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
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… Continue Reading
Pose Method creator Dr. Nicholas Romanov sits down with Sevan Matossian to discuss how he made his influential discovery.
When he was deciding upon his career, Romanov says he was driven toward science.
“Science is really what I want to do,” he says, explaining how his research in exercise physiology and sport biomechanics came together when he started teaching.
However, Romanov says he became dissatisfied with teaching when he found that textbooks… Continue Reading