Vertical Jump or Vertical Leap Definition
Vertical jump or vertical leap is the act of raising one's center of gravity higher in the vertical plane solely with the use of one's own muscles; it is a measure of how high an individual or athlete can elevate off the ground (jump) from a standstill.
The vertical jump is divided into two different types:
Standing Vertical Jump: This refers to a vertical jump done from a standstill with no steps being involved at all.
Running Vertical Jump: This refers to a vertical jump after an approach or run to help add energy to the jump in an effort to improve on the standing vertical jump.
In general, the standing vertical jump is the one that is used as an official measurement for athletes.