Poll: What's your Functional Threshold power?

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by yzfrr11, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. zaskar

    zaskar New Member

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    Age 39
    Cycling 3 years/ training with power 2 months
    5'7'' 63 kilo or 138lbs
    FTP 280 watts
    Best result 2 2nd place, several in top 5-7th place
     


  2. woodgab

    woodgab New Member

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    Age: 40 (in 3 days)
    Yrs: into 3rd season
    Weight: 89kg
    Best result: decent time in a pretty hilly 7.6mi TT
    FTP: Someone please tell me. PTAP since last August. I did a Carmichael (dare I say the name here?) Training Systems field test this morning and got my 2 X 3mi average powers as 321 and 328 watts. That's about 7 minutes for each.

    formula?
     
  3. esandman

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    I had the original tune powertap worked great until water wrecked it maybe 4 years ago, no download for me then.... I kind of viewed it more as a toy. Fast forward to about 4 weeks ago... I contacted Saris and they set me up with a new hub at cost. They really stand behind their products and the old tune hub wasn't even "their" product. I upgraded the computer to the pro and now I can really use this device as a tool.

    After looking at the cycling peaks charts (no formal testing yet) I'm getting a FTP of around 360-370 watts, but I weigh about 103kg (working on bringing this number down to around 90-95kg). I think the number is sorta close... I had entered 330 watts for FTP and was getting some IF values of over 1 for 2 hr rides. In a couple weeks I'll try a formal test.

    Erik
     
  4. Hookyrider

    Hookyrider New Member

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    FTP: 284 and climbing!
    Age: not much left with 36
    Mass: 80kg, can dip to a low of 78Kg, but not much more
    Body Fat%: right at 10%, will allow to dip as low as 6-7%
    Years in Sport: 20+

    have made significant gains since I began using the PT last November. I've burned up and replaced my trainer, and have had a nearly continuous monthly increase in FTP, since I'm able to honestly and objectively observe my training. I rest more, and get more out of my trainer sessions, and rides.

    HR
     
  5. jbvcoaching

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    FTP: 300 - 330 depending on time of year
    mass: 76-77kg
    age: 39
    years racing: 20
    results: 4th overall in a 1-2 Omnium this past weekend (won it last year)
    13th overall (3rd amateur) at a Pro-1 stage race in February
    5 wins last year
    >50 wins career
    cat 1 since 1992
     
  6. Old Junker

    Old Junker New Member

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    FTP:250-260
    age: 43
    result: 40kTT 1:hr
    years cycling: 3-(triathlons-8yrs)
    mass 138lbs-63kg
     
  7. Spunout

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    Update #3

    April 1 295 Watts at 67 kg. Pre-competition phase starts now.:cool:
     
  8. Eldrack

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    Update from me. FT is still 220 watts, mind you, I haven't really been doing much training............... Better start changing that shouldn't I?
     
  9. BullGod

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    30 mins - 371w
    1hr - 365w
    90 mins - 362w
    5 mins - 433w

    weight 70kg
    Cat 1, Netherlands
     
  10. amartinez

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    Long course triathlete (HIM 4hs4x, IM 10hs44)
    Age: 43
    Mass: 67/68
    1 min = 485
    5 min = 309
    20 min = 269
    FT (20 min - 5%) = 246
    FT (CP as linear regresion from 1 y 5 min, both in the same test) = 242
    (R2=1:) )
    Which one would be a better guess ?

    Ale.
     
  11. joule

    joule New Member

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    Cat: 4
    Age: 49
    Weight: 60 kg
    15 sec: 780w (13.00 w/kg)
    1 min: 494w (8.23 w/kg)
    2 min: 383w (6.38 w/kg)
    5 min: 319w (5.32 w/kg)
    20 min: 280w (4.67 w/kg)
    FT: 266w (0.95 * 280) (4.43 w/kg)

    Have yet to do a true FT test. Racing performance dismal so far.
     
  12. Krazyderek

    Krazyderek New Member

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    My current stats and goals for this season

    ftp ~260w (goal 350w)
    age 22
    weight 78kg (goal 74kg)
    cat 4
    result, none yet (goal 1st)
    years cycling, 2-3
     
  13. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama New Member

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    Currently:

    5sec 1144
    1min 479
    5min 340
    FT 274

    65kg

    3rd year racing, currently a new Cat 2.

    I come from a fairly successful track and field background at distances from 400m to 1000m (races from 47 sec to under 2:30 in duration). I find it curious that my 1 minute power is by far the weakest, considering my fortes in track. It is not simply a matter of inaccurate testing results, as 1 minute power is my most tested duration. I've been emphasizing L6 workouts as a result.
     
  14. EpicriderGMAC

    EpicriderGMAC New Member

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    Cat 3 road, Expert MTB, Cat A Collegiate

    Weight: 73-75 Kg
    FTP: 365 watts
    20 min: 388 watts
    5 min: 435 watts
    1 min: 634 watts
    5 sec: 1195 watts

    Obviously lacking in the sprint area, but working on that. It really sucks that you can be a great TT rider and breakaway rider, but unless you get in the right move, it don't matter in the end unless you can sprint!
     
  15. musher

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    Update #2 -FTP 340 -TT 60' - 64 kg (5.3 w/kg):p .Master 51-years cycling 4, racing 3 -6'=413watts - 30'=369w. -
     
  16. BILLYHOLMES

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    Sorry to be such a dork but what is functional threshold power? Am I correct in thinking this is the amount of power you can keep up for x mins? How many mins is considered to be a normal amount of time?
    Billyboy.
     
  17. rmur17

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    X=60 minutes to be really simple. Or an all-out 40k TT taking say 55-65 min for most mortals . .. ;). Average power for the duration.

    rmur
     
  18. whoawhoa

    whoawhoa New Member

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    So, if you're a super freak (cough cough... Nathan O'Neil...cough cough) and a 40k may only take you 45 odd minutes, do you use that for FT, or adjust to 1-hr?
     
  19. rmur17

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    well I think even Nate is closer to 50min than 45. I'd suggest he find a 50k TT to ride ;)

    Seriously, I suspect AC would say the P-D curve is flat enough from 50-65min that the error introduced by using either end of that range isn't important. After all, our PM's are roughly +/- 2% inaccurate ... that's another reason why I always round my FT off to the nearest 5W.

    I'd recommend keeping one's approach to determining FT as consistent as possible over time. That way fitness changes are more clearly distinguishable from 'noise'.

    rmur
     
  20. acoggan

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