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Old 01-06-2008, 03:31 AM   #1
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Average reach at various heights?

I'm approximately 6'0 tall, and have a shorter than average reach of 67 inches. I'm just wondering if anyone knows what the average reach is for men of various heights.

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Old 01-06-2008, 04:09 AM   #2
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Average reach is within a few inches either way of your total height in inches.

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Old 01-06-2008, 06:26 AM   #3
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hehe, t-rex arms can be an advantage too though

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Old 01-07-2008, 03:41 AM   #4
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I'm 6'(about average) and my reach is 72''so I think somewhere around 72'' is the average.

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Old 01-08-2008, 11:03 PM   #5
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Im 5'10 with 73" reach.

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Old 03-03-2008, 08:49 PM   #6
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Hm, wanted to resurrect this post to see some others input on this subject as I was thinking about it today.

I'm 5'10 and have a 70" reach.

Seems odd to me that it's that short when I stand next to a friend of mine who is also 5'10 and side by side we appear to have the same arm length, but when measured, his is 76". Sometimes I wish I had longer arms to exploit the reach advantage.

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Old 03-04-2008, 12:28 AM   #7
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damn your 6'0 and only have 67 inches?! i'm 6'0 too but my armspan is 76 inches

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Old 03-04-2008, 02:52 AM   #8
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Hm, wanted to resurrect this post to see some others input on this subject as I was thinking about it today.

I'm 5'10 and have a 70" reach.

Seems odd to me that it's that short when I stand next to a friend of mine who is also 5'10 and side by side we appear to have the same arm length, but when measured, his is 76". Sometimes I wish I had longer arms to exploit the reach advantage.
Wingspan (how we now measure reach) is also effected by shoulder width. I'm 6'0" with a wingspan of 6'2". I think this is due to me having broad shoulders more rather than having long arms.

As far as reach goes, having short arms often helps power and fighting in close. Mike Tyson and Rocky Marciano are the two most dominant HW champions of all time and they were both short with short arms. Also, Joe Fraizer (one of the greatest of all time) and Ricky Hatton (one of the best fighters in the world today) have short reaches for their heights.

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Old 03-05-2008, 02:47 PM   #9
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I'm 5'9" Reach of 74" but my friend is 5'7" and a reach of 78" he has monkey arms though

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^no kidding do they go down to his knees or what

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