LB increments


Level 1 Valued Member
Do any of you incorporate kettlebells that come in LB increments in 5 LBs or do you stay with the standard KG weight? Are the LB increments considered more for intermediate uses?

Tim Randolph

Level 6 Valued Member
At the end of the day, iron is iron and the quality of the bell is a lot more important than whether it is 24kg or 50lbs. Having said that I really like that my bells are in the standard kg jumps as it makes following programs and discussions on this site much simpler.

Steve Freides

Senior Certified Instructor
Elite Certified Instructor
I prefer to stick with what I started with, kilograms. Note also that any powerlifting meets at which world records can be set are done in kilograms.



Level 5 Valued Member
5 lbs is roughly 2kg. Nope. I use 4kg increments. Since 24kg already exceeeds 30% of my bw, traditional 8kg jumps are too much for me

Oso Rojo

Level 4 Valued Member
I chose to use kg out of a sense of tradition. Mass is mass so either one get's heavy. I do barbell work in lbs, why, that's that's what I started with, hahaha.


Level 4 Valued Member
I was raised in the metric system, so it's kg for me.
Ditch the 5lbs or 2kg increments ... to small. Go for minimum 4kg increments.
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