The fourth part of “Peeling Back a Layer” series from Eric Helms (3DMJ) is about interpretation of the data in studies and that we can be outside of the mean.
Yes, we can use research. But most people use it in a way that is sometimes even counterproductive and outright wrong. And the reason is that they don’t have a fundamental understanding of the way research reports its results and how is therefore should be interpreted. Reality is that studies almost always report the mean and most people are going to be close to the mean however there are plenty of people that are outside of the mean.
Houltham, S. D., & Rowlands, D. S. (2014). A snapshot of nitrogen balance in endurance-trained women. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 39(999), 1-7.