Horrible fitness advice: “If I can do it, you can do it.”


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“If I can do it, you can do it.” You’ve heard that fitness advice. Maybe you’ve even said the words yourself. (Sheepishly raises hand.) And it’s time for this cliché to end.

Especially when it comes to fitness, nutrition, and health. Because most of the time: It’s not true.  Just because you can do something doesn’t mean someone else can do it. More importantly, this phrase backfires, making people feel worse than before. Here’s why, and the fitness advice you might want to offer instead.