WATTS to METS Conversion

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WATTS to METS Conversion

Post by Goldenbough » May 12th, 2012, 1:50 pm

If anyone is interested in a watts to mets conversion, here's a link to an automatic calculator.
http://www.ptresources.com/protected_Watts_to_Mets.htm Although it may be correct mathematically, it appears that METS achieved in one sport are not necessarily transferable to another. I can reach 15 METS on a treadmill, about 290 Watts, and can run long distances at 12 METS, but there is no way I can currently maintain even 120 WATTS on my concept2, equivalent to only 7.5 METS--a walk in the park for me on a treadmill. I did touch 160 Watts for one stroke, but that's only a bit above 9 METS. Go figure! Curious as to how the conversion works out for others.

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Re: WATTS to METS Conversion

Post by Citroen » May 12th, 2012, 5:05 pm

I think you have technique issues.

120.2 W is 2:22.8 pace. That's very slow. You're not getting the power into your stroke (probably by bum shoving and using too much arms).

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Re: WATTS to METS Conversion

Post by kayakr » May 13th, 2012, 7:38 am

500m intervals have been building rowing specific strength so my bike watts and rowing watts are coming more inline

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Re: WATTS to METS Conversion

Post by SelfWillRunRiot » January 17th, 2016, 6:15 pm

Goldenbough wrote:If anyone is interested in a watts to mets conversion, here's a link to an automatic calculator.
http://www.ptresources.com/protected_Watts_to_Mets.htm Although it may be correct mathematically, it appears that METS achieved in one sport are not necessarily transferable to another. I can reach 15 METS on a treadmill, about 290 Watts, and can run long distances at 12 METS, but there is no way I can currently maintain even 120 WATTS on my concept2, equivalent to only 7.5 METS--a walk in the park for me on a treadmill. I did touch 160 Watts for one stroke, but that's only a bit above 9 METS. Go figure! Curious as to how the conversion works out for others.

This is an old post but just wanted to reply to this. Wattage is a variable we can apply to rowing and cycling as there is a resistance, but power measures aren't really applicable in running. Here we can measure velocity, not wattage.
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