watts/kg is power relative to weight.
This metric is useful for comparing athletes of different body types to one another, and it’s a very effective metric to target in order to improve in cycling.
These are the three goals for cyclists in regards to watts/kg:
- Try to maintain the same power at the same weight
- Try to maintain the same power while losing weight
- Try to increase power while losing weight
While watts/kg is an effective metric to watch in cycling, it’s less important if you run with a power meter. This is due to the complex biomechanics of running, where more watts do not always result in more speed. In this regard, a more critical metric to analyze in power running is EI @ FT.
Find it in SportTracks
Click twice on the Total Block for Power at the top of any power-based Workout Detail page:
watts/kg can also be listed as a metric on the SportTracks Workouts page: