I have a question for those lifters that train overseas. Forgive my ignorance but I have not traveled to England/Asia/Russia yet. I know in measuring weights most overseas use kilos, I was wondering in the gyms do most gyms have kilo measured plates (ie the weight itself says it is 25 kg, 20 kg, etc) or are the actual weights most people are using similar to what we have in America which is 45, 35, 25, 10, 5, 2.5 lb weight plates?
I am asking this because when I look a bar loaded with the pound plates I instantly know how much weight it is just by looking at it and I imagine most American lifters are in the same situation, but if I see a bar loaded with kilo plates I have to add it up each time. I was wondering if our overseas counterparts all instantly knew what a kilo bar would look like but would have to add up the pound plates or if the pound plates were still popular outside of America?
Thanks for the info.