The relationship between VO2 Max and FTP

VO2 Max and Functional Threshold Power (FTP) are distinct but closely related parameters of aerobic fitness that need to be fully understood when programming training. First, it is important to understand them both and where they link together. This doesn’t mean that strength training should be used alone to improve performance; it must be done alongside endurance training in a …

Is my FTP score good?

Functional Threshold Power (FTP) is a key metric benchmark in cycling; it is the highest average power that you can sustain for one hour, measured in watts. It is the most common training metric used by athletes and coaches to determine training sessions and plan programmes effectively when using a power meter or smartphone app. Your FTP score is highly …

Why is strength training needed for endurance athletes? Why is Technique Health and Fitness the best pick to deliver what I need?

Research shows that both low and high-intensity endurance exercise improve as a result of maximal strength and explosive strength training. Without looking too deeply into the science, the key benefits include greater leg strength, greater velocity at VO2 max, improved endurance performance (both short and long-term), enhanced exercise efficiency and improve lactate threshold. All of these key beneficial improvements are …