Twenty minute effort or a ramp test: which Zwift FTP test should you do, and how to get the best result you can

Read our how-to on taking an FTP test on Zwift

Image shows a rider completing an FTP test on Zwift
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Whether you’re just starting to add more structure to your training or if you’re seasoned amateur racer, setting fitness baselines and keeping track of your progress is vitally important.

There are several possible ways of gauging where your fitness is at, but one most widely used is the Functional Threshold Power test (or FTP for short). This can be conducted easily on the best indoor training apps for cycling - including Zwift - and having an accurate idea of your FTP is also useful for ensuring that your training sessions are done at the correct intensity so that you get the most out of your sessions. 

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