Enter the body weight (kg) and the jump-reach score (m) into the calculator to determine the Vertical Jump Power. 

Vertical Jump Power Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Vertical Jump Power. 

Pj = SQRT(4.9*BW) * SQRT(JRS) * 9.81

  • Where Pj is the Vertical Jump Power (watts)
  • BW is the body weight (kg) 
  • JRS is the jump-reach score (m) 

How to Calculate Vertical Jump Power?

The following two example problems outline how to calculate the Vertical Jump Power.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the body weight (kg). In this example, the body weight (kg) is measured to be 60.
  2. Next, determine the jump-reach score (m). For this problem, the jump-reach score (m) is calculated to be 1.3.
  3. Finally, calculate the Vertical Jump Power using the formula above: 

Pj = SQRT(4.9*BW) * SQRT(JRS) * 9.81

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

Pj = SQRT(4.9*60) * SQRT(1.3) * 9.81 = 191.784 (watts)


Example Problem #2: 

Using the same process as example problem 1, we first define the variables outlined by the formula. In this case, the values are:

body weight (kg) = 110

jump-reach score (m) = .75

Entering these values into the formula or calculator above gives us:: 

Pj = SQRT(4.9*110) * SQRT(.75) * 9.81 = 197.23 (watts)