FTP Testing

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GregPankhurst
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Postby GregPankhurst » 03 May 2014, 15:27

So I got my FTP tested the other day at the Athlete Lab. So my FTP is 200w, and I'm still trying to get a handle on exactly what that means.

So if you wanna know a bit more about FTPs and FTP testing, have a look at my blog - http://backoffalls.blogspot.com.au/

Anyone else know their FTP?

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mr mojo
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Postby mr mojo » 03 May 2014, 17:29

Don't know my FTP, however, whilst in Brisbane for work this week I used an exercise bike that output power. Maybe it can be calculated ?

I slowly ramped up the resistance and sat on 230W for the last 5 minutes of the workout. I'm around 75 - 76kg.

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Postby GregPankhurst » 03 May 2014, 19:56

The FTP test is basically a test is how much wattage you can consistanly maintain over 20 mins. 95% of your average is your FTP

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Postby andrewm » 03 May 2014, 20:15

Got a value today via a 30 minute ITT in CP. Pacing was off. FTP 247 w. 3.3 w/kg. just starting a build phase so I'll be disappointed if I don't get 270 plus this year.

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Postby Eleri » 04 May 2014, 06:00

Last year when I did Haute Route my FTP was about 195w. 3.1 w/kg (including the bike)

w/kg is important measure. 2 people might have the same FTP, the heavier one will be slower.

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Postby weiyun » 04 May 2014, 08:49

W/kg reference is based on one's physical weight, not with the bike. The sad thing about knowing one's peak FTP is that one suddenly realises how far one is from the pros. I found that out 6-7 years ago. Utterly depressing!

PS. Calibration on exercise bikes are generally poor.


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Postby kiwiames » 04 May 2014, 11:16

Lose a few kg's = instant improvement, no fancy tests required.

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Postby kiwiames » 04 May 2014, 11:29

Not if done correctly with the right help :-)

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Postby weiyun » 04 May 2014, 11:44

I hear that licking new plastic bags and bottles can help...

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