Why do we get such a spread between normalized power and average power when doing a work out on a trainer. There is always a load on the legs no free wheeling.
Normalized power, is a weighted average of the work you have done during a particular ride. This metric gives extra emphasis to high-output efforts (INTERVALS ETC) and accounts for surges or spikes in power.
But I am wondering why a nearly 30 watt normalized on a ramp test. In erg?
And I got the same with my trainer power and crank power. I understand normalized. Outside. But in erg in a trainer. No sense to me
Based on your comment I don’t think you understand what normalized power is.
It’s weighted average, so the higher powers “count” more.
To put it simply, the time you spend above threshold in the ramp test is weighted much more heavily than the time you spend below it. And there is a considerable amount of work done above threshold in a ramp test.