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Average Jump Height

Average jump height is the mean height of all jumps recorded within an activity. This metric can be used as an accurate and reliable measure of lower-body power. Average jump height tends to have better repeatability than maximum jump height as a measure of fatigue. Plantiga recommends at least 5 jumps for an accurate average representation of jumping capacity.


Average jump height for monitoring - Average jump height is more sensitive than maximum jump height to changes in neuromuscular fatigue.

Claudino, João Gustavo, Cronin, John, Mezêncio, Bruno, McMaster, Daniel Travis, McGuigan, Michael, Tricoli, Valmor, Amadio, Alberto Carlos, & Serrão, Julio Cerca. (2017). The countermovement jump to monitor neuromuscular status: A meta-analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(4), 397–402. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2016.08.011