# How To Measure Boxing Reach?

All you need to do to measure your reach is put your arms in an outward position, perpendicular to your body. Then, just have a friend measure from one fingertip to the other. Having a longer reach can usually give you a leg (or arm) up in the competition.

## How do you measure fight reach?

In the UFC, reach is measured from the fingertips of the middle finger of one outstretched arm to the other. While calculating the reach, fighters are supposed to lift their arms to the side, parallel to the ground at shoulder level. Also, a fighter’s leg reach is measured from their hip bone to their heel.

## How do I calculate my reach?

The basic formula for calculating reach is impressions divided by frequency (reach = impressions/frequency).

## What is the average reach of a 6 foot man?

Relationship between standing reach and height: The median basketball player in the NBA Draft Combine has a standing reach about 1.335 times as long as their height. This means the average 6 ft tall basketball player should have a standing reach around 8 feet.

## What is good reach in boxing?

The average reach of a boxer is usually 2.5” longer than the average man around his height. As such, this gives most boxers a positive ape index of 2.5″. This is not to say boxing increases one’s reach. Longer armed individuals just have an advantage in boxing and tend to become boxers as a result.

## How does UFC measure leg reach?

Leg reach in the UFC is measured from the hipbone to the heel. This is not to be confused with the inseam which is the distance from the uppermost part of your thigh to your ankle.

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## Does arm span equal height?

Your arm span is the distance between the middle fingertips on each hand when you stretch your arms out as far as they can reach. For most people, their arm span is about equal to their height. Mathematicians say the arm span to height ratio is one to one: your arm span goes once into your height.

## What if my wingspan is longer than my height?

If your wingspan is longer than your height you will have a positive index – 2 inches taller is a +2 ape index. If your wingspan is shorter than your height you will have a negative index – 3 inches shorter would be a -3 ape index.

## Who has the longest reach in boxing?

1. Gogea Mitu – Heavyweight. Julius Long has the record for the largest documented reach amongst professional boxers.

## Is 74 inches a long reach?

UFC fighters have 2-3 inches longer reach on average, meaning their height-to-reach ratio is closer to 1.05:1 than 1:1. So, an average UFC fighter that’s 6’0” (72”) will have a 74” reach.