Is there a peak power potential similar to a FTP potential an athlete can achieve? and if so, how do you know when you are close to your sprint potential? I accept that it would be impossible to achieve both, as they are conflicting goals with very different training methods.
I’m keen to increase both FTP and peak power, but not sure how much I should concentrate on peak power. I’ve seen about 100w gain on sprint in a month with 1x sprint workout a week and 2x strength training sessions. But hope there is more to come. Hit 1530w today (at 360 FTP and 73kg). That is an all time peak power PB for me, although my FTP has been 15w higher earlier this year (I had a month off in June).
basically I want to squeeze the most out of both energy systems, but not to a point where one starts taking away from the other. hope this makes sense