I have just completed a rest week at level 2, which I found tougher than I thought it would be. I have been on level 4 for a few weeks before the rest week. Each D1 at L4 I have pushed to equal or better the number of reps. D2 times have very slightly improved week on week. However, I have struggled with D3 workouts. I can't seem to have enough in the tank to shave time off or even better the last weeks workout.
Level 4 history
First week 6.55
Second week 6.49
Third week 7.55 (took a don't chase the clock approach (same approach got me from L1 to L2))
On D3 I cant seem to manage any more than 5-6 pull ups in a row. I don't want to moan as this is a major achievement since I could not do a single pull up until recently. For example a standard level 4 D3 is pretty much 5-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1. By which time I am exhausted for the push ups (I know this is the point) and can only do about 19-20 push-ups in a row then I have to continue in much smaller chunks until I complete the 41.
What my concern is that in the same time frame I have tried to change to a more Primal diet and have cut a lot of carbohydrates out of my diet. Some times I cant be as good as I would like but on average I have gone pretty primal, I forget to do it every day but I have used daily burn on my iPhone to track my food/drink and I am managing to keep my carbohydrates around or less than 100g a day. I have a quite lot of protein and fat but have struggled to track this as completely as the carbohydrates I will try and do better from now on though in case these are the problem i.e. low energy.
This was kind of a "think out load" and I may have had an off week and this may all be resolved when I have a great workout tonight, but, I wanted to see if anyone else has had issues when going primal, if you had tips for improving performance in the pull ups and push ups or if this a standard level 4 plateau where the work out re-kicks your A, just when you feel like you are making decent progress?