Watts per kilogram is an important measurement in determining your cycling potential. On the surface, it's a simple measurement, but it can give a ton of information about your performance and strengths. But what exactly can you learn about your cycling by looking at your W/Kg measurements? In this article you'll learn what W/Kg is, how to use it effectively to plan and execute your training and a couple ways to improve your power to weight ratio.
What is “watts per kilogram” and why does it matter?
Watts per kilogram, often abbreviated W/Kg is a measure of power to weight. It takes the amount of power you produce at various time periods and divides it by how heavy you are. Sounds pretty simple, right? In theory, it is. But like everything in your cycling training, there's more to it than just a number. Click through to learn a little bit more and figure out why W/Kg is so important.