The bikes at my gym show your current power output in Watts and I'm trying to figure out what this means in some tangible form.
I know 1 Watt = 1 Joule / second. I know 1 Joule = 0.239 calories.
So for example, if I average 200 Watts over an hour ride, what does this mean.
Does it mean I pushed 200 Watts for the whole 60 minutes burning a total (of 200 * 0.239) = 47.8 calories (seems very low!)
or was I pushing 200 Watts every second giving me (200 Watts * 0.239 calories per Watt) * 60 seconds * 60 Minutes = 172080 calories per hour (seem ridiculous)
or was it 200 Watts per minute (200 Watts * 0.239) * 60 Minutes = 2868 calories per hour which still seems really high.