Kettlebell Guide: What Is A Pood?

Kettlebell Guide: What Is A Pood?

Posted by Kettlebell Kings on 21st Aug 2018


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 kettlebell weights closest to this would be a 16 Kg Kettlebell, 24 Kilogram Kettlebell and a 32 Kilogram Kettlebell respectively.


 Common Kettlebell Weights and their Kilogram & Pood Conversions

Pounds

Kilograms Poods
9 4 .25
13 6 .4
26 12 .7
35 16 1
44 20 1.2
53 24 1.5
62 28 1.7
70 32 2
80 36 2.2
88 40 2.4
106 48 3

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Bye Bye Pood, Hello Pood

Sadly, the good ol' pood was abolished by the USSR as a unit of measurement in 1924.

The term has had some resurgence as kettlebell have become more popular because it is still used in reference to sporting weights in Russia. That is it! Pretty simple!


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