Title says it all. I know the podcast has always pushed more volume as way to get faster. Any anecdotal stories about how much increasing volume makes a difference?
For reference, for myself:
6’, 184 lbs
Topped out at 275 ftp last year. Currently at 269 after ramp test a few weeks ago coming into sweet spot base, after TB1, 2, and 3.
Did the low volume plans last year SSB 2x and Short power 2x. This year is the first time I have felt very resilient, and able to bounce back after more volume, hard workouts, longer, etc. I’m doing mid volume, plus an extra workout or two. With the apocalypse, I’ve been able to do all the mid volume workouts, plus 4-5 hrs of endurance riding. Though, I doubt I can sustain that much extra riding, more due to time constraints as my wife is out of mandatory quarantine and going back to work (I’ll be on 5 yr old duty a few days a week).
Sorry if this is a bit rambly. I guess my question is does the extra volume really make a major impact on fitness gains? Obviously I’ll have my own answer to this in a few weeks when I take another ramp test…but hey. I’m bored at work with a total lack of customers.