“We are looking for body weight as a horizontal propulsive force,” says Dr. Nicholas Romanov, inventor of the Pose Method.
According to Dr. Romanov, one of the keys to his innovative running technique is applying your mass to the point of support to create efficient horizontal movement. In this special CrossFit presentation, the two-time Olympic coach leads athletes through several drills designed to help them understand how to shift their body weight from their heels to the balls of the feet.
In Dr. Romanov’s system, centering your weight on the balls of the feet is important for efficient and nimble movement, whether you’re running, boxing or dancing. If you can learn to apply your body weight properly, your mass will become less of a burden and will help your muscles do some of the work.
Video by CrossFit Films by Jordan Gravatt.
7min 36 sec
Additional reading: Where Is Your Body Weight? The Key to Efficient Movement by Michael Collins, published Jan. 1, 2008.