My name is Richie and Im a TR addict 5* podcast and the app has improved my FTP from 260 to 292 in approximately just over 9 months with my next test on Monday.
Mt stats are: Weight 82kg height 179cm. My average comfortable RPM is around 100.
Im currently doing Base but want to be well researched for sprint training when it comes around resetting my plan builder at lockdown I noticed that I found the shorter intensity intervals at or over VO2 max slightly easier than an over and under style workout in base maintaining Watts around FTP for longer intervals.
In the gym I feel I can push a reasonable weight using a leg press I can easily push 200kg+ for good reps and put over 150 kg on sled pushes as well as doing more dynamic leg work.
My sprint power although not unreasonable remains stable at 1080W, but I don’t seem to be able to increase this and it doesn’t seem to correspond to the weight static weight in the gym. I can’t help but think that I may be missing something in technique, and continue to work on core (avoid the hose in the stick) and staying tight.
I also feel that toward the end of the ramp test I hit a solid wall, turning the pedals over 90rpm then it feels like someone hitting the breaks. I remain seated through out of course but am wondering if I could translate leg power better to pedal power would I achieve a better result.