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Articles on the Pose Method®

Running Technique: Foot Release on Landing

I am returning to this topic because I want to clarify the meaning of this important element of running technique within the Pose Method framework. First of all, allow me to explain what I mean when I say ‘release’. If you watch a runner, any runner, you will notice a certain level of effort and stiffness at the ankle and… Read more

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Breaking 2: Why It Didn’t Happen and The Work Ahead

Nike just made good on their promise to attempt at sub 2hr marathon. Results are in. Here’s why it didn’t happen and what can be done to change that.

File under: Perception,Running,Sports,Technique,Training
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Emotional Training & Coaching

Watching neighbourhood runners is one of my favourite things to do. If only because it’s entertaining albeit at times frustrating. The other day I witnessed an amateur but well meaning attempt at coaching that prompted this write up. Chances are you’ve been there, seen this and know what I’m talking about. Picture this – a somewhat lanky teen… Read more

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What Is Overstriding in Running?

Overstriding is a very simple thing, but it is still veiled in the cloud of confusion for one simple reason – it is impossible to identify and/or define something when you operate without a clear standard. When you are told that you’re overdoing something (and that’s what overstriding essentially means) the question arises: how did you come to… Read more

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The Most Important Exercise for Runners

In the noise of discussions and debates about technique, one of the most vital aspects of training for runners always gets lost – strength conditioning. It is so important that I can not emphasize it strongly enough. Lack of adequate strength is a sure road to underperformance and injuries. Lucky for us, while building strength… Read more

File under: Human Body,Running,Sports,Sports Injuries,Strength,Technique
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