Power Profile Chart
Power Profile Chart is available to Premium account subscribers only.
The Power Profile Chart allows you to view "power (watts) per kilogram generated at 5 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, and functional threshold power that reveal the relative strengths and weaknesses of a cyclist." "You may find that you are at a higher level in sprinting, for example, than in efforts requiring endurance, or vice versa. The pattern may change slightly over time as you train and work on the weak areas. Although every Power Profile is unique, there are some typical patterns."
You may find yourself more of an All-Rounder (generally horizontal plot), Sprinter (distinctly down-sloping plot), Time Trialist (distinctly up-sloping plot) or Pursuiter (sharply inverted "V" pattern) depending on the shape of your power profile.
"Now that you have created your own Power Profile, you can easily see the areas in your own cycling that need to be addressed. Use [this chart] to motivate yourself to make improvements and also to race or ride to your strengths. ...it is possible to focus your training and make strides toward specific goals."
**Information taken from Hunter Allen's 'Training and Racing with a Power Meter', Chapter 4: Determine Your Strengths and Weaknesses.
For more information, see the following article: "Power Profiling" by Andrew Coggan, Ph.D.
Where can I find the Power Profile Chart?
What is needed for a Power Profile?
- workouts that contain power data
- weight metrics
How do I adjust the Power Profile Chart to look at a certain range of workouts?
- select date ranges at the top of the Dashboard View
What other options do I have for configuring my Power Profile Chart?
- click the Options button (see screenshot above) to change the Grouping Option for your Power Profile Chart
- turn the Category Labels on or off.
Where does the Power Profile pull weight from to calculate the Power Profile data?
- The Power Profile Chart uses the weight logged from weight metrics
What if there is no weight saved for that day, or even week?
- The Power Profile Chart will pull the weight data from the logged metric closest to the calendar date of the power workout. If you are tracking your power profile closely, we suggest you record your weight regularly; especially on days of significant power workouts and power testing.
- The Power Profile Chart will default to a gender 'male' scaling system unless you have your gender set as female in My Settings of your account.