| | Current way of measuring reach
I didn't find a thread on it, but do you think the current way of measuring reach is accurate? i.e. by measuring wingspan.
I don't know why it makes any sense to measure the person's chest along with the arms. This inflates reach unnecessarily. Some people have wider chests and may not have the reach advantage people boast about. Two people that come to mind are GSP and Lesnar who have pretty wide chests for their weight class. They probably each have a reach advantage but may be not to the magnitude mentioned in the tale of the tape.