Oathblivion - I have leveled up very slowly. This is mostly, I'm sure, because I'm older and this is a relatively new thing for me. I've been a runner all my life, with pretty pathetic upper-body skills. So, I'm building from scratch at an age where muscle goes away any time you sit down for a few minutes.
That said, I am reasonably satisfied at level 5 and have focused more on strong form and increasing my set sizes, rather than just leveling up. If I switched to some chin-ups and weaker push-up form, I think I could probably level up now. My plan is to stay on level 5 until I can get through it with larger sets and strict form. If I see the L5D1 rounds really going up over 30, I may change that plan.
The D3 pull-ups do not have to be continuous, but that would be pretty awesome if you could do them that way. I can now do level 2 with continuous pull-up and push-up sets, but am a long way from that standard for level 3.
This week's results:
L5D1 - 22 rounds. Solid form. Alternating chin-ups and pull-ups. Very hot and humid.
L5D2 - 5:24. All pull-ups. Solid, but a little slow in the heat.
L5D3 - 11:25. An improvement over last week. Again did the pull-ups at 8-7-6-5, which was my goal. Push-ups were 19-17-8-7, where goal was 19-17-15. Squats straight through. I did the pull-up sets and the first 2 push-up sets in strict 90 second intervals. I'll try to start reducing that a little next week.