Friday, September 14, 2012

POSE Method

From the CF Journal:

This is a great example of how much change a good coach can give to a good student in a short time.  While it's not easy to follow Dr. Romanov's ideas or accent without understanding ahead of time where he's going, you can easily see how much less effort his student is using to run after the lesson.

All the big points are there - maintain a vertical posture in order to waste the least effort resisting gravity; do not place the feet in front of the GCM, rather, let them place themselves under the GCM to avoid having the feet act as a brake; do not push off the rear foot, rather pull it from the ground as soon as it touches.  Let gravity do the work, so that all you have to do is use just enough strength to sustain your position in the fall.  Most of us use more strength than we need to, and the most pleasure in running comes from using the least necessary effort.

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