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It would be interesting to know what the average critical power over 30 minutes is for the hubbers on an indoor trainer

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Is'nt that a universal translator droid? :-)

A dyslexic one.

 

I haven't done a CP30 test on my IDT since last year September. At the time it was 250W @ 79kg.

 

Since then, I've lost 5kg and I estimate I've improved my FTP by at least 10%.

 

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Mampara's IQ is the meaning of life? Wow, I underestimated him.

 

Lukep, the CP30 test is a convenient way to get an estimate of your functional threshold power. Ideally, you'd estimate FTP from a 60min flat out time trial, but this is difficult and time-consuming. CP30 has been shown to be a very good approximation.

 

If you're training based on power, FTP is used to determine your power zones. Have a read here:

http://home.trainingpeaks.com/power411.aspx

 

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..you'd estimate FTP from a 60min flat out time trial' date=' but this is difficult and time-consuming...

 

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it is not supposed to be easy, if 60min on the bike is time consuming, do you ever have long rides on a weekend like 2/3/5hours?

 

I cant think of a happier place to "waste" time than on the bike!  I can think of a boring place though, on the bike on the trainer! Wink

 

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I tend to do my FTP tests during the week and a 60min TT, including proper warm-up and cool down would take over 2hrs, which is more time than I have to spare.

 

The difficulty is two-fold: it's hard for many people to stay focused and motivated for 60min of hard, non-competition, riding. It can also be hard to find a conveniently located course where you can ride for 60min flat out without stopping (and the IDT is suicidally boring for constant efforts).

 

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and the IDT is suicidally boring for constant efforts

 

 

Thats why the invented portable dvd players, large screen tv's and electric fans Wink

 

 
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