Best Answer

It varies, on average your armspan would be close to or equal to your height (usually give or take about 2 to 3 cm's)Arm span measurement is a simple measure that's important in the anthropometrical profiling of athletes in many sports in which reach is important, such as rowing, boxing and Basketball.

A. For Growth Assessment:

B. Measurement1. Extend both hands outward (parallel to the floor)2. Measure finger tip to Finger tip

C. Normal results1. Children: Arm span is 1 cm shorter than height2. Adolescent: Arm span is same length as height3. Adult: Arm span exceeds height by more than 5 cm

D. Longer arm spans1. Boys2. African American descent

User Avatar

Wiki User

2011-09-15 10:08:17
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides


20 cards

A polynomial of degree zero is a constant term

The grouping method of factoring can still be used when only some of the terms share a common factor A True B False

The sum or difference of p and q is the of the x-term in the trinomial

A number a power of a variable or a product of the two is a monomial while a polynomial is the of monomials

See all cards
2541 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is the relationship between height and arm span?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Is there a relationship between your arm span and height?


What is the relationship between height and arm length?

The length of one arm is about 40% of your height

Meaning of sitting height and arm span?

Arm span is a measure of the arm

What is the height of someone with an arm span of 66 inches?

Arm span is approximately equal to a person's height. So the predicted height of a person with an arm span of 66in is also 66in.

Is your arm span longer than your height?

It is relatively the same your height and arm span may be 3 in off but it is rather close:)

How do i find the correlation between height and arm span in people 19-45?


What is the arm span of the average man?

It is equaled to his height.

How many cm is 1 arm span?

Arm span or reach (also known as wingspan) is the physical measurement of the length from one end of an individual's arms (measured at the fingertips) to the other when raised parallel to the ground at shoulder height at a one-hundred eighty degree angle. The average reach correlates to the person's height. So, it is impossible to say how many centimeters is YOUR arm span or MY arm span without measuring it first. For example, my arm span is 183cm.

How long is a 5'5 person's arm span?

For the average person, the arm span is going to match the height. However, it can vary by several inches in either direction.

What is Revised physical fitness?

the revised physical fitness are height taking, weight taking, sitting height, and arm span.

How tall is a person whose arm span is 74 inches tall?

For the average person, the arm span is going to match the height. However, it can vary by several inches in either direction.

If a patient is unable to stand you can measure their height by?

Measuring their arm span from the tips of the middle fingers

People also asked