Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov and his son sit down with Sevan Matossian to discuss force and how it relates to Pose, a method of teaching sport-specific techniques.
“When we’re talking about force, it’s really incorrect terminology and incorrect meaning as well, because what we do appears as a force. It’s a byproduct of our interaction,” Dr. Romanov says. “So we are just transferring movement from one body, material body, to another.”
To connect his ideas with CrossFit, Dr. Romanov says power is a derivative between the interactions of our body with the Earth and the barbell, and those interactions begin with Pose. Instead of thinking about moving the barbell, think about moving yourself relative to the barbell, he says.
According to Dr. Romanov, this realization changes everything.
“Suddenly, you need much less muscular effort to do the same thing you’ve done before, and movement becomes much lighter and much more effortless,” he says.
Additional reading: The Basics of Pose Running Techniques by Brian MacKenzie, published Dec. 1, 2007.