To perform the FTP test, you need a bicycle equipped with a power measurement and a heart rate monitor. The FTP test should be performed in flat terrain, on a road with no curves, lights, or intersections that force changes in the pressure on the pedals.
After warming up, take a break and ride freely for 5 minutes. Then we move on to the FTP test. Ride at the maximum intensity possible for 20 minutes to cover the longest distance possible. Maintain cadence in the range of 80-100 RPM. After the test, take a 10-minute free recovery ride.
Interpretation of test results
The average power of a 20-minute effort (FTP test) multiplied by 0.95 is your Functional Power Threshold (FTP) value.