One way to maximise the value of the data the Wattbike provides is to work out your power to weight ratio (w/kg) then use this information to optimise your performance.
Power to weight [W/Kg] ratio is the relationship between:
|Weight||Max Minute Power (MMP)||W/KG Ratio|
|Cyclist One||70 kg||350||5|
|Cyclist Two||90 kg||400||4.4|
You might expect cyclist two, with the higher Maximum Minute Power (MMP) score, to continually be ahead of cyclist one.
There are, however, a number of situations where higher power does not give you the advantage. This could be climbing up a long, steep hill or during a short distance sprint. In these instances, where gravity and drag have an influence, the cyclist with the higher power to weight ratio will often come out on top.
Working out your power to weight ratio will help you compare your ability to your friends and fellow cyclists, no matter what size you are.
Typical power to weight ratios based on the three minute test are detailed below:
|Rider Type||W/KG based on three minute test|
There are two main ways to improve your power to weight ratio:
All of our training plans, which have been developed by our own sport scientist, will help to increase your power output and enhance your power to weight ratio.