Kolie and Kyle look at the relationship between FTP and VO2max. We use data from a classic paper that calls into question the validity of a long-standing testing protocol in the scientific literature, which is still in use today.
Determinants of Endurance In Well Trained Cyclists
Selection of Papers Investigating Assigning % VO2max Test Protocol
Exercise at given percentages of VO2max: heterogeneous metabolic responses between individuals.
Effect of training status and relative exercise intensity on physiological responses in men.
Is determination of exercise intensities as percentages of VO2max or HRmax adequate?
Effects of prolonged exercise at a similar percentage of maximal oxygen consumption in trained and untrained subjects.
Kolie and Kyle look at how duration and intensity play a role in FTP training. The discussion touches on how to structure workouts beyond 2x20, workouts for the time crunched and those with abundant time, and how to adjust workouts to account for TTE.
Kolie and Kyle take a deep dive into the pros and cons of the many FTP tests. "What is special about 60 minutes to the human body?"
What tests should certain people avoid? How hard is it to ride at your FTP? 20 and 60 minutes, 8 minutes, ramp test, and variable-duration FTP tests as discussed here: www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/the-physi…ing-protocols/