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Old 10-19-2013, 05:30 AM   #1
Magnus E. Lauritzen
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Choosing the right kettlebell

Hi everyone,

I am a 19 year old guy, having done CF for 3 months in my garage-gym.

Right now I am using a 16kg (1 pood) and a 20kg (1.5 pood) kettlebell.
These seem a little too light over time, and do not fully challenge me, doing KB Snatches, Cleans etc.

The question is, whether to get a 24kg (2 pood), or a 32KG (3pood) because most times a 32KG i featured in WOD descriptions.

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Old 10-20-2013, 10:39 AM   #2
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Re: Choosing the right kettlebell

One pood = 16kg, check your math.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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Re: Choosing the right kettlebell

That's what i wrote. 16kg (1 pood).
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:39 PM   #4
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Re: Choosing the right kettlebell

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That's what i wrote. 16kg (1 pood).
He is saying that 1.5 pood is 24kg and 2 pood is 32kg, so you're pretty far off with your other numbers. 3 pood is never really programmed
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:44 PM   #5
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Re: Choosing the right kettlebell

I just talk in pounds for this very reason.
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:57 PM   #6
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Re: Choosing the right kettlebell

Yeah, your poods are a little off. I have a 100# bell which is pretty close to 3 poods and I don't see anyone using that in a WOD with American style swings unless they are a monster. It's fun to jerk and russian swing for sets though.

I'd say the most used in wods is a 1.5pood which is 24kg. 2pood is good if you're quite strong and for wods like Nate.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:37 AM   #7
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Re: Choosing the right kettlebell

One pood kettlebells (~35 pounds, 16 kg) are generally for men who are starting out or for higher rep training. This is also useful if you need to scale back some day if you are sore or not well recovered, or for tougher movements.

The Russian military standard weight is 1 1/2 poods (~53 pounds, or 24 kg). That is for a generally athletic pre-andropausal adult male, after basic training. This is the norm for men's programming on the main site.

The 2 pood (~70 pounds, 32 kg) is for a generally strong guy. Rarely a 2 pood kettlebell will get programmed on the main site (e.g. Eva), but it is reasonable for men to work with them. Pavel Tsatsouline tells that being able to strictly press a 2 pood kettlebell overhead (one hand only comrade) was a rite of passage into the ranks of the stronger than average, entry into manhood.

Above 2 pood, its strongman territory. One, one and a half, and two poods are the standards.
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