For those of you that have been following your power since you started or for at least a couple of years. I would like to pick your brain, or your stats.
I am wondering whether most riders start out with a low number and progressively add 10-30w a year onto their FTP, or whether you start out with a FTP that is pretty close to your max and you really only move up 50-70w at the peak of your career.
Data would greatly be appreciated.
Usually I start the season off a bit shy (10-15% lower) of my peak from the previous season. From there it usually takes me 2-3 weeks to get back to where I was FTP wise. I have yet to have a season where I did not set personal bests for FTP, but generally I've added 15-20w to my FTP every year since I have trained with power.
Do that for 15-20 years and your FTP should be around 650 or 700 then?
You can't do that continually...sorry.
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