FTP retest


(Scott Sugimoto) #1

I just finished the 6 week FTP Builder. Looking for advice on when I should retest. I hate to retest in the middle of the week because I’m usually zapped after work.

Thank you


(Alex Churton) #2

I assume that testing at the end of the week would be fine, given that the workouts are flexible enough to take the 4 workouts on days that suit you during the week.

I’m doing the 6 week FTP builder myself - would be interesting to hear your FTP % increase, because I’m excited to see what mine will be!


(Scott Sugimoto) #3

Alex that’s what I was thinking. I’ll update this post after I retest.


(Adrien Lantieri) #4

Hi guys,
Also just completed the 6 weeks builder last sunday. I’m definitely doing an FTP test this week, so I’ll come here to post the percentage in increase, but I must state my previous FTP was months ago (sometime in June, I think)… yet it all felt pretty much still spot on with my perceive exertion & HR.

On a side note, it was my first plan and I expected a bit of a “tututututuuuu you just finished your training plan” kinda celebratory moment. I have not zwifted since, so maybe that’ll happen next time I connect.

Ride on.


(Scott Sugimoto) #5

Hi Adrien,
I forgot to update the results of my test. My first test was 231 FTP after my retest I increased to 247 FTP. Not quite sure if that is conciderable but I’ll take it. Trying to figure out where to go from here.


(Joe) #6

It’s a 6.9% increase, which is significant - as long as your trainer or power meter accuracy is good. (Some are still only rated at +/- 5%).


(Adrien Lantieri) #7

Hey guys.
Did the test on Friday eve. Went from 229 to 252. Pretty happy, was aiming for the 250 mark. Quite a good increase too, but as indicated before it may not just be due to the plan only as my last FTP was some 6 months.


(Robert) #8

Did you guys just jump right into the ftp test or did you do any specific warmups before hand?

I was trying to decide if I should do some active recovery days before hand or even try and do the 8th week of the 8wk Race Day Prep which has 2 short ‘Taper Intervals’ and a Pre-Race day spin.

Just curious, I’ve put a lot of work into the last 6 weeks and hoping to make the most of that work.