I’ve just completed week one at level one and did my final round in 3 minutes and 5 seconds, so apparently I should be moving up a level.
However, I am using a Woody band to assist my pullups and I’m doing incline pushups on a bench.
So my question is; should I stay on level one and try to progress towards full pull-ups and push-ups (keeping in mind that this could be months away and I can do 50 air-squats fairly easily) or should I progress through the levels and then drop back to level one when I’m able to do these exercises properly?
1) Progress through the round and the extra work from the higher levels will eventually give you the ability to perfom non substituted work outs.
2) Stick at level 1 until you can perform Day 3 with out substitution in under 5 minutes.
I personally did the second and did not level up for 4 months (it was tough). But I logged every step of the way and can look back now seeing that I acheived even small amounts of progress every work out. I also used rings hung from my bar to get as tough an exercise as I could with out doing a pull up. I also did 3 substitutes for each pull up required. If you are not substituting with 3 rounds for each round i.e. Day 3 would be 30 substitute pull up exercises. You may want to try that and see if you can still acheive it in under 5 minutes.
Good luck with what ever you choose, this is just my opinion as I only did one version.