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Illustration of the correlation between power output at VT2 and FTP. The dashed line represents linear regression (y=132.2+0.78x; adjusted R 2 =0.645). Solid dots represent "non-cyclists" and circles represent "cyclists". FTP = Functional threshold power; VT2 = Second ventilatory threshold.

Illustration of the correlation between power output at VT2 and FTP. The dashed line represents linear regression (y=132.2+0.78x; adjusted R 2 =0.645). Solid dots represent "non-cyclists" and circles represent "cyclists". FTP = Functional threshold power; VT2 = Second ventilatory threshold.

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