A system for teaching + learning

[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.

Pioneering Methodology

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.

  • 1977

    THE POSE METHOD IS DEVELOPED

  • 1988

    ORIGINAL WORK IS PUBLISHED

    Romanov, N. The Pose Method of Teaching Running Technique. Cheboksary, Chuvashia, Russia: Chuvash State Pedagogical Institute

    1988

  • 1991

    OFFICIALLY ADDED TO CURRICULUM

    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.

  • 1996

    TAUGHT AT THE USA TRIATHLON TRAINING CAMPS

    Between 1996-2002 the Pose Method is taught at the USA Triathlon training camps.

    1996

  • 1997

    POSE METHOD® OF RUNNING VIDEO RELEASED

    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.

  • 2001

    2001

  • 2001

    POSE METHOD® OF RUNNING VIDEO RELEASED ON DVD

    The Pose Method® of Running instructional video is released on a DVD.

  • 2002

    POSE METHOD® OF RUNNING BOOK RELEASED

    After the overwhelming success of the Pose Method of Running instructional video, the method was finally released in a book format. The book quickly became a de facto text book on running technique.

    2002

  • 2004

    A PAPER ON POSE METHOD OF CYCLING IS PUBLISHED

    Romanov, N. Role of Gravity in Pedaling Technique in Cycling. Moscow, Russia: Theory and Practice of Physical Culture, No.5, 2004

  • 2004

    A GROUNDBREAKING STUDY PUBLISHED

    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

    2004

  • 2007

    POSEtv YOUTUBE CHANNEL LAUNCHED

    Pose Method videos are published free on youtube.com/posetv 

  • 2007

    POSE METHOD® OF TRIATHLON TECHNIQUES BOOK RELEASED

    Dr. Romanov’s extensive work with the members of the Triathlon National and Olympic Teams of 5 countries paves the way for the Pose Method® of Triathlon Techniques book to be published.

    2007

  • 2008 - NOW

    CROSSFIT COMMUNITY WELCOMES POSE RUNNING

    The Pose Method of Running if officially taught at CrossFit

  • 2009 - NOW

    POSE RUNNING IS IMPLEMENTED BY THE US ARMY

    The Pose Method of Running clinics are taught at the ARMY installations to reduce running related injuries.

    2009 - NOW

ALL SPORTS – ONE METHOD

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.

BLUEPRINT FOR COACHING, PHYSICAL THERAPY + MORE

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.

SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES + CONCEPTS

General principles and concepts of movement in Pose Method® – using gravity, key pose, body weight, falling and change of support.

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.