• Dr. Steve Noble

11.4% Functional Threshold Power Gain with Female Elite Mountain Bike Racer

Updated: Jan 3, 2020

This data is from early 2018 just after we started the BPL. Claire was recruited to be the subject of a Functional Threshold Power (FTP) study, which is a test looking at average wattage (power) output for 20 or 60 minutes. At the time she was a category 1 mountain bike racer who was actively training and racing.

Bellingham Performance Lab with Dr. Steve Noble

Athlete: Claire

Duration: February 26, 2018 - March 23, 2018 (4 weeks)

Performance Lab sessions: Eleven 30 minute sessions

For those familiar with FTP testing they will see these gains are extraordinarily high and came very quickly.

Before BPL treatments:

215 (3.94 w/kg) watts for a 20 minute FTP test performed on February 24, 2018.

After first 6 BPL treatments:

229 watts (4.20 w/kg) for a 20 minute FTP test performed on March 9, 2018.

6.6% gain in power in just 2 weeks!

Claire had been a mid-pack finisher in the Cat. 1 mountain bike racer and she finished in 4th place in a race 2 weeks into the program-her best finish to date

After next 5 BPL treatments:

239 watts (4.39 w/kg) for a 20 minute FTP test performed on March 23, 2018

11.4% total gain in FTP over just 4 weeks!

"...faster feels easier, less effort into PRs and better race results." Claire

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