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#25 Re: The REACH index...
March 13, 2020, 07:51:24 am
Just joining in with the stats of a short person with shit ai:

R225
H167
S 158

Ratio 1.35


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#26 Re: The REACH index...
March 13, 2020, 08:15:03 am
Just joining in with the stats of a short person with shit ai:

R225
H167
S 158

Ratio 1.35

What’s interesting is that your ratio is much better than others with small/negative AI - so you must be able to use your shoulders and hips well to get that height!!

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#27 Re: The REACH index...
March 13, 2020, 08:28:22 am
Indeed, we're more or less the same height, same reach despite a 17cm difference in span.

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#28 Re: The REACH index...
March 13, 2020, 08:46:13 am
I hadn’t really though about it until this morning - but that suggests hip / lower spine flexibility is important too.

Shoulder width would seem to be an obvious one too - along with flexibility to use it. Though personally - despite being tall I have (I think) fairly narrow shoulders - yet a high ratio. Long arms? Ha! Around in circles again....

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#29 Re: The REACH index...
March 13, 2020, 08:53:48 am
R - 248
H - 181
S - 196

1.37

I would like to reiterate that long arms do not necessarily give an advantage  :lol:

Your reach is disappointing, we’re you standing on one leg on top toe? That ape though 😂 20 cm  difference from mine!

Yeah that was as far as I could go! Is this where shoulder breadth comes into it?

My knuckles do drag along the floor though  ::)

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#30 Re: The REACH index...
March 13, 2020, 09:14:54 am
I suspect measurement errors are pretty significant in all this self reporting - hard to believe nai and AnaisB have the same reach if the rest of their figures are accurate.

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#31 Re: The REACH index...
March 13, 2020, 09:38:57 am
I hadn’t really though about it until this morning - but that suggests hip / lower spine flexibility is important too.

Shoulder width would seem to be an obvious one too - along with flexibility to use it. Though personally - despite being tall I have (I think) fairly narrow shoulders - yet a high ratio. Long arms? Ha! Around in circles again....

The thoracic spine is the area where I was stiff, pretty much solid until all the physio - it's only now I realise how much that affects climbing. There's no way to use the shoulders or hips properly when the middle of your back is locked up.
Despite hardly any climbing and no training at all for the past two years, I managed my previous hardest grade second go on the last trip, despite really weak fingers. Climbing felt easy all trip and I'm sure that's down to having a flexible thoracic for the first time in donkeys years.

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#32 Re: The REACH index...
March 13, 2020, 10:09:01 am
Some more data:
R: 247
H: 186
S: 193

Ratio: 1.33

I have quite small feet (street size 9.5) for someone of 6'1" so maybe that limits my reach? That and maybe needing some shoulder/thoracic flexibility improvements a la Kelvin

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#33 Re: The REACH index...
March 13, 2020, 10:58:13 am
R 226
H 173
S 170

Ratio = 1.31

Narrow shoulders and stumpy fingers, stiff back.

Obviously I try to make up for it with technique and cunning

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#34 Re: The REACH index...
March 13, 2020, 01:40:17 pm
R 226
H 175
S 185

Wide shoulders?

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#35 Re: The REACH index...
March 13, 2020, 01:42:58 pm
R - 248cm
H - 177cm
S - 190cm

Ratio 1.40

hmmm, no wonder my wife gives me abuse for reaching past things when we're the same height ;D

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#36 Re: The REACH index...
April 04, 2020, 07:45:53 am
R is 241cm, with a H of 178cm.

Ratio is 1.35.

Span is 185cm.

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#37 Re: The REACH index...
April 04, 2020, 08:15:03 am
I can reach 241cm.
Arm span 188cm.
180cm tall.

Ratio (Reach/height) 1.34.

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#38 Re: The REACH index...
April 04, 2020, 09:58:14 am
Have you done anything with the data yet, TT? The ratios are all generally 1.3. So tip to tip span is a very good predictor of how high you can reach off the floor? Obviously in a climbing context it's a bit more complex (lock off ability comes into it etc).

Are we to be ranked according to tip to tip span? I'm not sure how accurate my measurement for that was as it was done by a woman holding an infant and the tape measure was going across my chest (thus bendy, rather than measuring the distance between two points on a flat wall).

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#39 Re: The REACH index...
April 04, 2020, 10:30:53 am
Back around Albatross :)

Ratio varies from 1.29 to 1.42 (I think) which is quite a big range (1.42 on a 160cm person is near same reach 1.29 on 180cm.

What is interesting is that It seems to be more about flexibility (hip, thorasic and shoulders) than Tip to tip.

Anyway - I’ve got a toddler to look after interspersed with trying to do the groundwork’s of woody building - and then there’s the full time job. In other words - no time. So please If you’ve got any spare (or anyone) collate the data on a google sheet if you like and then we can all fiddle with it?

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#40 Re: The REACH index...
April 06, 2020, 03:03:27 pm
Reach 2.24m
Span 1.83m
Height 1.69m

Ratio 1.33

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#41 Re: The REACH index...
April 06, 2020, 09:59:48 pm
reach 2m50cm
span, 1m89cm
height 1m83cm

1.36

I'm actually one of the smallest of the county locals.

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#42 Re: The REACH index...
April 06, 2020, 10:26:49 pm
Reach - 243cm (though it was 293cm until I realised the lass's tape measure (mine's down in the garage) was only 150cm, not  200.

Height: 183 cm

Ratio:1.33

Span: 188 cm

I've not got wide shoulders, ok flexibility, but generally lank the shit out of everything despite not looking particularly lanky (my secret weapon). 

Oh, wait a minute - are you lot doing this barefoot, or in a stiff climbing shoe? Pretty sure I can tiptoe like a ballerina in a stiff shoe ;-)
« Last Edit: April 06, 2020, 10:38:10 pm by Fultonius »

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#43 Re: The REACH index...
April 10, 2020, 02:45:17 pm
R: 227
H: 170
S: 175

Ratio 1.33

I used to be H: 167-168. Shoulder stretching and thorasic postural stuff at the end of last year has made me stand up straighter and improved my shoulder mobility (I can close a skylight I needed to stand on something before, an extra 3cm minimum)
I'm starting more hip and shoulder mobility stuff, be interesting to see if that changes things in a month or so.

 

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