I’ve been a Fascat plan user since around early 2019 and have done a lot of plans.
During that time, one plan has been a mainstay - 18 weeks of sweetspot. This year, for the first time ever, I did the 10 week resistance plan before moving into it.
Back in January I noticed I was a bit heavier than usual (really indulgent Christmas/New Year) and, when I tested my FTP (I came into the plan in the second phase), ended up being disappointed with the result. I still cracked on with the sweetspot plan and, without dieting and merely eating more sensibly, made sure to FTFP.
I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old, so my training is done almost exclusively through TP/Zwift integration. That means rides of 2 to 3 or more hours indoors have become customary - I’ve learned to love them, or to cope with them at least (anecdotally, I’m now almost level 47 in Zwift).
I’ve just retested in the first week of the hill climb intervals plan and have increased my FTP by 10% (23w) since early January. Given a 3kg weight loss in the same period, I’ve also gone from 3.4w/kg to 3.9w/kg.
Not here to brag; rather, to say that, if you follow these plans, you will get faster. Fascat plans have turned my cycling ability around and, despite losing some focus in 2020 due to the pandemic and races being cancelled, I can only see myself getting stronger and lighter in 2021.
Next stop, 4w/kg and beyond