As with any CrossFit movement, technical proficiency can be the catalyst for more productive, more efficient application of force in your training and competition.
Dr. Nicholas Romanov, inventor of the Pose Method for running, bases his training on the simple concept that gravity can be your friend. Gravity is a constant force, and the best runners don’t fight it but rather position their bodies so gravity can do some of the work for them.
At a special seminar at the University of San Diego, Romanov demonstrated the correct running position by giving athletes the sensation of falling, and he reinforced that feeling through several drills. By introducing the athletes to the unique feeling of falling under control, Romanov believes they will be able to change their mechanics and learn the proper position for the most efficient stride.
Additional reading: Training 2 Miles to Run 100 by Greg Amundson, published Feb. 19, 2009.