Good point on the 'girlie' pushups. You're right, it is a legitimate step while working up to the full version and I use them to get my round in because if I didn't i would only be getting about 4 full version push ups before my strength is sapped. My apologies if I offended any women here on the site, it's just a term I had heard somewhere else before.
If I get bored doing level 1 all the time then maybe I'll just move on and then return to a lower level when I can accomplish at least some unassisted pull-ups. I guess for now I've got to take it easy and get this Tendonitis taken care of. I can still do the pull-ups and squats just gotta back off on the pushups...oh well.