Efficient, Injury-Free Movement Taught Through Poses
All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.
– Leonardo da Vinci
[pohz] [meth-uhd] – Efficient, injury-free movement taught through poses. You can use the Pose Method techniques to prevent injuries and to dramatically improve your athletic performance.
The Pose Method® is a system for teaching and learning human movement and sport specific techniques. It was developed by a 2-time Olympic Coach Dr. Nicholas S. Romanov in 1977 in the former Soviet Union. The name of the method comes from the word “pose” or “body pose”.
If you analyze the movement of any body through time and space, you will clearly see that the body passes through an infinite number of poses. Most of the poses are transitional movements and are the result, not the cause, of proper positioning.
Developed in 1977, the Pose Method became the first method (or way of teaching) to offer a clear standard in both teaching and learning any athletic technique. Due to popularity of running and the paradoxically high number of runners getting injured annually, the Pose Method® of Running technique became the most popular one among all Pose Method techniques. Click on the link to learn how it works in running.
Romanov, N. The Pose Method of Teaching Running Technique. Cheboksary, Chuvashia, Russia: Chuvash State Pedagogical Institute
The Pose Method was included in the curriculum at the Department of Sports Disciplines at the Chuvash State Pedagogical Academy of Physical Culture in Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic, Russia.
The Pose Method® of Running original instructional video is released on a VHS cassette. While the Pose Method® applies to all athletic movement, due to the popularity of running and an abnormally high rate of injuries in the sport, the Pose Method® of Running was selected as the first technique to be published. As the result, it is the most known Pose Method® module.
Sol, C. Impact Forces at the Knee Joint: A Comparative Study on Running Styles. Boca Raton, FL: Florida Atlantic University
The Pose Method® of Running instructional video is released on a DVD.
Romanov, N. Role of Gravity in Pedaling Technique in Cycling. Moscow, Russia: Theory and Practice of Physical Culture, No.5, 2004
Arendse RE, Noakes TD, Azevedo LB, Romanov NS, Schwellnus MP, Fletcher G. Reduced Eccentric Loading of the Knee with the Pose Running Method. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2004 Feb;36(2):272-7. DOI:10.1249/01.MSS.0000113684.61351.B0
The Pose Method® can be applied to any human movement. In sports, application of the Pose Method® can dramatically improve training and racing performance, help prevent injuries and give a competitive edge.
The Pose Method® offers a unified approach to all sports. One method provides the foundation for the techniques of every single sport and athletic activity.
Teaching people to perform any movement using the Pose Method® leads to less deviations from the optimal parameters of what’s considered efficient technique and movement, making it a simpler, easier to replicate and a better controlled process.
This ease of application and replication makes it easier and simpler to provide instruction, correct errors, address injuries and perform analysis of movement thus making the Pose Method® a perfect tool for coaching, analyzing , teaching, physical therapy and more.
There are over 30 studies and scientific papers, including 5 dissertations on Pose Method® published to date in Russia, South Africa, Great Britain, New Zealand, Canada, the Netherlands and United States.