View Full Version : why is my reach so short?


pyrovampx
03-01-2009, 07:54 PM
can I make it any longer?
I find 69 inches from fingertip to fingertip pretty small for my height of 5"11 how can I make me reach llonger? does stretching help?

elfag
03-01-2009, 07:58 PM
This is the rack that Thomas Hearns used to achieve his 78" reach. I can give you an insider tip that it is much cheaper to build your own rack than to order one prebuilt. Are you good with woodworking?


http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t16/hellome13/Torture_Rack.jpg

selk
03-01-2009, 08:02 PM
you can't do anything about that you are born like that, most whites and *****s have short reach maybe its genetic while latino, southeast asians and blacks have longer.

pyrovampx
03-01-2009, 08:03 PM
This is the rack that Thomas Hearns used to achieve his 78" reach. I can give you an insider tip that it is much cheaper to build your own rack than to order one prebuilt. Are you good with woodworking?



http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t16/hellome13/Torture_Rack.jpg

omfg are you serious that looks like a ****ing torture machine what I was thinking was along the lines of stretches.
Damn no way thomas hearns used that ****?

pyrovampx
03-01-2009, 08:05 PM
you can't do anything about that you are born like that, most whites and *****s have short reach maybe its genetic while latino, southeast asians and blacks have longer.

I'm southeast asian and I was wondering if yoga would help increase reach I still have a hard time reaching my toes too. I'm only 18 too so maybe I can still increase it

fight game
03-01-2009, 08:17 PM
omfg are you serious that looks like a ****ing torture machine what I was thinking was along the lines of stretches.
Damn no way thomas hearns used that ****?

pffffffffff

selk
03-01-2009, 08:28 PM
I'm southeast asian and I was wondering if yoga would help increase reach I still have a hard time reaching my toes too. I'm only 18 too so maybe I can still increase it

It can't increase your reach at 18 you already stop growing. Anyway reach does not matter! its the arm length that matter measure from armpit to the end of the fist.

My reach is 67inches im 5'5 1/2 armlength 25 3/4 inches almost 26".
I have longer armlength than MAB though he is taller and have 70" reach yet he have 24 1/4 armlength.

Sometimes i wonder when having longer is having me some problems with throwing hooks on the head because seems kinda slow when u have long arms.

RightHooker
03-01-2009, 09:52 PM
I also have short arms. My friend who is in med school said that he could do an operation to cut some of the bone from one arm and put it into the other, giving me one long arm and one short one. Do you think this would be good for boxing, and do you know any fighters that have done this?

Verstyle
03-01-2009, 10:04 PM
Wow. the thread poster is pretty dumb.

joe90210
03-02-2009, 03:16 AM
I also have short arms. My friend who is in med school said that he could do an operation to cut some of the bone from one arm and put it into the other, giving me one long arm and one short one. Do you think this would be good for boxing, and do you know any fighters that have done this?
lol I hope you're joking

BOLLOCKS
03-02-2009, 03:23 AM
:rofl: :rofl:

KostyaTszyu44
03-02-2009, 06:05 AM
dude it isnt a massive deal

you can fight in close, bobbing and weaving, going to the body etc if you have a short reach

F l i c k e r
03-02-2009, 06:08 AM
Wow. the thread poster is pretty dumb.

Really.

My advice to him is..... Start in-fighting.

pyrovampx
03-02-2009, 08:03 AM
Really.

My advice to him is..... Start in-fighting.

I'm not dumb ok I know there's in fighting but I prefer out fighting it allows me to be more strategical, move alot more and gives me more time to dodge punches and makes boxing a whole lot easier for me. In fighting is so annoying for me.

selk
03-02-2009, 09:12 AM
I also have short arms. My friend who is in med school said that he could do an operation to cut some of the bone from one arm and put it into the other, giving me one long arm and one short one. Do you think this would be good for boxing, and do you know any fighters that have done this?

lolololol!!!

estbn
03-02-2009, 08:19 PM
This is the rack that Thomas Hearns used to achieve his 78" reach. I can give you an insider tip that it is much cheaper to build your own rack than to order one prebuilt. Are you good with woodworking?


http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t16/hellome13/Torture_Rack.jpg

What is that and how do you use it?

I hope you don't laugh at me and forgive my ignorance, but i don't even know what that is.

By the way, i don't have a short reach... i was just wondering.

Marlin26
03-02-2009, 09:04 PM
ive got a great idea, become the best in-fighter ever

glenn wilson
10-17-2009, 03:27 PM
You will not make your reach longer, but if it is for boxing, a great jab will seem like it extends your reach.

shogunn
10-17-2009, 04:47 PM
I thought Ive heard it all

Czarek
10-17-2009, 04:56 PM
yea his dumb, take some stones in your hands and then wait, they should grow then

Kazaam '85
10-17-2009, 07:09 PM
Its ok man... I only have 20 inch arm length. But maybe it will be longer as I lose more weight.

Anyways, don't let this discourage you.

George W Bush
10-17-2009, 08:55 PM
can I make it any longer?
I find 69 inches from fingertip to fingertip pretty small for my height of 5"11 how can I make me reach llonger? does stretching help?

I increased my reach from 29 inches to 31 1/2 inches by doing Yoga and Pilates three times a week for 6 months. This was after the age of 35.

Alexandros
10-17-2009, 11:24 PM
lololol..........

oniham
10-18-2009, 03:41 PM
sometimes i just dont know about this place....

them_apples
10-18-2009, 04:04 PM
can I make it any longer?
I find 69 inches from fingertip to fingertip pretty small for my height of 5"11 how can I make me reach llonger? does stretching help?

yea that is short

im only 5'6 and mine is 67, 24 from pit to fist

them_apples
10-18-2009, 04:06 PM
It can't increase your reach at 18 you already stop growing. Anyway reach does not matter! its the arm length that matter measure from armpit to the end of the fist.

My reach is 67inches im 5'5 1/2 armlength 25 3/4 inches almost 26".
I have longer armlength than MAB though he is taller and have 70" reach yet he have 24 1/4 armlength.

Sometimes i wonder when having longer is having me some problems with throwing hooks on the head because seems kinda slow when u have long arms.

just means's you have narrow ass shoulders