More than 8% in a month, that is a nice bump
In general terms I am in sort of the same boat as you are, trying to see where my genes can take me. Never done any real structured cycling training, so I’m really curious as to what consistency in following the TR plans will bring
6’1, also 34 but quite a bit heavier, and also with an athletic background. I know I’ll never hit 5W/kg as my weight prohibits it — would have to crank out 475W, so yeah, that’s a no go lol But in terms of watts I think I might be able to get somewhere between 360 and that magic 400, so between 3,8 - 4,2W/kg.
For me loosing weight is not an option, I like where I’m at (so does the misses ), so it’s only power I can focus on.
Good take away I already found is to have a daily intake of around 2,5-3g of carbs per kg prior to my workouts. I normally do them in the eavening, so I’ll have all the necessary carbs in the morning and early afternoon. Keeps me well fuel for workouts and it makes it easier for me to complete each workout to at least a 100%.
Prior to this I had occasions where I couldn’t finish a workout properly. After starting to carb count I never failed a workout… yet at least
Also, I utilized a really good point @anon20047708 made in his post after a year of training. Started using condensed magnesium shots before going to bed, it started doing wonders for recovery. My legs are so much fresher in the mornings after hard workouts.
I have a week and a half left on my SSBMV2 block, so I am curious to see what comes after. Subjectively I do feel that my body is getting stronger, so who knows… Got a decent 5% increase after SSBMV1 which also included a full week of missed training due to an infection, so keeping my fingers crossed that my next Ramp will go well
Anyways, my point is… whoever gets to 400watts wins