If you’ve ever read “tips” on how to improve your running – lean forward, run on your forefoot, don’t overstride, increase your cadence to 180, etc – you’ve read bits and pieces of the Pose Method of Running. Developed in 1977 by a Soviet era sport scientist and introduced to runners worldwide in 1993, it started a revolution in running.
The element of running is present in virtually every sport: basketball, soccer, gymnastics, CrossFit, etc. However, running technique is among the most neglected and misunderstood aspects of training. Running technique is the element that can make or break any athlete or runner. Just think about the number of professional athletes that get sidelined by knee, hamstring, ankle injuries. Direct hits and collisions do not produce as many injuries as poor running technique does. In fact it is the #1 cause.
BECOME A BETTER RUNNER
Proper technique is the cornerstone of every sports discipline or any other activity that involves human movement: dancing, ballet, martial arts, tennis, etc. Running is no different. Learning the correct running Pose is just as important as having a stable position for an overhead squat, or proper asana in yoga. So in order to run faster, run longer, avoid injuries & reduce impact on your body – you need to improve your technique.
The Running Pose is a whole body pose that vertically aligns shoulders, hips and ankles with the support leg, while standing on the ball of the foot. This creates an elastic S-like shape of the body. The runner then changes the pose from one leg to the other by falling forward and pulling the support foot under the hips, allowing gravity to aide in falling forward while the other foot drops down freely, in a change of support.
This creates forward movement, with the least cost (energy use), and the least effort. The end result is faster race times, freer running and no more injuries!
This simple sequence of movements: the fall and the pull, while staying in the pose, is the essence of running technique.
Improve Running Technique & Get Ready to Run a Marathon in 12 weeks
Beginner’s Guide to Pose Running is a video guide for runners of all levels that provides step by step instructions, visual demonstrations of all drills and exercises necessary to learn how to run efficiently and stay injury free.
If you happen to be an experienced runner and you consider yourself to be in quite a good shape, then this video program will help you take your running to a whole new level. We’re confident there are a few more PRs hiding in there. And if you’re a recreational runner that just wants to run better and without injuries or pain, then you will find your solution in this program as well.
These courses are designed to teach athletes, runners as well as health + fitness professionals the biomechanically correct running technique, and how to use video analysis and running technique assessment tools to analyze running gait and identify errors in movement that produce inefficient technique and lead to overuse injuries.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, CrossFit and ACE coaches may claim up to 28 combined contact hours for continuing education.
THE RUNNING REVOLUTION
How to Run Faster, Farther, and Injury-Free for Life
From a two-time Olympic coach and creator of the Pose Method who has trained the running elite, an essential guide for all runners seeking to go faster and farther without injury
Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run—and the wildly popular natural running trend it sparked—changed the way we think about running, but it has also prompted many questions: Have we been running the wrong way? And, have we been running in the wrong kind of shoe? What is the safest type of foot strike? How many types are there? And what is a foot strike anyway? No existing guide has clearly addressed these concerns—until now. The Running Revolution provides both beginning and experienced runners with everything they need to know in order to safely and efficiently transition to and master a safer and more biomechanically efficient way of running that is guaranteed to improve performance and minimize wear and tear on the body.
More than a one-size-fits-all guide, this book provides readers with clear instructions, complete with helpful illustrations, that they can easily integrate into their unique running histories in order to run safely, intelligently, and efficiently for many years to come.