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What would be another way of saying "It'll do more harm than good" but in the context of "it'll do nothing for you?" Here's some context.

The common mistake, however, is believing that only lifting weights multiple times a day will get us to where we want to be. This is wrong, and unfortunately, it may even do nothing for you.

I'd like to rephrase this to match and compare like "Nothing more than something" but that sounds really stupid.

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  • "A common mistake... and unfortunately won't achieve (or accomplish) anything" – Mari-Lou A May 1 '14 at 6:04
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Perhaps "This is wrong, and unfortunately, it may even be counterproductive."

  • @user1925224 - You specifically asked for do nothing not do harm. How is this a correct answer? – Jim May 1 '14 at 3:36
  • @jim the question posted is not clear, admittedly, but the OP does state "another way of saying It'll do more harm than good." – Mari-Lou A May 1 '14 at 6:00
  • @Mari-LouA- OP actually asks for an analog of "doing more harm than good" but for the situation of "doing nothing for you" – Jim May 1 '14 at 15:02
  • @Jim If an OP could express precisely what they wanted, they'd more than likely not need to ask the question. Sometimes it's necessary to read between the lines a bit, and look for alternatives. It seems I happened to hit the target. – toandfro May 1 '14 at 22:05
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It will get you nowhere

is an idiomatic phrase that is often used. In your case you could use:

This is wrong, and unfortunately, it may even get you nowhere.

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