Teaching Perception

By Dr. Nicholas Romanov

In Coaching, Running, Videos

June 15, 2011

Video Article

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.

8min 29sec

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

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10 Comments on “Teaching Perception”

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Chris Sinagoga wrote …

Dr Romanov, please set up a POSE running clinic somewhere near Detroit, Michigan!!

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Darren Coughlan wrote …

Australian Rules Football, Rugby Union and Rugby League are completely different sports.

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replied to comment from Darren Coughlan

Haha yeah and only the 2nd two are actually sports

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wrote …

I COULD LISTEN TO THEM TALK ALLL DAY LONG. AWESOME STUFF.

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wrote …

Is he suggesting we move along earth's magnetic field lines? A geodesic is the shortest distance between two points on a curved space.

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wrote …

Here is the paper he is talking about, I have access to the full article if anyone wants it. I don't really see how what he is talking about in the video has to do with this article though.......

http://pre.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v83/i3/e031927

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replied to comment from Nicholas Ruggero

Nicholas,
Thanks for the abstract. Your correct, it doesn't help much in understanding what Dr Romanov is talking about. Unfortunately, at 25 bucks for the full article, I suddenly find I'm not all that interested. Good job of finding the literature.

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wrote …

Interesting, he kind of lost me midway through but then got back on track tying it back to perception and full body awareness.

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This intrigued me enough to go look it up. Unless you're a major math geek, you're not missing much. I got it off my old college library.. shhhh: http://tinyurl.com/3q8cwsh

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replied to comment from Mauricio Leal

Mauricio,
Okay... that was painful. Struggled through the entire article, and the only thing I learned was that 20 min of my life had slipped past never to return. A bit to math'y for me.

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