For most of us there is no real appreciable limit to how much we can develop our fitness. Sure, as we improve it takes more and more work for us to continue improving; this is the law of diminishing returns, which applies to pretty much everything. But the beautiful thing is our limits are so far away, that we're essentially limitless in our ability to improve.
The problem is we sometimes put artificial limits on ourselves and this is a supremely silly thing to do. These artificial limits are completely and fully made up by our psyche and do absolutely nothing to help us while doing plenty to hold us back. Every time you look at a weight and think "oh man that's heavy" or "I'll try this out" or "I'm not strong enough for that" or anything along those lines, you're limiting yourself for no reason.
Instead, be positive and be aggressive: "I can do this" or "I will do this" or "I've got this" or "I'm stronger than this" will go a long way to help you out. Repeating these phrases to yourself on a regular basis will help shift your negative mindset, the one that's holding you back, to a more positive mindset that pushes you to new heights.
My personal favorite phrase, and one I tell myself everyday, is "why not me?". This is a powerfully positive thought that helps counteract moments of self doubt and puts me in a much better mood immediately. It reminds me that I have no limits, that my fitness is the result of my effort, and that there's no reason I should deny myself of my progress and fitness.
Don't limit yourself. Anything is possible, and you can do what you want to do as long as you're willing to put in the work and endure the process. Others have done it, so why not you?
A. EMOTM for 12 minutes:
Odd - 20 second hanstand hold
8 push ups
Even - 3 back squats
B. AMRAP 10 minutes:
30 second L-hang
20 kb swings (70/53, USSR)
Posted by Armen.