FTP (Functional Threshold Power) represents the maximum average power you can maintain for an hour long effort. A shorter 20 min test, shown below, can be performed to approximate your FTP number.
Quick FTP Test
- Warm Up: 15 min
- Test: start data recording and ride as hard as you can for 20 minutes
- Cool Down: turn off data recording and spin down for 10 min
- Post Test: record the average power for the 20 minutes and multiply by .95 to get FTP