Give up your crutch.
The only way to get better is to sometimes slow down.
Take the band off, only count the successful double unders, make your chest hit the deck for every pushup.
Yeah, it can be slower like that, but how will you train those muscle groups if you are always shorting yourself?
Gaining strength is a continual work in progress. It requires sacrifice, often in terms of speed.
I know it sucks to bring up the rear and finish last – but if you really want to get off the band then you need to make steps toward it. You need to use a harder band – or no band. You need to accept your score will suck today. And tomorrow. And the next day.
You need to accept that chest to deck pushups or chest to bar pullups are far more strenuous than you imagined on rep five. Yeah, it’s only an extra inch, but that extra inch minus well feel like adding an extra hundred pounds.
You need to build the muscle, and to do that you must sacrifice your ego.
Give up your crutch, go a bit slower, build the muscle and then slingshot yourself forward.
Squat Clean (85/135)
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
– John D. Rockefeller