Vertical jump has become a test of athleticism, but is it something you can train? Box jumps have come around again in popularity, but are they an important training tool…or just a cool trick? What contributes to being good at either or both? Can you make significant improvement with training? Our good friend, Jacob Ross — an athletic performance coach and consultant who currently works with Luol Deng of Minnesota Timberwolves – joined us as our expert to answer this question. Our ideas about the question start “from the jump” if you will, at the very beginning of the episode. Jacob shares his thoughts starting at around 26:10. Huge thanks to Jacob for being our expert. You can find him on Instagram: @jacob.w.ross. Hosted by Mike Farr (@silentmikke) and Jim McDonald (@thejimmcd). Produced by Jim McDonald Production assistance by Connor O’Neal. Theme by Aaron Moore. Branding by Joseph Manzo.