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Old 03-19-2006, 02:29 AM   #1
Fiona Muxlow
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Not sure if this belongs in equipment, feel free to move if needed.
I got sick of having to take the calculator to the gym to convert lbs to kg, so i made up this table and its stuck on the wall. I thought i would share it with everyone.
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Old 03-19-2006, 02:42 AM   #2
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Thats excellent Fiona..just printing off a copy for the gym.

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Old 03-19-2006, 04:57 AM   #3
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Here's a handy in your head method:

Let's say you have 218 kg. Multiply that by 2 and you get 436 pounds. Move the decimal place in one from the right and you get 43.6. Add the 43.6 to 436 and you get 479.6. Go ahead, do it on the calculator, I'll wait.

So, just double it, move the decimal over one place to the left with the answer you get and than add that to the original answer.

Or look at the chart. You can thank Jonathan Kessler for that one.
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:21 AM   #4
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Kg to lbs is easy x 2.2, lbs to kg takes some effort.
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Old 03-19-2006, 08:55 AM   #5
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A pretty reasonable lb to kg approximation is subtract 10% then divide by 2.
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Old 03-19-2006, 04:05 PM   #6
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Or...just do it all in pounds you lazy sots!
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:54 PM   #7
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Tim if only it was that easy, when your in a country that uses metric the weights are marked in KG. :wink:
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Old 03-19-2006, 06:44 PM   #8
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If I understood Tim correctly, he's saying that when you do Fran use 95 kg instead of 95 lbs! :crazy:

You first, Tim.
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Old 03-19-2006, 10:17 PM   #9
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Stanley...why? I live in a country that uses pounds. If a) I ever go to a metric country and b) decide to work out there, I shall consider it. :-)
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:43 AM   #10
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Tim, you live in a country that is schizo about our measuring system. Our food is measured in ounce and grams, our engineers work in metric most of the time unless they are planning on crashing a Mars lander in which case they confuse both, our dope dealers buy and sell in metric, our military marches in metric distances yet our highways are measured out in miles, our handguns are 9mm and .45 caliber, our weight lifting bars are in metric (20kg) and most of the plates are in pounds except the 45 lb'ers which are really 20kg plates in disguise.
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