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The Hardest Fitness Advice to Follow

Five trainers, one question: What advice do you preach, but struggle to practice?

Trainers coach us through those painful last few reps; remind us to choose whole over processed; champion our recovery and regeneration efforts. But do they take their own recommendations to heart? After all, as anyone who’s ever suggested suffering through a post-workout ice bath, or turning off the TV in favor of shut-eye—or, well, anything—can attest: It’s easier to give advice than follow it. Here, five fitness professionals reveal to Q the most difficult part of the prescription for even the most passionate, dedicated people—themselves.