CocoaNutCakery wrote:PinkShinyRose wrote:CocoaNutCakery wrote:Originally, I was just going to post one of the many facepalm gifs that are out there, but you know, maybe it would help to educate you a little bit. Here is what a single-blind exercise study would look like.
Group 1 will go walking for 30 minutes each day, but the people in the group won't know that they're walking.
Group 2 will do comparable resistance band training each day, but the people in the group won't know that they're doing resistance band training.
Can you see what's wrong with that?
That makes sense, I thought it might be exercise with resistance band versus not-so-much-but-still-some-resistance band. Or some exercise for a more complicated issue where moving differently would suffice for making it ineffective (because it doesn't train the relevant muscle).
To be fair: at least here medical education doesn't involve developing academic skills very thoroughly.
And the award for completely missing the point goes to...
I've bolded the issue. Can you see it now?
I got the bold parts, which is why I mentioned thinking of a different setup: group 2 vs group 2 with sabotaged equipment. Of course this could not possibly be done for walking.