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Discussion: Good form

in: Rob1280; Rob1280 > 2020-04-11

Apr 11, 2020 4:26 PM # 
Not sure about your paddling, but your running and cycling will be fine. Lots of really focused bike workouts should be doing wonders for your power numbers?
Apr 11, 2020 4:45 PM # 
I need a cycling race for post lockdown! Getting to a 3.6w/kg ftp. Luckily not picking up any weight in lockdown yet!
Apr 14, 2020 6:23 PM # 
Interesting! Do you happen to know what Mr Rohan Dennis' w/kg ftp figure is?
Apr 14, 2020 7:17 PM # 
Hmmm... Rohan's W/kg is probs not as high as some of the climbing specialists - it's W/(frontal surface area) that he's trying to maximise.
Apr 14, 2020 7:24 PM # 
But based on this (chart at the bottom):

The 99th percentile for men is 5.6W/kg and the chart maxxes out at 6.4.

I've heard of some "doped" climbing performances approacing 7 W/kg, but these values obviously came down when the sport "cleaned up" ;)
Apr 14, 2020 7:47 PM # 
Dennis was putting out some serious watts in the Ineos Alp du Zwift race. 5.18w/kg for 58min or 373w, he weighs 72kg! He won the race, go check it out on YouTube!

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