Not sure if this topic has been covered on here before or not if it has I apologise in advance.
I’m fairly new to training. At the start of the SSMV Base 1 I did a ramp test and tested at an FTP of 185w. I have subsequently completed the 6 weeks of base 1 successfully (only missed 2 workouts one of which was a recovery ride).
I re-tested my FTP and tested at 190w (5w increase). I’m actually disappointed in that figure as I do feel a lot fitter and I was expecting my FTP to be a lot higher. Testing procedures for both tests remained the same
My question is that is a 5w increase something I should be happy with and expect bigger gains in the future after completing base 2 and build phase of the program?
Thanks for taking the time to reply it is greatly appreciated.