In this conversation with Dr. Nicholas Romanov, the creator of the Pose Method describes his experience teaching a team of professional rugby players how to improve their running technique. He distinguishes between training and teaching these elite athletes, saying training is related to physiological abilities while teaching is about developing perception.
“Perception is something you have to do through doing it,” says Romanov’s son and colleague Severin Romanov. He and his father stress that you cannot learn perception or Pose though mirroring programs on a computer or video-game system. The environmental cues would be missing.
So how does one learn perception?
“Your body weight should be incredibly, precisely developed in your system—perception of the body weight,” Dr. Romanov says.
The renowned coach says that he has developed the way to teach this through his courses, and that his method has general applicability to all functional movements.
Additional reading: The Basics of Pose Running Techniques by Brian MacKenzie, published Dec. 1, 2007.