VO2 Max intervals: Seated or Standing

Hey everyone, hope your training is going well with all that is going on in the world!

I have a question regarding VO2 max sessions - particularly the sessions with 2-3 minute intervals with roughly equal rest-work ratios.

For these intervals, does it matter whether I am standing or seated? I can definitely put down more power for these durations standing than seated (perhaps even going above and beyond the TR power target, and repeating it). When I do them seated, the RPE is similar but at lower output - but I can usually hit all the power targets.

So, should I be shooting for a higher (but sustainable) power by coming out of the saddle for each effort, or should I stay in the saddle and stick to the target?

This situation is especially true when doing the workout outdoors on a climb.


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