Running is one of the most popular athletic activities in the world. There are probably more runners than there are participants in any other sport.
Running is also the most dangerous sport, because compared to other athletes, 2 out of 3 runners get injured every year. But it doesn’t have to be that way, you can minimize potential of injures and maximize your efforts by simply learning how to run.
Become a Better Runner
Proper technique is the cornerstone of every sports discipline or any other activity that involves human movement: dancing, ballet, martial arts, tennis, etc. Running is no different. So in order to run faster, run longer, avoid injuries & reduce impact on your body – you need to improve your technique
The Pose model of running consists of three elements: Pose – Fall – Pull and it accepts gravity as the primary force for forward movement instead of muscular energy. To achieve the optimum running technique, the key is to make the greatest possible use of terrestrial gravity. A skilled, knowledgeable runner should be able to work with the force of gravity just as a yachtsman gains energy from the wind.
Running is as Simple as
Pose Running is based on the Pose Method®, where we determine the key poses. In running, there is only one pose, which we call the Running Pose (S-stance).
The Running Pose is a whole body pose, which vertically aligns shoulders, hips and ankles with the support leg, while standing on the ball of the foot. This creates an S-like shape of the body. The runner then changes the pose from one leg to the other by falling forward and allowing gravity to do the work. The support foot is pulled from the ground to allow the body to fall forward, while the other foot drops down freely, in a change of support.
This creates forward movement, with the least cost (energy use), and the least effort. The end result is faster race times, freer running and no more injuries!
This simple sequence of movements: the fall and the pull, while staying in the pose, is the essence of running technique.