At the recent CrossFit Tour stop in Big Sky, Mont., Dr. Nicholas Romanov worked with Bret Ellis to improve his running form. In Part 2, the creator of the Pose Method teaches Ellis, owner and head trainer at CrossFit Rabid in Rainbow City, Ala., about “unweighting.”
“It’s a change of support. It’s a small pose,” Romanov explains.
The movement shouldn’t require any effort. Romanov notes that the arms aren’t involved. It’s about taking pressure off the ground and… Continue Reading
When Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov meets Bret Ellis, he notes his muscles.
“Your fitness level is intimidating,” Romanov says, “but, unfortunately, your running, it sucks.”
Ellis explains that all he’s trying to do is just move forward. Romanov advises… Continue Reading
Think the Pose Method only applies to long-distance running? Think again, says Dr. Nicholas Romanov, creator of Pose running.
“It’s great how he runs. It’s beautiful,” he says of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.
Bolt holds the 100-meter and 200-meter world records and recently defended his Olympic titles in both events. Along with his teammates, he set the world record in the 4x100-meter relay at the London Olympics. Bolt is the first… Continue Reading
Trail running—it’s more than you think. So says CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie.
“Time and intensity is how you want to look at things,” he says. “First, we look at how long you can literally last.”
A common problem, he says, is an insufficient warm-up.
“Trail running is a very athletic thing. It’s not just running.”
For those who want to compete, his advice is to look at the length of the race and where you can handle… Continue Reading
December 14, 2011
Think Olympic lifts and gymnastics are important fitness tools? Paul Eich says running benefits athletes more.
Fascinated by the idea of the Pose Method of running since I first was exposed to it on CrossFit.com, I finally attended a training seminar with Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov on Sept. 17. What I learned is that without Pose training, I am an inadequate coach, and I’m just… Continue Reading
“With uphill running, ... you’re going to end up wanting to lean into that hill a little bit more and pick the feet up a little quicker,” Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance says. “It allows you to get up the hill much more efficiently, and it’ll allow for better turnover and much more efficient running.”
The first step is assessing the athlete’s capacity.
“What we want to do is focus on where they can handle the hill, how long they can… Continue Reading
November 12, 2011
Hilary Achauer reports on the upcoming Richest 5K at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Nov. 19.
Speed: it’s one of the 10 general physical skills used by CrossFit to define fitness, and on Nov. 19, CrossFit athletes will have a chance to test themselves against elite runners in the Richest 5K Run, presented by CrossFit.
The event will take place at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, a place built for speed. The $30,000 prize… Continue Reading
More than just an average seminar, War Camp holds true to its name. Matthew Hoff reports.
I had no idea what was in store when I signed up for the first CrossFit Endurance War Camp.
I had completed the CrossFit Endurance seminar at CrossFit Red Point in Fayetteville, N.C., so I knew the program but was rusty on its application.
Although I already was familiar with the theory of anaerobic… Continue Reading