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The Pose Method® is a system for teaching human movement, which was developed by 2-time Olympic Coach Dr. Nicholas S. Romanov. The name of the method comes from the word "pose" or "body position". According to the Pose Method® website,, "The Pose method is a simple and comprehensive biomechanical model which eliminates injuries and enables every runner from novice to elite to fully utilize their physiological potential."[1] While POSE Method can be applied to any human movement, it is mostly known for running technique - Pose Running. One of the main characteristics is, with the Pose Method, runners land on their forefoot (ball of foot), on a slightly bent knee with hips over the ball of foot. It has been said that Pose Method differs from ChiRunning in that ChiRunning has runners land on the mid-foot (where the contact with the ground happens with the entire surface of the sole - flat foot),[2] Another marked difference that characterizes the Pose Method is how gravity is utilized to propel the body forward, in a sort of "falling." This enables the runner to keep his General Center of Mass (GCM) directly over his feet.[3]


Pose Running was the first Pose Technique available to general public. It was published for the first time in Russia in 1981 and has been available to general public worldwide from 1997. The pose Method of Running was the first official and complete running technique on the market, and it is currently the only method for teaching running technique and the only running technique in the world scientifically proven to reduce impact on knees by 50%.[1]


Pose Method also covers a variety of other sports and activities, such as cycling, swimming, golf, tennis, basketball, soccer, football, lacrosse, volleyball, track and field, rowing, rock climbing, weight lifting, speed skating, cross country skiing, and gymnastics.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 unknown (n.d.). Why Pose?. Retrieved on 2008-05-14.
  2. Constanza Sol (May 2001). Impact Forces at the Knee Joint – A Comparative Study on Running Styles. Retrieved on 2008-05-14.
  3. Christopher Drozd (March 19, 2003). Pose Method of Running. Retrieved on 2008-05-14.

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