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Watts Doc #11: FTP vs VO2max
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.
8/28/2019 01:12:13 am
Really enjoying the podcasts; thanks a huge bunch for putting these out there. Looking at WKO5, it has my ftp at 84.5% of VO2max, which would put me in the 'high' group. Unfortunately, my VO2max (according to WKO5) is 4.4L/min. Guess that means I'm screwed? My ftp is already way up there in terms of %VO2, so probably can't max that out anymore? And VO2max is pretty hard to move, right? Screwed...
8/28/2019 12:21:07 pm
9/24/2019 10:00:37 am
May I ask you to elaborate on a couple of things:
9/24/2019 09:00:35 pm
There will be episodes dedicated to each question you ask, but for now, very briefly:
10/23/2019 09:19:27 pm
Looking forward to these episodes!
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