I want to thank you all for the interesting input in this discussion. I have been through a lot of reading on this subject, got some info from a researcher at the Leuven University (Reinout Van Schuylenbergh, a well known man here in Belgium) and you've been very helpfull.
This is what I've found. Please correct me if I'm incorrect!!
First of all, as John979 stated, the table is an older version. Here is a newer one:
Theoretical background of these periodes:
- 5 sec
: a good standard for the maximal power of the creatine phosphate system - neuromuscular power
- 1 minute
: a standard for the lactate system, though not maximal - anaerobic capacity)
- 5 minutes
: standard for maximal aerobic capacity, pVO2max - maximal oxygen taken
- 20 minutes or FT
: standard for maximal power on MLSS (though this can lead to certain incorrectness, but this is considered as a "normal margin of error" - lactate threshold - LT)
When I got this scheme (from a friend, without any explication) I first thought this was ment to be as a standard of each riders capacities in a certain competition level. Kinda stupid, I though. Of course this is a misinterpretation; I would have done better calling the topic "power profiling
" instead op "power capacities".
The examples of what is possible with this table are very interesting. One can fill in his own results, can see his weaknesses and strength, and constatate what kind of rider he is! "Race your strenghts
" is indeed a very nice advise; I will keep that in mind.
Shortly, this kind of profiles are possible
An "all rounder".
eg. Male rider is a Master 45+, criterium and points race; female is master 40+, expert MTB en cat. 3 road racer.
eg. male is cat. 3 racer with a strong sprint; female is USA national champ 500m and match sprint
A "time trialist". Relatively weak anaerobic capacities, but strong aerobic capacity and on MLSS level.
eg. man is prof divisie III, told to be a strong time trialist; female is an Australian elite racer (top 10 nationals)
Inversed V-patern. A potential all-rounder with less developped/trained duration capacities. An ideal persuiter on track.
eg. man is masters 40+, WC and WR holder 3000m persuit (2x Olympic); woman is USA national champ 3000m persuit
V-pattern. Very unlikely to happen.
Thanks to GonaSovereign I got this brand new Excel-file where one can fill in his own weight and see the absolute power in the table.
I mailed it to Dingo for upload. You can have access to it on this link: http://members.lycos.nl/dingothedog/power_comparison.xls
Weight is demanded in pounds; a quick search on the net gave me this link with a nice pouds-kg-converter: http://www.healthyweightforum.org/eng/converter.asp
Thank you all!
This question remains for me:
Can someone explain me the reason for the sentence underneath these numbers? Why should only body weight be taken into account when you calculate watt/kg?
example: Is a 70kg rider with a 7kg bike pushing 420watt during a climb having riding at 6watt/kg or at 5,45watt/kg? And why?