What is a Build Cycle?

How does a 12 week build cycle impact my fitness experience?
By Hanna Galvis
November 22, 2022
What is a Build Cycle?

Starting November 12th 2022 until February 11th 2023, members are CrossFit eXalted will be in a 12 week period Build cycle. It is structured around 3 weeks on and 1 week deload/reach week. This 1 week deload week is meant to reach certain PRs in gymnastics or weightlifting even though volume is decreased. This 1 week period occurs 4 times across the 12 week cycle for an opportunity to reach your PR that you have been training for.

The previous cycle we were in was a Base cycle. This cycle is intended to be a foundation for your Build cycle. We build up from a foundation of cardio, strict gymnastics, and strength in order to be prepared for our Build cycle. The Base cycle we were previously in focused on aerobic training. Most WODs used machines to help build your aerobic baseline.

This Build cycle contains more barbell gymnastics and movements along with weightlifting to build strength and endurance. We will not spend as much time on machines while training, since this is a competitive cycle. Another interesting part of the Build cycle is that every Friday is an Open workout from past Open competitions. Friday, November, 25th, will be an Open from 2012. There will also be a repeat workout each week. This could be a hero workout, Comptrain bench workout, or even a workout you have done in the past.

We hope you enjoy this next 12 weeks of building strength and reaching your PRs putting you closer to accomplishing your fitness goals.

CrossFit eXalted is a functional fitness facility located in Sanford, Florida. We offer unique classes and programming with personalized training to keep you safe on your fitness journey. It’s the only CrossFit affiliate in Central Florida with 4 CrossFit Level 1 Certified Coaches,  a Level 3 Certified Coach that leads our eXalted Games Team, plus three 5 star rated 8+ years of experience Level 2 Certified Coaches. A top 5 games athlete, Jeff Adler, has made eXalted his gym when he is in the United States. CrossFit eXalted is a community built on its members' drive and commitment.

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