Common Kettle bell Weights and their Kilogram & Good Conversions The term has had some resurgence as kettle bells have become more popular because it is still used in reference to sporting weights in Russia.
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A Food is a unit of mass that is approximately equal to 16.38 kilograms and 40 fun (Russian pound). If you’re using kettle bells and you know how much they weigh either in goods, kilograms, or pounds, you can use a reverse conversion chart to find the right weight.
By being able to convert the kettlebellpood to US pounds or kilograms, it gives you an idea in regard to how many poods you should be lifting and what is safe and effective. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary Food is from the old Russian pud and is derived from Old Norse fund (pound) & the first known use of the word was in 1554.
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Most people tend to use Kg or Lbs, however, the term Food has a long history and is still used in certain situations. The Food is an old-fashioned term, but in specific situations such as sports weights, and, more importantly, kettle bells, it’s used to this day.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term but have come across it in a CrossFit setting, don’t worry, a Food is simply a unit of measurement. If you’re at the gym and can’t easily refer to our conversion table, use this simple calculation to work out the correct weight.
The Food is a term most commonly used by Russians, CrossFit enthusiasts, and traditionalists, while most other kettle bell users tend to stick with Lbs or Kg. Our kettle bells for CrossFit are made in the UK from 100% cast iron and finished with ultra-tough Create.
Although the Food is no longer used in Russia, the origin of the kettle bell has resulted in the old Food measurement being used as a kettle bell weight measurement, even today. Today only a handful of kettle bells are measured in goods as the primary weight.
As you will imagine even 0.5 Food weighs quite a lot and are not usually the choice of a beginner. It is believed that the kettle bell was first invented in 1910 and the weight would have therefore been measured in goods.
All kettle bell exercises are based on full body movements so unlike dumbbell training there are no isolation based exercises like bicep curls or tricep extensions. Kettle bell exercises use 100’s of muscles at a time meaning you are able to lift more weight but also condition the body quicker.
The Kettle bell Swing is based on our strongest movement pattern: the Dead lift (see image below). Whenever you pick something up from the floor you are using the dead lift movement pattern.
Remember you should start with those big strong exercises using the dead lift movement patterns for the best results. Trust me, I’ve never trained a lady who has started on anything lower than a 8 kg (15lbs) kettle bell.
Women will drag suitcases, carry shopping bags or hold children under one arm, you are stronger than you think, so start with at least a 8 kg (15lbs). I have trained men using kettle bells above 24 kg (53lbs) but for the majority of your basics this is as heavy as you will need to go.
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Pud, IPA: ), is a unit of mass equal to 40 fun (, Russian pound). Push the floor away with your left palm (without hopping) to sit tall.
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