For about the first 18-19ish minutes of a ramp test I will spin 90-95rpm but once I get above 19:30 (where I guess you start to see improvements in new FTP) my cadence drops significantly. Is there such a thing as going too low during a ramp test? In other words, if I can still churn pedals at 70 or even lower during those final few minutes/seconds, should I? Or will it skew my results? I’m on erg, so I don’t have to worry about matching power.
I called it quits on my most recent test today once I dipped below 70rpm’s, even though I felt like I could have gone on longer, albeit with a much slower grinder. I did not get an increase in FTP.