So I finished sweet spot base with a 191 FTP, which was pretty flat for most of 2018. When I took the ramp test at the beginning of the build plan, I knew I had significant gains. The ramp test took over 21 minutes, and I tested at 206, a 7% gain. But now, a few workouts in to build, I feel like the workouts are still too easy and I have been increasing the intensity a bit, even in “over-unders”
My question is this: when testing a significant gain, does the ramp test limit your gains since the test is so long? Is it worth re-testing at this point or waiting until the next one on the calendar, in about 2 weeks? My thought, in hindsight, is that If I had approached the test with an estimated gain of say 10% it would have taken less time to get to the same wattage, and I may have been able to go a little further.