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Looking at my TR profile everything looks pretty average: Right now I am training towards the end of SSBMV2 with an FTP of 276W (3.92 W/kg). Everything feels great, and I am already looking forward to my next ramp test.
However, a few days ago I took an INSCYD lactate diagnostic. This was the general testing procedure:
This is the measurement protocol of my test (the values on the left are there by default and used as starting values for their optimizer, the values on the right are the actual measurement runs):
Finally, the INSCYD software generated this report out of it:
INSCYD report.pdf (391.2 KB)
At first, the report looked pretty devastating to me. My VO2max is far lower than I expected (46.2 ml/min/kg), and I am still trying to wrap my head around things.
It seems that I am “only” making the maximum out of that low VO2Max: I have a very high utilization (96%) and my VLaMax is as low as it can get (0.1 mmol/l/s).
Over the last 2 years, I did mostly Olympic Triathlon Mi/Hi-Volume Base/Build/Specialty cycles (without the swims).
I hope you guys (especially @Mikael_Eriksson ) can give me some insight on how I could raise my VO2max most effectively, because according to INSCYD this is my only way to raise my FTP. Moreover, it would be interesting why these results are so out of balance. Is it just muscle fibre types?