TRAINING - FTP TEST, STANDING OR SEATED OR BOTH?

TRAINING - FTP TEST, STANDING OR SEATED OR BOTH?

I’ve just watched someone do an indoor FTP test on YouTube, as he tired and the power dropped he’d get out of the saddle for a while using body weight to lift the power back up, then he’d sit down again the power would drop as he’d then have to just use leg and glutes to produce power, then he’d back up again etc etc to me this over inflates the FTP result, which may not be a problem if you plan on doing specific workouts in and out of the saddle, but if you are going to do specific workouts for let’s say TT’s you will need to stay seated for the test because that is the position you will race and train in. I think it is also important if you plan on retesting you’re FTP over the next few months, to keep things the same for each test stay seated and use a gear that allows you to do that. In theory you could do the whole FTP test out of the saddle, this will over inflate your actual seated FTP as you use body weight to go through the pedals, again this is not a problem if you plan on doing specific sessions completely out of the saddle. I personally think if you want a true indicator of your actual FTP stay seated. If you over inflate your FTP by producing it out of the saddle but then do seated workouts based on a percentage of this FTP you may struggle to hit those workouts. 

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