Is FTP A Valid Metric to Set Training Zones? Examining the Validity of Functional Threshold Power as an Endurance Performance Marker of MLSS

STUDY SUMMARY Functional threshold power tests can provide a valid estimate of MLSS in endurance athletes, especially well-trained cyclists. This study examined whether an athlete’s functional threshold power (FTP), determined by a 20-minute time trial, can accurately predict their maximal lactate steady state (MLSS). MLSS is the highest exercise intensity at which lactate levels in the blood remain stable. Finding MLSS requires multiple invasive blood lactate … Read more