Ok I’m at a loss here. I’m not sure what I’m doing right or wrong when it comes to the ramp test.
A little background… started structured workouts about a year ago, FTP was at like 138 on the first ramp test, semiconductors was about 168, I bumped it to 170 then 175 to make it a little more challenging.!I did SSB1 LV then SSB2 LV. My wife had our first kid back in October so I tried to just keep some fitness by doing long endurance rides and then some SS. Fast forward to the beginning of this year started to really get back into the trainer to prep for the summer rides, then Coronavirus happens so back to Sweet Spot. Ramp test in March put be at 155 but I kept it at 170 (maybe I refused to accept the lower number?). Anyways decided to give the plan builder a shot and it put me through SSB1 and SSB2 LV, just completed those and then tested today, new FTP is 176.
Now I’m at a loss I don’t understand how I cannot get over this barrier. Today I ate well, hydrated well, took the test around the time my workout would normally be all to rule out variable factors. I’m not sure if it’s the bike trainer or the bike, or something else but I’m really trying to push for an FTP over 200 so I can be stronger and faster to keep up with the Cat 5 racers when/if races start back up.
Should I switch up my plan from SSB to another base? I’m about to go into General Build for e next 8 weeks not sure if my FTP will raise any since this is the first build I will have done since starting.
Appreciate the feedback. Let me know if any suggestions or thoughts you might have on this!