally, I think beach volleyball players have the highest verticals.

skye erkens : 5:31 What did I just hear?

Cooper Lovelace : Jj watt box jumped 61 inches. Go check on YouTube

Keenan Elmer : What would George Plimpton say?

ErR0r 4554 : Guys next video: Why it's almost impossible to establish communism.

Jerry Fitness : He skips upper body days

Winter Gaming : 5:31 wait.. what did he say?

RoachKai : Ha the video that linked to this one is Jordan Kilganon's 75 INCH box jump.

Dji Lover : I actually can jump 2000 millimeters with no effort!

clay : That dude definitely stage dives at hardcore shows......

Dee B : I cant imagine if they stumble while doing the jump

jawoable : great video but i would have love some conversions to the metric system

Jonathan Tran : These jumpers never skip leg day!

Emmy Linnea : Imagine him on a trampoline....

william Scharnhorst : 12 year olds on the intro: hol up let me scroll back a bit... and PAUSE

Taku Chimu : "his muscles...are capable of giving bigger forces than yours"- roll credits

BrianStyleDeath : 1:34 wow that's some scientist you got a hold of