Basing FTP on a 20min rested max effort is a lot different than basing it on a daily diet of 2x20s. I have been riding most of my life with my big deal ride from Seattle to Boston when finished college. Of course, if you’ve been racing bikes for 40 years and training hard and smart, it does go down as you age all other things being equal. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled. The Bell curve of cylists - how fast are the average TR users? Your weight has a lot to do with your Watt output . I found the solution how to determine and created the calculator, which help identify FTP depending on gender, age and weight. Initially it was just to try and help me survive the family heart attack, but found I really enjoyed it. One of cycling performance measures is Functional Threshold Power (FTP). #7 RapDaddyo, Jan 16, 2014. jcm01 New Member. Enter below what kind of cyclist you are. My average TSS is about 550 per week and do 10+ hrs on the bike and a couple of gym sessions per week. After a few weeks acclimatization this effect becomes less. Your FTP may increase by 2.5 % by altitude training. I too was wondering what the average FTP was for a rider in their 60s. Hydration is essential and sometimes overlooked while cycling. Hoping for an FTP increase this coming Tuesday on next ramp test. 150 watt FTP seems kind of pathetic but you know it works for me as a marker.

If you are a sprinter or an endurance cyclist, you can see the impact. My dad (64) is still pretty handy on a bike and does affair bit of running too. The influence of the different factors are shown at the tabs. He really loves the structure of it and the fact that there is no guess work about what to do. So if you are 90 kg , 300 Watt is much more attainable than if you are 60 kg . Your FTP is inversely proportional to your body weight.
Is curious to understand how W/kg would rank by age by sex. Just wanted to post on this and say WOW! I am 66 and have been using Trainer Road for a couple of years with a Wahoo Kicker trainer. 0. Especially in the mountains your weight is a large determinant of your FTP The table shows the effect of a 5 kg weight loss or weight gain. He was never a cyclist before this all fell together because he wanted something to stay fit as a former rower.

The previous tab was meant for all-round cyclists. I was not training for awhile here and when i came back i noticed that it was a lot harder for me to finish workouts.

The table shows the total impact of both factors. I keep hearing about FTP’s of 300 watts and don’t think this is realistic for me. My dad is 66 and is rocking a 210ish FTP. Phenomenal stuff. So it is probably true that all that matters at this stage of life is to keep moving and see if you can raise the difficulty of your workouts over time if you stick to it. He barely rides outside anymore because of drivers in his area, but barring knee surgery recovery has been pretty religious about repeating SSB1 & 2 more than most people.

Your performance-index indicates at what percentage of the elite-runners you are cycling. How Useful Cycling Water Bottles in Keeping Temperature? Pumps... Why road bike cyclist use clipless pedals in combination with fancy shoes? He found Joe Friel’s “Fast over 50” book really useful and has made various changes to his training (more weights etc) and diet (more protein) which he thinks have had a big positive effect. I’m a 68 year old male that usually ride around 4000 to 5000 miles a year with most of the miles being pleasure riding.
W/kg does not take into account age. I’m guessing that even as keen amateurs, we’re developing that muscle memory and nucleus that can be recalled and retrained well into later life. I realise by best chance of increasing my power to weight is now to loose weight. The program calculates the FTP of your biker. Pleasure/recreational riding doesn’t appear to help increase or maintain FTP so next outside riding season I’m planning on doing at least one TR ride each week to try and maintain whatever gains I make between now and then. A standard value of 0.975 is used, but you can adjust this value to see the impact. It is easy to check the existing level of FTP, using a power meter, but It was interesting to know, what is maximum hour power output. Joined: Oct 28, 2013 YOUR number is where your at now. I have set my FTP with trial and error over time and it sits at about 150. Your FTP may increase by 10-20 %. For all other factors we entered a standard value. FTP is what it is. if you’re used to doing a lot of miles starting on mid should be ok - I started on SSB mid 1 which is about 6 h per week and it was tiring but doable.

Test included. Enter the distance, the race time and the body weight of the biker. Example: A body weight of 154 pounds (70 kg) estimates an FTP of 308 watts (154 x 2 = 308). I’m a 64 year old recreational/pleasure cyclist, 2,500 outside miles this year. At higher temperatures the air resistance is less. Your FTP is inversely proportional to your body weight. Reply. Subtract 0.5% for every year beyond age 35. Enter the wind velocity in meter/second or the wind force in the Beaufort scale.

Up hill, the impact of the thinner air leads to a lower performance. Tips You Should Know About Clipless Pedals and Shoes, How To Set Saddle Height for Comfortable Endurance Cycling, Long-Term Review of Muc-Off Team Sky Hydrodynamic Chain Lube, 5 Reasons Why Chain Lubrication is Important, Sigma Bike Computer Pros & Cons After Using 5 Years of ROX 10 GPS, Sprintech Road Bike Mirror Long-Term Review, Elite Custom Race Bottle Cage Long Term Review, Castelli Squadra Long Water Resistant Jacket Long-Term Review, Fizik Antares Versus v5 Saddle Long-Term Review. A standard value of 0 meter per second is used. I’m also new to power but I understand that I will be better to pace myself on the longer rides that I prefer. I race with some guys in their 70’s who just blow my doors off.

I am 34 and weight 88kg - down from 101 this year and have ftp of 234. But remember this, no matter how you perform compared to others, it is just beautiful to be out on the bike flowing down the roads. This problem will be solved as soon as possible. It is a guideline. I was about to write - it’s amazing that you are doing that sort of miles as you approach 70 but then realised that sounds really condescending! You are where you are whether you are 18 or 68. You can also adjust your body weight and look at the differences. One of the guys I ride with is 70 and his FTP is over 300. Recovery is key and I use Polar Flow and regular orthostatic tests to prevent over reaching. Your performance peaks around the age of 30 years and is less if you are younger or older. TR will help you improve your power. The first part is about your human engine (your power and weight) and the parameters who determine this (like training). I’m a 68 year old male that usually ride around 4000 to 5000 miles a year with most of the miles being pleasure riding. If you have data on the other factors, you can adjust the given standard value. So for me hitting even 3/w/kg is a big first target. The density of the air is lower at an higher altitude, which results in less air resistance.

How fast are you in different circumstances? It shows how much power (watts) cyclist can continuously produce in one hour. The decline of endurance cyclists is even less. I just like to ride little and often, little means a least an hour a day , maximum is 3hrs in a day.

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