Which is the best way to achieve maximum height when jumping - running or jumping from stationary?
When stationary, i would have thought it easier to squat more and therefore get more ‘spring’ value from the legs, i.e. using the full travel distance of the leg muscles and thus creating maximum upwards thrust.
However i’m wondering if any of the horizontal momentum gets transferred into upward thrust when jumping while running or does it just stay as horizontal momentum adding distance to your jump?
I know it’s easy to experiment - i have and it seems like six and half a dozen to me. I’m interested in the theory though, in principle is one way better than the other? Do others find both methods about the same for them?
Is there a method to learning to jump higher? I have googled this but any relevant results wanted 200 bucks for their ‘secret system’.