Enter the height and arm reach into the calculator to determine the standing reach. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

Standing Reach Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the standing reach.

SR = H + AR


  • SR is the standing reach (inches) H is the height of the individual (inches) AR is the arm reach of the individual (inches)

To calculate the standing reach, add the height of the individual to the arm reach of the individual.

What is a Standing Reach?

A standing reach is a measurement used primarily in sports to determine an athlete’s ability to reach up without jumping. It is calculated by having the athlete stand flat-footed, reaching up with one arm, and measuring the highest point they can touch. This measurement is often used in sports like basketball and volleyball to assess a player’s potential for blocking or spiking the ball.

How to Calculate Standing Reach?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Standing Reach using the formula: SR = H + AR.

  1. First, determine the height of the individual (H) in inches.
  2. Next, determine the arm reach of the individual (AR) in inches.
  3. Next, use the formula SR = H + AR to calculate the standing reach (SR).
  4. Finally, calculate the Standing Reach.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Height (H) = 65 inches

Arm Reach (AR) = 70 inches