What the heck is a pood?
What is a Pood?
You may have heard the term "pood" in association with kettlebells, or kettlebell sizes. A pood is a russian measurement of weight, and, in Russia, kettlebells are measured in poods. It is a unit of mass equal to 16.38 kilograms (36.11 pounds). Crossfit® aficionados use this term quite a lot as do many old school kettlebell instructors. At Kettlebells USA® we prefer kilograms or pounds because we think "pood" is a confusingly weird word! Nevertheless if you insist on using "pood" here are some common kettlebell sizes in approximate poods:
Convert your kettlebell weight from poods to kilograms and pounds.
To convert Pounds or Kilos to Poods click here.