Functional Threshold Power: Does It Really Matter?

Does FTP only tell you how strong you are for an hour — or is there more to it?

Functional Threshold Power: Does It Really Matter?

What does FTP really tell you?

In this video from our friends at the Global Cycling Network, they’ve brought in Professor Louis Passfield to find out whether functional threshold power, or FTP, is actually relevant in determining your fitness. Does your FTP only tell you how strong you are for an hour? Or is it still a useful indicator of your overall fitness? Press play to find out.

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