wVO2max Power Profiles ~ Veterans

Dateline June 2009. 

Vets
In my run up to tacking the Ventoux Masters, I've trimmed down to my fighting weight of 69 kilos (took some doing!) and have worked on my aerobic threshold to the exclusivity of everything else.  I've seen my sprinting and top end speed bleed away which has been painful but the reward is an all time high wVO2max and breaking through my previous ceiling of 300 watts.

Seniors
An absolute stunner of a test recorded a month or so back.  Big numbers and a scary noise coming from the ergo!  We've see out first 5+ w/kg.  Are you up to the challenge...

Below are a large selection of wVO2max power test results for the category headlined above. 

If you're a client you can look for your number and see where you fit in to the scheme of things.  If not you can look for patterns of numbers and their performance increases over a period of time.  If you want to have a go, and live in Jersey, send me an email and we'll organise a time for a visit.

The outputs below are tabulated on a power to weight ratio as this is a better indicator for comparing disparate riders than power output alone.  If you read the power factsheets, you'll see I've calculated Jens Voigt to be around 480 watts or 6.22 w/kg! 

It seems we still have a way to go, perhaps we should give up our day jobs.

 

                FTP Lactic Acid
  # Cat Test Date Cadence wt 6 min FTP w/kg mmol/l
72 V Mar-07 93 71 338 322 4.53 14.2
TW 100 V Jun-09 104 69 318 303 4.39  
86 V Jun-05 95 66 302 288 4.39  
86 V May-08 106 65 291 277 4.26 11.3
79 V Aug-05 97 64 281 268 4.18  
100 V Mar-07 104 70 302 288 4.11 11.1
100 V Jun-08 97 70 301 287 4.10  
100 V Apr-05 100 70 300 286 4.08  
100 V Oct-06 99 70 299 285 4.07  
72 V Sep-05 84 70 295 281 4.01  
92 V Apr-09 96 76 321 306 4.02 10.9
36 V Jul-08 99 73 306 291 3.99 11.2
76 V Jul-06 95 79 327 311 3.94  
76 V Sep-08 102 77 317 302 3.92 9.8
100 V Feb-07 99 72 292 278 3.86 n/a
76 V Jul-08 106 78 311 296 3.80 11.0
33 V Oct-08 106 75 298 284 3.78 7.7
100 V Aug-06 97 70 278 265 3.78 10.6
100 V Jan-05 98 70 277 264 3.77  
86 V Mar-07 103 66 259 247 3.74 10.3
92 V Feb-05 89 75 294 280 3.73  
86 V Mar-06 90 66 257 245 3.71 14.8
92 V Nov-08 94 77 297 283 3.67 12.9
86 V Jan-06 85 68 257 245 3.60 14.8
100 V Feb-06 98 70 264 251 3.59 10.8
31 V Jan-09 108 75 282 269 3.58 10.2
49 V Mar-07 101 74 278 265 3.58 20.0
80 V Jul-05 97 75 281 268 3.57  
98 V Feb-07 102 70 256 244 3.48 11.0
41 V Nov-07 105 70 256 244 3.48 9.1
58 V Oct-06 99 66 241 230 3.48 11.7
30 V Jan-09 84 64 233 222 3.47 13.4
38 V Aug-08 90 70 250 238 3.43 8.4
81 V Jul-05 98 89 319 304 3.41  
37 V Jul-08 105 70 250 238 3.40 13.9
62 V Jul-07 92 73 259 247 3.38 11.5
76 V Mar-08 102 82 290 276 3.37 13.1
45 V Nov-08 94 75 262 250 3.33 7.9
98 V Apr-05 94 70 242 230 3.29  
46 V Jul-07 99 74 254 242 3.27 10.7
76 V Jan-07 95 82 278 265 3.23  
98 V Jan-06 101 70 237 226 3.22 12.1
77 V Oct-08 103 84 282 269 3.20 9.8
76 V Jan-06 96 82 275 262 3.19 25>
47 V Jul-07 96 87 290 276 3.17 16.7
97 V Jan-09 97 73 242 230 3.16 12.6
77 V Dec-07 94 85 282 269 3.16 8.6
62 V Jun-06 92 74 245 233 3.15 14.1
80 V Oct-06 98 75 248 236 3.15 11.7
68 V Mar-06 95 85 276 263 3.09 25>
97 V Jan-06 85 70 227 216 3.09  
68 V Mar-07 91 85 275 262 3.08  
80 V Oct-08 97 77 249 237 3.08 13.5
62 V Oct-08 103 73 232 221 3.03 12.9
22 V Nov-08 104 81 254 242 2.99 9.4
46 V Nov-08 97 74 231 220 2.97 12.4
43 V Nov-08 97 83 258 246 2.96 6.6
81 V Feb-06 98 84 260 248 2.95 7.9
98 V Feb-05 90 70 215 205 2.93  
37 V Nov-08 102 74 226 215 2.91 12.9
27 V Feb-09 99 81 247 235 2.90 9.5
43 V Nov-07 95 83 252 240 2.89 9.0
53 S Nov-08 107 94 284 270 2.88 11.7
53 S Feb-07 95 96 288 274 2.86 17.5
38 V May-08 85 70 207 197 2.84 16.1
40 V Dec-07 93 79 233 222 2.81 13.6
46 V Apr-08 97 74 217 207 2.79 7.1
37 V May-08 96 73 214 204 2.79 9.4
54 V Nov-06 90 89 260 248 2.78 15.2
80 V Jan-06 102 73 211 201 2.75 23.0
29 V Mar-09 96 78 221 210 2.70 9.8
57 V Oct-06 90 99 272 259 2.62 20.0
67 V Feb-06 99 87 215 205 2.35 6.6
29 V Jan-09 91 80 183 174 2.18 6.6

Where do you think you would sit in the power profile chart above?  If you really want to know it will take 45 minutes of your time, me two hours of mine, and cost almost nothing at 20!  A bargain seeing as you'll pay up to 125 for the same test taken in the UK.

Hopefully most of the headings are obvious. 

The 6 min column, shows the average wattage sustained for the period of the wVO2max (wattage at VO2max) test. 

The FTP column is each individual's calculated threshold power and the FTP min/w/kg gives each individuals threshold power to weight ratio.  This ratio is a fantastic indicator of an athlete's potential and current fitness. 

The lactic Acid column indicates an individual's blood lactate measurement at the end of their test. 

I've put my initials next to my results just so you can see how good or bad I am and rate yourself accordingly!