The Custom section on the main interface of Technogym Live features the handy FTP Technogym Test, a short but intense program designed to calculate your FTP threshold.
The FTP (Functional Threshold Power) is the maximum average power that a cyclist can deliver for an entire hour. Basically, it represents an estimate of the workload that a cyclist can sustain without an excessive accumulation of lactic acid within their muscles.
Determining your FTP threshold is of fundamental importance for every cyclist, whether it's a professional or an amateur.
Thanks to it, you will be able to evaluate your level of athlete, and you will be able to manage more effectively all your training, with the goal of a constant improvement on the back of your Technogym Ride.
But now comes the fun part. Because according to your FTP threshold, Technogym Ride will allow you to automatically perform calculated power workouts with the right intensity for you.
Every single step of your workout will gravitate around the percentage of your FTP, so that you can develop the optimal power that will ensure continuous improvement and a general increase in your performance as an athlete.
To access the FTP Test:
The FTP Technogym Test has a total duration of 20 minutes, and is divided into two distinct phases:
To maximize your performance and avoid possible injuries, it is advisable to perform 10 minutes of warm-up before starting the test, and 10 minutes of cool-down at the end of the workout.
After you have completed the test, your FTP threshold will be automatically recorded in your profile data.
You can view it whenever you want by following these simple steps:
In the Training Data section, in addition to the FTP threshold you will be able to see and modify additional parameters such as your weight, your maximum heart rate or the measurement unit you initially set up Technogym Ride with.
Keep in mind also that you have the opportunity to change the value of the FTP threshold that you obtained with the test result. To do this, just press on the "FTP Threshold" box and select a new parameter by scrolling with your finger and pressing the ok button.