In Part 2, MacKenzie identified a drill to help train you to move your legs more with your hamstrings than your hip flexors. In Part 3, he provides two more drills to reinforce the concept.
Standing with his back to a wall, Katona practices raising his… Continue Reading
Continuing the conversation, Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov explains more about Pose and the role of gravity.
To find the key poses of the movement, Romanov says you use the common denominator: “Where the body weight is.” That body weight must always be traveling from one pose to another as you move.
Where there is body weight and movement, there is Pose, and that even applies to the Earth, the moon and the tides. The constant is gravity.
“Gravity… Continue Reading
In this segment, MacKenzie identifies problems he commonly sees with the running stride and how to fix them. He demonstrates a hamstring-activation technique he uses to cue athletes to pull with the hamstring and not the hip flexors.
“What we want to avoid is the hip flexors getting… Continue Reading
Dr. Nicholas Romanov, the creator of the Pose Method, delves deeper into the nature of perception.
According to Romanov, unlike our physical abilities, our perception is “limitless,” and it is the one thing we can change and develop.
“A whole movement, development in this case, comes to developing your ability to perceive,” he says.
To define perception, Romanov says, “It includes senses, feelings, ideas, thoughts, theories.” Concept is its “final point” and allows you… Continue Reading
In this series on improving running performance, Brian MacKenzie and Doug Katona demonstrate drills utilizing the Pose Method of running.
MacKenzie says many problems he sees coming out of his CrossFit Endurance seminars are related to calves, feet and ankles. One of the issues is not allowing the heel to “kiss” the ground.
To utilize proper ankle flexion and muscle elasticity from your knee to your foot, MacKenzie’s… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
When asked what makes Lance Armstrong so successful, Romanov says it is his technique.
“He has best technique in cycling—best,” Romanov says. “Second, of course, is mental condition—he is stronger than anyone else.”
Nathan Forster of CrossFit Miami Beach asks Romanov about orthotics. According to… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading