Get me off this plateau!

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    OK, the subject is a bit dramatic, but my last 3 D1L5s and last 2 D3L5s have featured nearly identical results. (21 rounds on the D1 and 8’25” on the D3). Should I just keep plugging away, or is there something I am missing.

    What would give me a good push, maybe enough to get to the next level?


    What about taking a break for a week?


    ditto – take an active rest week.


    Well, I had an easy (down 2 levels) week 2 weeks ago (and a cold). I also missed D3 that week. The following week I missed D3 again. So last week, despite being hit with gout in my ankle, I did all 3 days for the 1st time in a while. (My ankle is much better, thank you.)

    I am going to do this week all out and see how it goes.


    Do you workout at the same time of day generally? I found as I was progressing through the levels, doing the Day 3 in the late morning or afternoon when I normally workout in the morning usually led to personal records.


    I’m far from experienced, but I think that a few weeks with no big progress are nothing to worry about, especially if you had a cold in that time. After all, three weeks isn’t that much.

    I usually notice pretty quickly when I’m less strict about my diet. Perhaps that’s a factor for you, too?


    My diet hasn’t changed that much since starting crossfit.

    I watch portion size, most of the time.

    I eat less carbs, but have definitely not eliminated them. Bread is rare, but I still eat oatmeal every morning and pasta 1-5x per week.

    When the option is there, I take a good serving of protein and vegetables and skip the carbs, but, as I said, the changes have been gradual.

    I work out an hour or two after dinner, after the kids are in bed, usually around 20:00. Morning workouts aren’t really an option because I already get up at 6:00 to get my son ready for the schoolbus, which comes at 7:25.

    Also, my wife, with whom I work out, is not a real morning person.

    I am not too concerned about being on a plateau. Just a bit frustrated. I know if I keep at it I will make progress. It is not as if I am overtraining.


    You do 21 rounds which is quite many.

    Maybe you should just increase the level on D1 so that you do 12-14 rounds and see if you can improve that.

    I got good results by treating D1, D2,D3 as seperate.

    When I can do 20 rounds of D1, I increase with one pull-up.

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