Caeleb’s Vertical Leap
Caeleb Dressel Quick Facts:
- American Swimmer
- Height: 6 ft 2 in
- Weight: 192 lbs
- 50-yard FR: 17.53
- 100-yard FR: 39.90
- 100-yard FL: 42.80
- 100-yard BR: 50.03
- 200-yard IM: 1:38.13
The average vertical leap for an NCAA basketball player is 30 inches. NBA superstar Lebron James can leap 40 inches, but Caeleb outperforms him at 41 inches! Imagine how this phenomenal ability helps him win off the blocks and walls. Now it’s your turn to advantage yourself. Here’s how:
- First, you need a piece of chalk to rub on your fingertips and a tape measure.
- Next, you need to measure your body’s length with your arm fully extended above your head.
- Next, you need to stand beside a wall with a very high ceiling or outside next to a tall pole.
- Next, leap upward as high as you can taping your “chalked fingertips” against the wall or pole.
- Next, measure the distance from the ground to the chalk mark and minus your body’s length from that number.
- Next, compare your “leap height” to the following:
- Female = Greater than 24 inches
- Male = Greater than 28 inches
- Female = 20-24 inches
- Male = 24-28 inches
- Female = 16-20 inches
- Male = 20-24 inches
- Female = 12-16 inches
- Male = 16-20 inches
- Female = 8-12 inches
- Male = 12-16 inches
The PVC Challenge
Over the next six days, your mission is to perform one of these four challenges six days in a row. Be sure to wear well-padded shoes to protect your joints.
- Challenge 1 (Platinum) = 9 rounds of 9 Vertical Leaps (like Caeleb on the video)
- Challenge 2 (Gold) = 7 rounds of 7 Vertical Leaps (like Caeleb on the video)
- Challenge 3 (Silver) = 6 rounds of 6 Vertical Leaps (like Caeleb on the video)
- Challenge 4 (Bronze) = 5 rounds of 5 Vertical Leaps (like Caeleb on the video)