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Friday, February 03, 2006

Strength to Weight Ratio

I had read in "Lance Armstrong's War" that Dr. Evil uses a viscous 1K climbing test to determine the fitness of his riders and whether or not they had a chance to win the Tour. To this end, he used a calculation of Strength to Weight formula. On the net I found a chart of strength to weight to help determine where you are. I created it in excel than pasted below. I am afraid to think of how bad I am right now. I'd rather think of how good I will become!

Maximal Power Output (W/kg)
5 Sec 1 Min 5 Min FT
24.04 11.50 7.60 6.40 World Class
23.77 11.39 7.50 6.31
23.50 11.27 7.39 6.22
23.22 11.16 7.29 6.13
22.95 11.04 7.19 6.04
22.68 10.93 7.08 5.95
22.41 10.81 6.98 5.87
22.14 10.70 6.88 5.78
21.86 10.58 6.77 5.69 Domestic Pro
21.59 10.47 6.67 5.60
21.32 10.35 6.57 5.51
21.05 10.24 6.46 5.42
20.78 10.12 6.36 5.33
20.50 10.01 6.26 5.24
20.23 9.89 6.15 5.15 Cat 1
19.96 9.78 6.05 5.06
19.69 9.66 5.95 4.98
19.42 9.55 5.84 4.89
19.14 9.43 5.74 4.80
18.87 9.32 5.64 4.71
18.60 9.20 5.53 4.62 Cat 2
18.33 9.09 5.43 4.53
18.06 8.97 5.33 4.44
17.78 8.86 5.22 4.35
17.51 8.74 5.12 4.26
17.24 8.63 5.02 4.17
16.97 8.51 4.91 4.09 Cat 3
16.70 8.40 4.81 4.00
16.43 8.28 4.71 3.91
16.15 8.17 4.60 3.82
15.88 8.05 4.50 3.73
15.61 7.94 4.40 3.64
15.34 7.82 4.29 3.55
15.07 7.71 4.19 3.46 Cat 4
14.79 7.59 4.09 3.37
14.52 7.48 3.98 3.28
14.25 7.36 3.88 3.20
13.98 7.25 3.78 3.11
13.71 7.13 3.67 3.02
13.43 7.02 3.57 2.93 Cat 5
13.16 6.90 3.47 2.84
12.89 6.79 3.36 2.75
12.62 6.67 3.26 2.66
12.35 6.56 3.16 2.57
12.07 6.44 3.05 2.48
11.80 6.33 2.95 2.39 Fatass
11.53 6.21 2.85 2.31
11.26 6.10 2.74 2.22
10.99 5.98 2.64 2.13
10.71 5.87 2.54 2.04
10.44 5.75 2.43 1.95
10.17 5.64 2.33 1.86

1 Comments:

At February 03, 2006 8:42 PM, Blogger Redlight said...

Nothing in single digits? Guess huffin' and puffin' doesn't count.

One of these days, someone's going to have to step up and buy a power meter (hint, hint Hammerson...). Then, we can all borrow it to measure up.

Yep, that sounds like the American way, alright.

 

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