In a couple of the recent podcasts the guys have commented that it is better to operate at a lower % of a higher ftp than the other way around.
I was only half listening so may have missed the key point, but this has got me thinking, if you were sensible with progression, rest and recovery etc. Why do you need to follow base, build, specialty? Would it not be more efficient to just find 1 workout that gives you the most growth in FTP per hour and then continually repeat?
I guess what I’m asking is, does specificity actually matter if the goal is just as big an FTP as possible and then picking an appropriate % for the event?