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 of these?
I pushed 200 Watts for the whole 60 minutes burning a total of
(200 * 0.239) = 47.8 calories (seems very low!), or
I was 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
It was 200 Watts per minute
(200 Watts * 0.239) * 60 Minutes = 2868 calories per hour which still seems really high.