# How do you pace a 20 minute FTP test?

## How do you pace a 20 minute FTP test?

The protocol itself is actually quite simple: after a substantial warmup, start a lap on your head unit, and smash it for 20 minutes, as hard as you can. The average power recorded for the 20-minute test is multiplied by . 95 to estimate what your “hour of power” (or Threshold Power) would be.

## Is FTP 20 or 60 minutes?

The tests consisted of a stepwise lactate profile test, a 20 minute all-out test, a 60 min all-out test and finally a maximal effort test on the resulting power from the FTP 20 test (that is 100% of FTP20). The objective during the final test was to maintain this power output for as long as possible.

What is an average functional threshold power?

The article claims that a typical fit cyclist might be able to crank out 250 to 300 watts as an average for a 20 minute FTP (functional threshold point) test, while the pros usually average 400 watts.

### What is a good FTP for a woman?

World Class Pro Cat 4 and 5
Male 5.6 – 6.4 w/kg 2.4 – 3.6 w/kg
Female 5.3 – 5.6 w/kg 2.0 – 3.1 w/kg

How is the Functional Threshold Power (FTP) calculated?

FTP (Functional Threshold Power) is automatically calculated upon completion of any of our test workouts.

#### How is FTP calculated from the 20 minute test?

TrainerRoad calculates your FTP from the 20-Minute Test by multiplying your average power for the test interval by .95. In other words, your FTP is 5% less than your average power of the test interval. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.

#### How do you assess an athlete’s Functional Threshold Power?

At the beginning of a new phase of training it is important to get a snapshot of an athlete’s current fitness so you can scale training intensities appropriately. Assessing an athlete’s Functional Threshold Power (FTP) is the most utilized method because FTP testing can be accomplished outside a lab setting.

Why is the 20-minute effort divided into 5-minute segments?

By breaking the 20-minute effort into four 5-minute segments, riders can subtly tweak their effort every so often based on longer periods of muscular feedback, i.e. a rider can slightly reduce their pace every 5 minutes based on perceived exertion or how their body feels.