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What’s a POOD anyway?


What is a Pood?

This is common question for folks new to kettlebell, especially if you have been getting your workouts from Crossfit. ‘Pood’ originated in Russia along with kettlebells and is a unit of measurement for kettlebells in Russia. More specifically it is a unit equal to 40 funt (фунт, Russian Pound). A funt is a Russian pound


What is a Pood in Kilograms and Pounds?

  • It is approximately 16.38 kilograms. A kilogram is 2.2 pounds. So one pood is also 36.11 pounds.

Often times you will see a Crossfit workout call for 1 Pood, 1.5 Pood or 2 Pood. So, the common kettlebellweights closest to this would be a 16 Kg Kettlebell, 24 Kilogram Kettlebell and a 32 Kilogram Kettlebellrespectively. 


 Common Kettlebell Weights and their Kilogram & Pood Conversions

PoundsKilogramsPoods
94.25
136.4
2612.7
35161
44201.2
53241.5
62281.7
70322
80362.2
88402.4
106483

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