I’d like a bit of guidance as to which ramp test I should do. I’m a female rider and am usually 56-59kg. When trained, I used to have an FTP of 220+W, but I’ve since had 2 kids and am effectively starting from a much lower point now (maybe completely de-trained!).
I did the ramp test lite recently and got a starting FTP of 163W. However, it took a while to get to exhaustion and I’m concerned that, as I train, the “lite” test might be starting too low for me. On the flip side, the standard ramp test (starting at 100W with 20W increments) seems like a massive step up in difficulty and I worry it wouldn’t be accurate.
TLDR: which ramp test for under 60kg female with an FTP of around 2.5-3W/kg?