I have just taken the SSB MV 2 ramp test. FTP: 239. This is an increase of 8 watts from FTP ramp test prior to start of SSB MV 1 program. I was quite diligent in keeping the training plan tho did do long hard outdoor ride on weekend instead of a couple of the 1.5 hours TR rides.
I am touch disappointed in the relative lack of increase but not broken up about it. I started SSB MV weighing 89KG and have dropped to 83KG so my watts per kg has gone from 2.6 to 2.9.
I am muscular in build and have been riding for many years; however this is my first attempt at any real sustained training. Anecdotally, while my FTP gains may not be huge I am much more able to keep close with front of my local group rides and getting PR on long climbs; so I can see great improvement in overall cycling capacity.
My goal is to get to 4W/KG within the next 12 months and 3.5w/kg within 6 months in preparation for Taiwan KOM. I will look to drop to 80KG which means I will need an FTP of 320–an increase of 80 watts. This gain seems tough to realize given I just added 8 watts after first 6 week program but never say never.