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  1. #1
    'All over it!'
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    ... and if we just ... What bathroom scales....

    I am interested in purchasing a new set of clyde bathroom scales. I have read much about the technology found in modern examples, such as body fat %, water levels, bone density etc etc.

    Can any of you guys recomend a really good, reliable and accurate set of scales that will tell me all I need to know about my fitness levels whilst continuing with my training regime. I don't mind all the techno gagets, as long as they are consistant and accurate. What models do you lot use and how do you rate them?

    Many thanks

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    The scales made by Taylor seem to be pretty reliable. I've only got a model that gives weight as I don't see a need for all of the other information as of yet. Mine also go up to 400 lbs. Thank goodness I don't need to go up that high anymore.
    [SIZE="2"][SIZE="3"]Eat to Live[/SIZE][/SIZE]...[SIZE="3"]not the other way around[/SIZE]

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    mine is the $30 digital one from walmart that does BF%... goes to 330# which is what I need for a little while longer....

    #'s are finicky sometimes... can get on it back to back and get very different numbers (with in 10lbs but still off)... so it usually takes 3 times for me to get a number i'm satisfied as being about accurate... the BF% stays pretty consistent though.... mine also measures body water % which is a nice feature... you'll know if you're properly hydrated (or at least know your hydration is fairly consistent) and where some of that extra weight is from if you have a high day...

    that being said... the number a typical scale gives you is about the most useless thing you can base your "health" on (which is why BMI is BS)... pick up a mayo tape (or stay cheap and use a tape measure) and measure some key points of your body... i personally do neck, chest, waist, abdomen, pant line, hips, thigh, calf, ankle, bicep, forearm, and wrist... I punch it into an excel spreadsheet that spits out a number for my BF%... while i don't think the number is accurate I can use all this information to tell me trends.

    another option is body fat calipers... and obviously the BF% scale...
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    Are you gonna eat that?
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    I use these;
    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...1&SKU=13725098

    The bodyfat numbers are probably way off, but they're consistent for weight - something I've had problems with on other digital scales - I can get on and off and they register the same weight to within 0.2 lbs, which is close enough as far as I'm concerned
    Due to a lack of interest, tomorrow has been canceled

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