The Best Fitness Test? 20 Minute FTP Vs Ramp | Cycling Training For Triathlon

Published on February 14th 2021


Having an accurate functional threshold power is an important metric for training and racing on the bike, but just how exactly do you calculate it? If you're lucky enough to have a power meter on your bike or turbo trainer you can perform a few common tests. In this video Heather and Mark both do a 20 minute FTP test and a ramp test to compare their power numbers and determine which they prefer. Mark also speaks to Dr Stephen Faulkner, a celebrated exercise physiologist for more information. Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: Which would you prefer to do? If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Submit your content here: Watch more on GTN... 📹 Run Pacing | Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_A Morning in Hindsight - Nebulae ES_Bermuda - Ooyy ES_Calling Me - Ooyy ES_Crushing Waves - Marc Torch ES_Gray Matter - Smartface ES_Thunderbird - Ooyy ES_VHS Hero - Lofive ES_Watcher - Brendon Moeller ES_You Thought I Knew (Instrumental Version) - Particle House Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images The Global Triathlon Network (GTN) is the world's biggest triathlon YouTube channel, with new videos every day! GTN is for anyone who loves triathlon: from seasoned triathletes to first timers – and everyone in between! With the help of our former pro and Olympic medal winning team, we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better triathlete; including videos on: - How to swim, bike, and run faster with expert knowledge - Try our session ideas - Investigations into wide ranging topics - The best triathlon bike tech and gear with pro know-how - In-depth, entertaining features from the heart of the sport - Chat, opinion and interact with us across the channel and on social media! Join us on YouTube’s best triathlon channel to get closer to the sport and to become a better, faster and fitter triathlete! Welcome to the Global Triathlon Network. Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon bikes: Felt bicycles: THEMAGIC5: MET Helmets: Nuzest: ON Running: Orca: Park Tool: Selle Italia: Team Bath: Wahoo: Zwift: YouTube Channel - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - Google+ - Strava Club - GMBN Tech - GCN Tech - EMBN -