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There is no secret or magic formula for getting in shape. If you want to add muscle, gain mass, extra loose fat, tone up, lean out, or just simply get in shape, there is only one way to do it. The right way: based on credible research, scientific data, and reliable sources.
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Why Research is the Only Approach
When it comes to finding out the truth about a particular matter or subject, the scientific method is perhaps the best approach to employ. Results are obtained not by accident but by design – by systematically testing a hypothesis rather than prematurely making a judgment about its accuracy.
Because the method for testing hypotheses is made public on this website and other websites that are referenced on this site, the observation can be verified and the exercises along with the protocols can be replicated, whether by the same group of people or by others.
Because the steps taken to reach a conclusion are public on this website, they can be reexamined in light of changing conditions. It is impossible for anyone to ‘know’ anything about matters without verification.
With the proper information, researchers can both generalize from particular cases, and also recognize that a prediction is no guarantee about the next case. The researcher seeks to reduce the likelihood that results could be obtained by chance, in order to increase the confidence with which he or she can predict future cases. That is the logic of the controlled experiment. Whether working with large data sets and employing statistical methods or drawing upon qualitative data obtained from smaller numbers, the researcher values the particular case because of the contribution it can make to predictive generalization.
The trainer that does not read credible research and therefore does not conduct meaningful studies will never understand how to conduct tests. If there are no tests done, the best one can have is an unfeasible generalization that serves as a presumption.
If the scientist extracts generalizations from particular cases and then uses the generalization to predict or to control future cases, the scientist is more likely to draw parallels between one case and another, arguing that admittedly distinct circumstances share certain essential characteristics. Through trial and error, experience, dismissing essential similarities, extensive research, and sincere time spent programming and tailoring to each individual, one can decide which approach may be better for every circumstance.