The FTP Show

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Recently Coach Rob has received quite a few questions about FTP AKA Functional Threshold Power. So Coach decided to cover FTP on this week’s Endurance Quick Cast. Rob covers the basics of FTP, why knowing your FTP is important, how to set training zones and Coach Rob even gives out a plan or two to improve your FTP!

Below is a list of the items covered this week:

  • What is FTP
  • Testing for FTP
  • Why we test for FTP
  • Warming up for a test
  • How can I raise my FTP
  • What is a good FTP for you
  • What happens when you can’t produce higher FTP numbers
  • Notes on power to weight ratios
  • How can I build my FTP
  • My 8 week FTP Builder Plan
  • What is the shortest length an interval can be a help build FTP
  • What is the optimal length for short intervals to help develop FTP
  • Coach Rob gives out his off-season FTP Fatigue Resistance Protocol!
  • Notes on improving FTP during the race or event season
  • Utilizing Kitchen Sink WorkOuts to develop race specific power and keep FTP topped off
  • Utilizing the T-max Protocol and workouts from the Seiler Study to produce Threshold Power in the on-season
Music for show intro, outro, and mid-play break: “Jahzzar ( CC BY-SA” 
Intro and Outro music: Battle from the Crime Scene Album from Jahzzar
Mid-play break music: Please Listen Carefully from the Tumbling Dishes Like Old-Man’s Wishes Album

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