FTP

Common Questions About FTP

FTP and Default FTP
What is Functional Threshold Power (FTP)? Functional Threshold Power (FTP) is the maximum sustainable power output one can maintain for 60 minutes.  Vel...
Wed, 6 Apr, 2022 at 3:17 PM
What is the required effort for an FTP check?
This is basically a 20 minute time trial.  You’ll want to be sure to pace yourself so that you can ramp into a steady, flat-out effort for the full 20 minut...
Mon, 21 Mar, 2022 at 1:09 PM
What is the best way to do an FTP check?
For regular FTP Checks, consistency is key. Here are some tips: Get a good warmup - VeloPro Inc will guide you through a consistent warmup before each ...
Wed, 30 Mar, 2022 at 11:01 AM
Why does marking a ride as a “FTP Check" not change anything?
VeloPro Inc uses the Default FTP as specified in your Profile settings to: Calculate your predicted FTP over time Set your workout load and wattage range...
Wed, 6 Apr, 2022 at 3:18 PM
Why does my predicted FTP jump suddenly after my goal?
This happens for a couple of reasons:  First, as you approach your goal, your taper allows you to rest well and gain from the training you've done,...
Mon, 21 Mar, 2022 at 1:10 PM
I live in an area where it’s difficult to do a 20 minute test for an FTP check. How can I enter an "external" FTP-Measurement in Velopro?
Currently, besides setting your Default FTP, there is no way to manually enter an FTP number.  This functionality is on our development list.   One way ...
Fri, 25 Mar, 2022 at 11:23 AM
Can I increase my FTP?
Since cycling is an aerobic sport, every type of VeloPro training plan will increase your FTP.  Some will be more focused on that than others.  For example,...
Sat, 26 Mar, 2022 at 12:29 PM
How do I do an FTP check without a power meter?
In order to test your FTP you will need to have a device that outputs in .FIT or .TCX file format (simple cycling computer) or a Strava account.   Simpl...
Wed, 6 Apr, 2022 at 3:21 PM
My program has me doing an FTP test every other week. Is this intentional and if so, why?
The more accurate your FTP is, the better the system can train you, so doing an FTP check every couple of weeks is ideal.  Not only that, the FTP check is a...
Thu, 8 Dec, 2022 at 6:49 AM