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CRITICAL POWER

Critical Power (CP) means the highest intensity that can be sustained without a significant increase in lactate (which remains in a steady state) and without a massive intervention of the anaerobic energy systems. Although conceptually CP and FTP describe the same intensity, the anerobic threshold, on a practical level they have different sustainability. In fact, the CP is an intensity that we can theoretically sustain for 20-40 minutes in relation to the physiology of the athlete and differs from the FTP which instead is sustainable for about 60 minutes. The W’, linked to the CP, is the work (joule) that can be produced above the intensity of CP before reaching exhaustion.

It is suggested to perform the tests on two separate days (day 1: 20-seconds sitting effort, from which the power on the 1-second effort is obtained + the 15-minute effort; day 2: 3-minute effort + 6-minute effort. The same day tests must be separated by at least 15 minutes of recovery, this means that you can wait up to 30 minutes between tests, when you feel ready to perform it. It is advisable to carry out the tests on a regular climb (6-8%) at the maximum sustainable average power for the respective duration, reaching exhaustion at the end of the effort. Only the 20-seconds test must be performed from the first second at the maximum power with no concern about its management.

It is suggested to perform the tests on two separate days (day 1: 20-seconds sitting effort, from which the power on the 1-second effort is obtained + the 15-minute effort; day 2: 3-minute effort + 6-minute effort. The same day tests must be separated by at least 15 minutes of recovery, this means that you can wait up to 30 minutes between tests, when you feel ready to perform it. It is advisable to carry out the tests on a regular climb (6-8%) at the maximum sustainable average power for the respective duration, reaching exhaustion at the end of the effort. Only the 20-seconds test must be performed from the first second at the maximum power with no concern about its management.

Rider
Date of birth
Weight (kg)
Height (cm)
BMI (kg/m2)
BSA (m2)
Body Fat (%)
Data
Test
Powermeter
TIME (sec) POWER (watt) RELATIVE POWER (watt/kg) HRavg (b/min)
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20
180
360
900
CRITICAL POWER (watt) W' (joule) FTP (watt)
     
Intensity Power watt Relative Power w/kg % Map
Fatmax
Aerobic Threshold
Anaerobic Threshold
V'O2max
Anaerobic Capacity
Zone Power watt
Zone 1
Zone 2
MFO
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
HR b/min