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Functional Threshold Power (FTP): What it Means to Cyclists

Answer: FTP stands for Functional Threshold Power and is an estimated measure of your highest sustainable power, measured in watts, that can be held for one hour. FTP is used to determine training zones that are associated with particular physiological responses and allow you to design workouts and structured training plans that address specific types…


Does FTP Change When Climbing?

Answer: No. When climbing a hill, you may see differences in your body’s ability to express 100% of your FTP, but the experience is not enough to necessitate a different FTP. Why is My FTP More Impressive on Climbs Than Flats? This disparity in performance brought on by these different scenarios can be discouraging and cause…


Is My FTP Representative of My Maximal “Hour Power”?

Answer: For most athletes, no. Depending on the familiarity and experience with an FTP value, athletes can realistically sustain the power level of FTP in a range from about 40-70 minutes. ** Our default testing format to estimate an athlete’s FTP was changed to the TrainerRoad Ramp Test since this post was published Why Your…



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