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Old 02-11-2008, 09:55 PM   #1
Melynnda Tomlinson
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2 Pood Kettleball swings

Hello from Texas!

I am new to crossfit but I am truly enjoying the exercises. I understand the exercise kettleball swings but what does 2 pood mean? (Don't laugh...that sounds funny)



Have a great evening and I appreciate any feedback and beginners tips!

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Old 02-11-2008, 09:57 PM   #2
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

Pood is a Russian system of measurement.

1 pd = 16kg = 35lbs
1.5 pd = 24kg = 53lbs
2pd = 32kg = 70lbs

Those are the most common, but there are others of course.


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Old 02-11-2008, 10:01 PM   #3
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

A pood is a russian unit of weight equal to about 36 lbs. So 2 pood=72 lbs.
Have you read the FAQ? Chock full of invaluable morsels for the newbie crossfitter.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:16 AM   #4
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

2 pood is huge and I've never seen us use it until now. Do affiliates even have these?
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:53 AM   #5
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

2 pood has come up before - just not very often.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:11 AM   #6
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

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2 pood is huge and I've never seen us use it until now. Do affiliates even have these?
came up in last cycle, it hurts real good
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:34 AM   #7
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

My gym doesn't have 2poods, only up to 1.5pood. Cautionary tale: If you try to do swings with the heavy 70lb dumbbells, hold them by the center grip and NOT by the outer dumbbell weight, especially the dbs with "corners". My pinkie fingers are still sore after weeks.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:24 AM   #8
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

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2 pood is huge and I've never seen us use it until now. Do affiliates even have these?
At CF Alexandria, we have them up to 40KG (2.5 pood).

Last time we did heavy KB snatches I was able to get a few good reps with each arm, but fatigue set in REALLY fast for me -- that is over 1/2 my BW.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:46 AM   #9
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

We have them here at the Box, and God I wish we didnt because they sure are "life suckers"
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:20 AM   #10
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

Hooray for 50% bodyweight KB swings! Something tells me this might call for some scaling, lest every rep land me on my face.
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