A 6ft wingspan for a guy that's 5'7 ? ...

Isn't your wingspan supposed to be around the same length of your height?

Mines 6ft and I'm only 5'7 in height?

What do you think?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • It's a general proportion, you may have longer arms, longer fingers, broad shoulders, etc. Height and armspan are rarely exactly equal.

    Keep in mind, that's 5 inches more total, which pretty much means that you've got 2.5 on each side that is "extra."

    "Normal" human proportions can be measured approximately using the height of the head from the chin to the top as a basic unit. Going by this, here's what is typical:

    Head = one head (obviously)

    Arms = 2 heads each from shoulder to wrist

    Body = 2 heads from shoulder to groin

    Legs = 4 heads each from groin to ankle

    Feet = one head long each

    Neck = 1/2 head

    Hands = 2/3 head each

    In addition, shoulders are usually 3 head widths across.

    My arms are slightly longer than what they "should" be, and my shoulders are a bit narrow.

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    • whats the width of your shoulders in heads? average wise? and yes I'm aware I have longer arms but I was just curious whether people had opinions or perceptions of a guy with longer arms lol.

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    • I might keep that slapping advantage in mind also...

    • No problem, glad I could help :)

What Girls Said 5

  • Your arms are a little long in comparison to your body

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    • 5 inches longer lol... a bit adnormal?

    • abnormal*

  • it's probably because you're still growing, if not then it's most likely genetic.

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  • You sound like me. hahaha I have freaking gorilla arms. They're so long.

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  • bahahahaha "wingspan"...you have wings?

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    • You win the blond trophy...

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    • Well, I am a brunette : P ha ha just messing with you

    • Pfft join the crew ;) lol... superior haired folk here :P

  • all rules have exceptions and apparently you're one of them

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What Guys Said 4

  • It just means your arms are longer, it's not uncommon. The "usual" measurements are almost the same numbers (within centimeters or millimeters of each other) but it's not bad if one is bigger than the other.

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  • That's a plus dude.

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    • Why is that good though?

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    • Ooooh I see what your getting at... lol thanks for enlightening me of that perspective. Of course if were to go down that route, its a bit less advantageous of my height, being that long arms in overhead pressing and bench pressing isn't advantageous lol. But deadlifting it is.

    • Exactly. Also, the best boxers have longest arms...

  • Don't worry about it, you can always find uses for long arms.

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  • I think you're arms are longer then you're body

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    • yes... 5 inches longer lol... weird?

    • mind f***

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