Main Question or Discussion Point
I am looking to see if there is a discrete way to increase the height one can jump, and the only way I could see it feasibly being done is with a spring. However, the spring could only realistically be supressed a few centimeters, and the spring constant needed would need to be relatively large, say 100,000 N / m. Even if there were a spring with this large spring constant, it would be almost impossible to supress it the needed few centimeters. Therefore, it seems that springs would not do anything. Any ideas about artificial means of jumping higher?