Survivorship Bias and the GOATs – Taking Data and Inspiration with a Grain of Salt

0:00​ Intro

1:30​ Survivorship Bias

5:41​ Genetics and Durability

8:38​ Studying Mediocre Athletes

10:35​ Using ‘Survivors’ to Hide Bad Methods

Alexander Bromley

Greg Nuckols Free 3x per Week Deadlift Program

Greg Nuckols Free 2x per Week Deadlift Program – Novice/Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Greg Nuckols Free Deadlift Program – Novice/Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

What Does it Mean to ‘Switch It Up’? Base vs Peak Phases and Planning Variety in Training Using SRN

R.P.E. vs % Based Programs – Rate of Perceived Exertion or Percentage of 1 Rep Max w/ Periodization?

How to BREAK Through Plateaus (BUILD YOUR BASE!) Base vs Ceiling – SAID Principle Explained

KEEP TRAINING SIMPLE! Phase Potentiation – Necessary Programming Component or Overhyped Distraction?

Hack Your CNS! Wave Sets Explained – Using Post Activation Potentiation to Prime Your Nervous System

Deload Week Explained – Controlling Volume and Intensity in Your Programs to Continue Growth

Candito 6 Week Linear Powerlifting Program Review

Greg Nuckols – Bench Press Program

Programming for Strength – General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) Stress, Recovery & Progressive Overload

Using K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) 80 20 Rule (Pareto’s Law) & M.E.D. (Minimum Effective Dose)

Classical Linear Periodzation vs Block Periodization Explained

How to Progress Sets/Reps for Strength; Linear Periodization Explained

4 Week Training Plan

The Norwegian (training) experiment

Training Programs

Lift weights and do cardio are both important, but there is something in between

What Is Survivorship Bias?

Survivorship bias or survivor bias is the tendency to view the performance of existing stocks or funds in the market as a representative comprehensive sample without regarding those that have gone bust. Survivorship bias can result in the overestimation of historical performance and general attributes of a fund or market index.

Survivorship bias risk is the chance of an investor making a misguided investment decision based on published investment fund return data

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Survivorship bias occurs when only the winners are considered while the losers that have disappeared are not considered.
  • This can occur when evaluating mutual fund performance (where merged or defunct funds are not included) or market index performance (where stocks that have been dropped from the index for whatever reason are discarded).
  • Survivorship bias skews the average results upward for the index or surviving funds, causing them to appear to perform better since underperformers have been overlooked.

Read more here: Survivorship Bias Definition (investopedia.com)

Survivorship bias or survival bias is the logical error of concentrating on the people or things that made it past some selection process and overlooking those that did not, typically because of their lack of visibility. This can lead to some false conclusions in several different ways. It is a form of selection bias.

Read more here: Survivorship bias – Wikipedia

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