Maximum Average Power (MAP) represents the greatest amount of power (watts) you are able to sustain for a specific period of time measured in seconds.
For example, MAP5 is the greatest amount of watts you can output over 5 seconds.
MAP1200, i.e. 20 minutes, is often used as a practical value from which to determine your Functional Threshold Power (FTP), which is seen as the gold standard for assessing an athlete's performance and for benchmarking against others. Regular FTP testing provide indication of whether your performance is improving.
Your FTP and other key Maximum Average Power values are used to determine where your strengths and areas of improvement are, on which to base a targeted training plan using your personal power zones.Get Started!