The available tests are designed to calculate your functional threshold power (FTP), which is an estimate of the workload a cyclist can sustain without having an excessive build-up of lactic acid in the muscles.
In this way, you can be sure that you always have full control over your athletic performance.
You can find the FTP tests by following these simple steps:
Go to the Home section of the console;
Scroll down and identify “Tests”;
You will then access a screen with three different options:
-Technogym Maximal Test: a test that assesses your threshold power, characterised by a variable duration, which can be carried out using the heart rate monitor;
-Functional threshold power test: a test that assesses your FTP in 20 minutes, and does not require a heart rate monitor, even if it is suggested to wear it in order to have all your parameters always monitored.
-Fitness: a test that allows you to check your general training level based on your Maximum Heart Rate. In this case, the use of a heart rate band is required.
-3' Total Assessment: a test in which you can give your maximum performance for 3 minutes, after choosing your gear according to your level: beginner, intermediate, advanced. Also in this type of test you can always monitor all your data, for 3 minutes of pure challenge.
As it follows, you will get a more detailed overview about the Technogym Maximal Test and the Functional Threshold Power Test so that you can automatically have workouts with the right intensity for you.
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Technogym Maximal Test
Technogym Maximal Test consists of two distinct phases with a variable duration, depending on your cycling performance:
The first phase: consists of the 5-minute warm-up phase. In this first phase, the load adapts to your heart rate, and you'll be asked to maintain a cadence higher than 80 RPM per minute.
The second phase: is of a variable duration, as the new steps you are offered are always 1 minute long with a constant increase in load until you reach your maximum sustainable load.
Again, you will be asked to maintain a constant cadence higher than 85 RPM in your preferred gear.
Functional Threshold Power Test
The modality of this test, on the other hand, is well defined because it has a total duration of 20 minutes, and it is also divided into two distinct phases:
The first phase: of 16 minutes, in which you are asked to choose a ratio and cadence that allows you to maintain a medium-high intensity;
The second phase: of 4 minutes, in which you should select a gear and a cadence that will allow you to deliver 100% of your power for the total duration of the final phase of the test. (Please note that you will not be required to use a heart rate monitor for this test).
To maximise your performance and avoid possible injury, it is advisable to do a 10 minute warm-up before starting the test, and a 10 minute warm-down at the end of the workout.