Average reach at various heights?

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Metafour, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Metafour 武士道

    Metafour
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Messages:
    5,311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    沖縄県
    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.
     
    #1
  2. indigoluxe Yellow Belt

    indigoluxe
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    0
    Average reach is within a few inches either way of your total height in inches.
     
    #2
  3. hehe, t-rex arms can be an advantage too though
     
    #3
  4. WestSideBJJ Orange Belt

    WestSideBJJ
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm 6'(about average) and my reach is 72''so I think somewhere around 72'' is the average.
     
    #4
  5. adam02 Yellow Belt

    adam02
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wales
    Im 5'10 with 73" reach.
     
    #5
  6. Orion Brown Belt

    Orion
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    3,955
    Likes Received:
    1
    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.
     
    #6
  7. koreankid6413 Brown Belt

    koreankid6413
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Korea
    damn your 6'0 and only have 67 inches?! i'm 6'0 too but my armspan is 76 inches
     
    #7
  8. Hanoi Rox Black Belt

    Hanoi Rox
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Messages:
    5,220
    Likes Received:
    1
    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.
     
    #8
  9. ToughLove Liver Kick

    ToughLove
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinios
    I'm 5'9" Reach of 74" but my friend is 5'7" and a reach of 78" he has monkey arms though
     
    #9
  10. mego Green Belt

    mego
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,025
    Likes Received:
    0
    ^no kidding do they go down to his knees or what
     
    #10
  11. Maroli Purple Belt

    Maroli
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,021
    Likes Received:
    13
    average person is around 5'9 (before they exaggerate their height, lol) with reach a couple inches longer or shorter. I'm 6'0 with a 77 inch reach, guys with narrower shoulders don't have much wingspan
     
    #11
  12. letsgotribe9 Guest

    letsgotribe9
    I think some guys are measuring incorrectly, cheating, or lying... that, or people with freakishly long arms are responding to this really proudly, so I'm going to be honest and in that, totally average. 6'0" with a 73" reach.
     
    #12
  13. D Train Silver Belt

    D Train
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2007
    Messages:
    11,040
    Likes Received:
    112
    Location:
    Alabama
    What is the correct way to measure reach?
     
    #13
  14. Bakii White Belt

    Bakii
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think its fist to fist. At least that makes sense....I don't know anyone who punches with their fingers.
     
    #14
  15. D Train Silver Belt

    D Train
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2007
    Messages:
    11,040
    Likes Received:
    112
    Location:
    Alabama
    This is from Wiki:
     
    #15
  16. wildman1717 Green Belt

    wildman1717
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    I thought it was fingertip to fingertip.
     
    #16
  17. luc[ifer] White Belt

    luc[ifer]
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2007
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    it is middle finger tip to middle finger tip.
     
    #17
  18. RyanMMA09 Purple Belt

    RyanMMA09
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,096
    Likes Received:
    0
    67 for 6'0 tall does seem pretty short, I'm 6'3 and my reach is 77 inches, that's not real real long, but it seems normal for my height. And I'm almost certain luc[ifer]'s right, middle finger tip to middle finger tip.
     
    #18
  19. Eric Lau Amateur Fighter

    Eric Lau
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,977
    Likes Received:
    1
    i'm 5'5 and my reach is 71' so i guess it isn't too bad
     
    #19
  20. -kc- Orange Belt

    -kc-
    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2007
    Messages:
    312
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    unknown
    Im 6
     
    #20

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"