I know coach Chad has said before that the best strength athletes make the worst cyclists, and vice versa. But what if my goal is to have as high an FTP as possible regardless of watts per kilo, is that possible or will the two disciplines cut into each other too drastically?
Some more info. I recently just started short power build low volume, but if I want to boost my FTP I’m assuming I should move into sustained power build.
The answer is no. Especially at the highest levels, no.
Two totally different muscle types and energy systems.
There are even nuances in strength competitions to separate explosive power from raw strength. I bet Frooms vertical jump is like 8-10” (I think the record for a male is in the 40s) but the guy can put out aerobic power like few others.
Thanks for the comment. I guess my question is in context with myself, I’ve actually given up on bike racing because my wife and children have asked me not to do it. In light of that, as the TR guys put it, I want to be an all around stronger person with a good engine on the bike.
My FTP is 252 right now, so my concern is if I continue with my training plan and throw in 2 strength workouts a week, will my FTP drop or continue to climb, albeit slower than if I just did pure cycling?