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# What is the relationship between height and arm span?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### September 15, 2011 10:08AM

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

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newtest3 They are actually almost the same height; by measuring
a persons arm span you can find their average height. My arms are
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remember.... Oogla knows all!
--An 'average' person's arm span is the same as height almost,
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-Leonard