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:

  1. Try to maintain the same power at the same weight
  2. Try to maintain the same power while losing weight
  3. 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: