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Zwift: How Important is FTP?

Zwift & FTP

We’ve already talked a bit about how to train with Zwift but for folks not accustomed to power training the concept of FTP and training zones is uncharted territory. What does it mean? Do you need to do an FTP test? And how does it affect your Zwift riding? Understanding FTP FTP, or functional threshold power, is theoretically the point at…

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Rethinking FTP and Establishing Training Zones

FTP (functional threshold power) is an integral part of training for cyclists. Unlike the subjective nature of heart rate training, power is a truly objective measurement of the effort a cyclist is putting out. While most cyclists are aware of the basic principles of power and how to use it (or at least how to compare their numbers to others)…

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