I’ve done the Ramp test twice in two days. I’ve just joined zwift and the first test i was too busy working out what was going onto get to where i knew i could. So i repeated it. The first one i didn’t get much above the 200w stage. On the second one i got to 300w stage. Was definitely pushing a bit harder but mostly the gain was down to having done it once before. The first FTP result i got was 203w which given its apparently around 75% of MAP seems high. The second result came in at 205w.
Now i do not have a heart rate monitor plugged in (yet) as i thought i could hook in my garmin watch for this but alas it doesn’t work. I have a smart trainer, the thing controls the resistance great and comparing the feel and power to my on road Strava rides the power numbers seem accurate or at least consistent. Its a Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll, i calibrated it as well.
I find it odd you can’t go into the test on Zwift and get some sort of analysis. To find the result again i have to go into a workout and see where the slider is on the graph. I cannot for the life of me find a place where it tells me my current FTP. Am still on the trial but have signed up so maybe its hidden or something until it switches.
anyhow i’m just trying to work out how the number is calculated as if it doesn’t make sense then its sort of pointless doing it. I will do a FTP test in due course but am waiting for heart rate, speed and cadence sensors to get all the data tied up properly. Have started the 4 week FTP booster.
does anyone know exactly how it works it out in Zwift or if there is a place to view the results after the fact and get any sort of feedback? I’m not overly fussed about the actual number more wanting to understand the consistency and also make sure my training is at the right level. The first day of the FTP booster was based on 203W and it felt very comfortable, and that was after doing the Ramp test a couple of hours previously. If it continues to feel to easy i may bump up the FTP number manually a bit.
Should close out by saying really love Zwift, broke my collar bone two weeks ago in a road bike not on the road incident and have been going daft not doing any pedalling.