FTP improvement rate

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by iZnoGouD, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. iZnoGouD

    iZnoGouD New Member

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    Hi guys. I like to read a lot of theory about training and stuff like that, i find it interesting to know how our body works and how it reacts to training.
    Anyway, yesterday i read something on this forum that i had never read anywhere else, they were saying that 1 hour of L4s training in a relatively untrained person would improve FTP by ~2 watts.
    Is this true? if yes then someone who builds a good base would be able to improve at a faster rate and plateau at a higher level right?

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  2. tonyzackery

    tonyzackery Well-Known Member

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    True for some, not true for others. My answer to your second question is "maybe - maybe not". There are very few definitives with regard to training response and improvement.
    Training response is highly individualistic, and predominantly dependent on genetics more than anything else - type of training included. Furthermore, there is no 'universal standard'. What works for you, may or may not work for me.
    As such, 'trial and error' to find that protocol which is most expeditious for that individual is best, IMO.
     
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