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Please help. I have taken two of the FTP tests in the last 2 months.The computer has adjusted for the results of the FTP classes. As I take Matts zone classes I am very aware that I am staying in the specific zone that he is telling me too. When the class is over and I look at my results I am in higher zones the entire time. So when he is telling me to stay in two and three the entire class when I finish and I look at my results I was never in the correct zone ,I was always in 4 and 5 ,Which is defeating the purpose of the class. I would appreciate any help someone could give me. And as he’s telling me to stay in the two and three zones for a 70 minute class I don’t even break a sweat until maybe 50minutes. So I need to know how to find out if my numbers are correct. Thanks so much for your help
 

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Hi Barb,
So you are following what the instructor is saying in the class and you appear to be in the right zone on the screen but when you look at your results they don't match what it looked like during the class?
 

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Where are you seeing in your zones in your workout results? I haven't done a lot of powerzone workouts but when i look in my results I see my output graph which is what's the key for pz and my heart rate zones which is totally different. Are you looking at your output graph vs. something like the HR graph below?
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Please help. I have taken two of the FTP tests in the last 2 months.The computer has adjusted for the results of the FTP classes. As I take Matts zone classes I am very aware that I am staying in the specific zone that he is telling me too. When the class is over and I look at my results I am in higher zones the entire time. So when he is telling me to stay in two and three the entire class when I finish and I look at my results I was never in the correct zone ,I was always in 4 and 5 ,Which is defeating the purpose of the class. I would appreciate any help someone could give me. And as he’s telling me to stay in the two and three zones for a 70 minute class I don’t even break a sweat until maybe 50minutes. So I need to know how to find out if my numbers are correct. Thanks so much for your help
Hi, a couple of points, if you feel your FTP test has given you zones that are too low, you can manually add a few points in settings. Try adding 5 points and see if that has more impact a that will increase the workload in each zone. You should be breaking a sweat a few minutes after the warm-up is over. When you take the FTP test, you really need to push hard to get an accurate FTP number. When the 20 minute FTP test is over, you should have zero fuel left in the tank. In other words, if the FTP test was one minute longer you would fall off of the bike, LOL.

With regard to which zone you are seeing after the work out, I think you are looking at heart rate zones. These are not directly related to powerzones. When I take a Matt class and work in say zones 2 and 3, my heart rate is usually in zone 3 or just into zone 4. Remember heart rate zones are not powerzones so make sure you are not confusing the two. Hope this helps.
 

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Hi, a couple of points, if you feel your FTP test has given you zones that are too low, you can manually add a few points in settings. Try adding 5 points and see if that has more impact a that will increase the workload in each zone. You should be breaking a sweat a few minutes after the warm-up is over. When you take the FTP test, you really need to push hard to get an accurate FTP number. When the 20 minute FTP test is over, you should have zero fuel left in the tank. In other words, if the FTP test was one minute longer you would fall off of the bike, LOL.

With regard to which zone you are seeing after the work out, I think you are looking at heart rate zones. These are not directly related to powerzones. When I take a Matt class and work in say zones 2 and 3, my heart rate is usually in zone 3 or just into zone 4. Remember heart rate zones are not powerzones so make sure you are not confusing the two. Hope this helps.
 

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Ooooh, that's my question! My heart rate zones from the Peloton heart rate monitor are lower than my FTP zone numbers.

I was wondering is I can just use my heart rate monitor because it says zones in it? What is the difference between the tw?
 

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Ooooh, that's my question! My heart rate zones from the Peloton heart rate monitor are lower than my FTP zone numbers.

I was wondering is I can just use my heart rate monitor because it says zones in it? What is the difference between the tw?
Two completely different things. HR zones are simple a measure of your heart rate divided into zones. Power zones are the level of power you are producing by a combination of cadence and resistance. The zones are based on how much power you can produce during an FTP test. Although as you go up into the next power zone your heart rate will go up because you are working harder, there really is not a direct link. Power zone training is much more accurate than heart rate training. Take the intro to power zones course on the bike, find out your individual FTP and the bike will automatically establish your power zones. Power zones are a true test of fitness and in my opinion the best way to train on a bike.
 

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Two completely different things. HR zones are simple a measure of your heart rate divided into zones. Power zones are the level of power you are producing by a combination of cadence and resistance. The zones are based on how much power you can produce during an FTP test. Although as you go up into the next power zone your heart rate will go up because you are working harder, there really is not a direct link. Power zone training is much more accurate than heart rate training. Take the intro to power zones course on the bike, find out your individual FTP and the bike will automatically establish your power zones. Power zones are a true test of fitness and in my opinion the best way to train on a bike.
Ok got it. Sorry for all the typos earlier, was on my phone.
 
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