Become a Better Runner

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Pose Method of Running Technique

Improve your running technique now. Running is not just about aerobic training. Rowing doesn’t replace running! The musculoskeletal load from running is an essential component to training our bodies to adapt to external forces. Being able to run well is essential to becoming a complete athlete. Most runners over-stride and therefore expose themselves to an increased risk of injury. If you’ve had shin splints, knee pain, calf tightness, Achilles soreness, or plantar fasciitis, chances are you’re over-striding.

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 Pose Method of Running technique consists of three elements: Pose – Fall – Pull and it accepts gravity as the primary force for forward movement instead of muscular effort. To achieve the optimum running technique, the key is to make the greatest possible use of terrestrial gravity. A skilled, knowledgeable runner should be able to work with the force of gravity just as a yachtsman gains energy from the wind.

Running Technique is as Simple as

Pose Running is based on the Pose Method®, where we determine the key poses. In running, there is only one pose, which we call the Running Pose (S-stance).

The Running Pose is a whole body pose, which vertically aligns shoulders, hips and ankles with the support leg, while standing on the ball of the foot. This creates an S-like shape of the body. The runner then changes the pose from one leg to the other by falling forward and allowing gravity to do the work. The support foot is pulled from the ground to allow the body to fall 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.

Educational Seminars Worldwide

The Pose Method educational seminars are conducted by Dr. Romanov and a select team of Pose Method® Certified coaches and Physical Therapists. To learn more about what our Educational Seminars can offer you please click here.

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Beginner’s Guide to Pose Running

We have created a ‘beginner’s guide’ video program to help anyone transition to better running. Consisting of over 90 HD videos, this program will take you step by step through the introduction to Pose Running, demonstration of basic running drills and strength exercises to get you started right. Check it out!

Beginner’s Guide to Pose Running