I know that there’s been a few “sort of” related posts to this, but couldn’t find anything exactly what my question is. I’ve been doing a fair bit of TR training this winter, first going SSB1&2 with a general build in late summer / early fall, then deciding to ditch the general build and go back to SSB.
Anyway, my FTP has been largely static since September. Definitely part of that is consistency related, but I’m also starting to wonder if perhaps it’s because of a lack of muscle fibre building due to my preferred cadence.
My natural cadence is basically spot on 100rpm, maybe 103. Lately, I can easily complete most workouts at that cadence. But I’m now wondering if I should actively try to make my workouts more muscular in nature by dropping the cadence. I could very much feel the difference even just by dropping to 94-95rpm (ie. it was harder :))