Am posing a general FTP testing question here. I just purchased a lactate measurement device that I plan to use at my next ftp testing.
So far the procedure I’ve seen is to start somewhere around 100 to 150W and to increase with 30W every step. The steps should have 3 minutes and no break in between. I kinda know the procedure but not so versed in analysing the results. The only thing I can go of is my previous results and compare the lactate levels to those ones. The lactate would be measured before the power increase at each step in the procedure.
I would like to ask Coach Chad if possible to describe such a testing procedure and the analysis methodology for those of us who want to use such testing protocol.