Last week I started using Trainer road. I had done an FTP test Months ago with a power meter roller (borrowed it) and got an FTP of 225. Last week I did the ramp test and was expecting the FTP to be the same or a bit better…I got 215.
To be honest, I think the problem was that I did not have a good warm up, did not plan the session well and did not know to do. What I mean is, when I had done the FTP test before I was told to keep the cadence to about 80 rpm…but it was a 20 minute test not ramp test. (maybe it makes a difference). on the Ramp test I could not keep the 80rpm for some reason.
Also, I jumped on the bike and started the ramp test immediately…I thought that the test would include warm up…or else the warm up was too short to me.
How do you usually do the ramp test guys? I want to do it again next week and see what I get and this time get things right.