I have a recurring injury that I’ve worked through with a physical therapist, and am back to starting on the trainer. My goals right now are to maintain my newly learned pedal stroke as I increase FTP. I did a ramp test to see at what FTP I could maintain my form, and it’s pretty low right now – about 100 watts lower than my normal FTP. That’s fine, but my question is about whether I should do ramp tests more frequently as I ease into my new form. I definitely have the fitness for it, so if I wait six weeks until I’m through SSBI, I’ll have spent six weeks doing very little for my fitness. Given that, do you think I should do a ramp test each week or just re-test after six weeks?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts, and happy to provide more information if that’s helpful!