I'm not a math wiz by any means, so I was hoping someone smarter than I am could help me figure something out. I'm trying to document the total "work capacity" of an individual across a wide variety of tasks in order to transfer the information to a graph to compare the amount of power generated for a set of task. On the X axis I want to document the time of effort, and on the Y axis the amount of power output. This is where I'm having issues: If Work = Force x Distance and Power = Work / Time If a person A can squat 160kgs and the total distance traveled is 1 meter (.5m on the way down and .5 on the way up) and it took them 3 seconds. And Person B weighs 80kgs walks 2 meters in 3 seconds. By the simple equations above both person A and B did the same amount of work and had the same power output. We know that the person squatting expended more energy and generated more power however. What am I missing on this equation? Do I need to document gravity since one is working against it and the other perpendicular to it? If a person climbs up a 3m rope in 10 seconds and walks 3m in 10 seconds they would be generating the same amount of power during both movement with these definitions. I have seen another work equation that may be helpful but I don't understand how to factor or apply gravity to it. Work = Force x Distance x Cos(theta) Where Theta is the angle between the force and distance vectors. Thanks for the help!