If you use Russian kettlebells, or you are interested in getting started, you are eventually going to run into the word “pood.” It sounds like a nasty name you’d call someone after they insulted your mother, but it’s actually just a measurement of weight.
Today I’m going to give those curious kb lifters among you a quick pood to pounds to kilograms conversion chart so you know just what you’re getting into, resistance-wise:
- a quarter (1/4) pood is equivalent to 8.8 lbs or 4 kilograms
- a half pood is equivalent to 17.6 lbs or 8 kilograms
- a three-quarter pood is equivalent to 26.5 lbs or 12 kilograms
- one pood is equal to a 35 lb kettlebell or 16 kilograms
- And so on and upwards until you hit the truly monstrous implements weighing as much as 5 poods or above
If you’re looking to do quick calculations on the fly, just round up and say that a 1/4 pood weight converts to 9 lbs.