8 Week FTP Boost Training Plan (Zwift / Indoor Compatible)
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You’re in good shape, but you want to be in great shape. Maybe it’s because you’ve got a sportive or a Gran Fondo you want to complete? Maybe you want to feel stronger and go for longer when you are out on your weekend bunch ride? Maybe you want to keep fit and train through the winter or escape the monotony of a COVID quarantine? Whatever your reasons, increasing your Functional Threshold Power (FTP) is one of the most common and quantifiable measurements to determine how strong you are as a cyclist.
WHY ARE THESE TRAINING PLANS SO CHEAP?
Relatively speaking, cycling has a high cost of entry in terms of equipment required, insurance, licence / race entry fees, training software, training applications and indoor training equipment. Elitism is prevalent in cycling. Cultural conditioning and economic circumstances should not be a barrier to personal improvement and mental wellbeing.
As such, the costs of these training plans have been set with inclusion and accessibility as the highest priority.
SCIENCE-BASED PERIODISED WORKOUTS
This periodised training plan, and the workouts contained within, have been developed using tried and tested methodologies based on the fundamental principles of exercise physiology and use over-under intervals and ramps to increase athlete engagement and break the monotony of sitting on a single power number for any particular duration.
Each workout includes information on the metabolic system they impact and aims to familiarise you with the interplay of the ATP and phosphocreatine (ATP-PC), anaerobic glycolytic and aerobic pathways (tricarboxylic acid cycle , electron transport chain and beta oxidation).
Training Stress Score (TSS) is a composite number that takes into account the duration and intensity of a workout to arrive at a single estimate of the overall training load and physiological stress created by that training session.
The workouts contained within this plan are based on intensity, rather than the volume, as the most accurate method of predicting acute training load (fatigue), chronic training load (fitness) and training stress balance, these three key training makers commonly referred to as ATL, CTL and TSB.
Weekly TSS will build in a progressive but achievable way to get the most amount of benefit and adaption from the 4 duration of this training plan.
TRAINING PLAN COMPATIBILITY
Every workout is created using TrainingPeaks Workout Builder which facilitates export to Zwift, TrainerRoad, a Garmin or Wahoo head unit or a companion app of your choice.
I am happy to answer any questions via email and can provide advice on nutrition, methodologies, terminology and lessons learned from my own personal experiences.
How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
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This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Power Meter
- Heart Rate Monitor
- This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
- Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
- Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
- Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
- Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
- Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.
This plan is protected by our Refund Policy and may, with the author's approval, be exchanged for a plan of equal value from the same author.Still have questions about this plan?