Pose Method: Concept Model Method

By Dr. Nicholas Romanov

In Coaching, Running, Videos

May 01, 2011

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Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov sits down with Sevan Matossian to discuss the model, method and concept of Pose.

According to Romanov, a concept is “the set of ideas” to define what it’s all about. Models drawn from the concept tell us how to do something and define a standard. The method is “the way of teaching” the concept and its models.

“This is like different layers of the same thing, you know? It’s altogether called Pose,” Romanov says.

For the longest time, running was taught without a concept or a model. There were too many styles without any cohesion. Romanov developed Pose to utilize the only constant: gravity.

“Gravity is a frame of living,” he says, and from it we can define body-weight positions, or poses, for movement.

“It’s not enough to have just the pure, raw talent, you know? We have to work through this and make a diamond ... . And this is what Pose method does,” Romanov says.

8min 13sec

Additional reading: The Basics of Pose Running Techniques by Brian MacKenzie, published Dec. 1, 2007.

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3 Comments on “Pose Method: Concept Model Method”


Daniel Schmieding wrote …

Fantastic discussion! I'd like to see a slow motion analysis (accompanied by text and diagram) of a top level sprinter in POSE.


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I have a hard time agreeing with him.
Yes about higher perception in higher performances ( it is trivial to me)
But, the biomechanics of pulling instead of appluing force to the ground when running. I dont get it.
USATF treaches that sprinting is about applying force to the ground. That's why, biomechanically there is correlation between sprinting fast and jumping high.
That is why these athletes do squat and other types of exercises where forces are applied into the ground.
I can understand Pose for marathon runners where for the sake of runnnning economy they use this approach but sprinters, I dont get it!

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