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Dr. Nicholas Romanov's Pose Method of Running (Dr. Romanov's Sport Education) Paperback – May 1, 2004
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Romanov's book is an excellent source of clearly explained, specific, testable, and pragmatic instruction on running form. -- Santa Barbara Athletic Association Book Review: The Pose Method® of Running
The Revolutionary way to run faster now --Graham Fletcher, 220 Triathlon Mag., #145 Summer 2002
From the Publisher
Like any brilliant idea, the idea behind the Pose Method is simple. Every movement is built on an infinite number of poses, or positions, through which the body goes in space and time. In running, Dr. Romanov focuses on only one pose, which he calls the Running Pose. It is a whole body position, with vertically aligned shoulders, hips and ankles that creates an S-like shape of the body. The runner then changes the pose from one leg to the other allowing gravity to draw him forward. This creates forward movement, with the least energy cost, and the least effort. The end result is faster race times, easier running and no more injuries!
Many have been asking for this book and are awaiting it eagerly. USA and British Triathlon teams have been working with Dr. Romanov with great success. Scientific research on the Pose Method effects on runners was conducted at the USA Olympic Training Center (Colorado Springs) in 1997, at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL) in 1998-2001, at Sheffield Hallam University (Great Britain) in 2001, at Kubansky State University (Krasnodar, Russia) in 2002, and at Cape Town University (South Africa) in 2002 with Tim Noakes, author of the Lore Of Running, the runner,s bible. The results of the last research are very impressive. The load on knee joints is reduced 30%, the incidence of other injuries is drastically diminished. The method allows the athletes to run easier, faster, longer, and most significantly, injury free. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A man of humble beginnings, Dr. Romanov became a star Track & Field athlete, a champion with several records in high-jump standing unmatched for years, coached champions, conducted a significant body of scientific research, wrote two groundbreaking books on technique & training as well as published numerous scientific papers, and started a revolution by pointing out Gravity as the leading force in human movement. He dedicated a large portion of his professional life to helping people understand and benefit from better understanding of the role of Gravity in proper and efficient movement.
In 2002, alongside Prof. Tim Noakes, et al., Dr. Romanov conducted and, in 2004, published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exericses a groundbreaking scientific study that demonstrated how to reduce, by virtually 50%, the impact on the knees in running.
Throughout his extensive career, Dr. Romanov had worked with numerous elite athletes in various athletic disciplines and the members of National & Olympic Teams of 5 countries: United States, Great Britain, Russia, El Salvador and Mexico, taking the British Triathlon National Team to 2000 Olympics in Sydney and 2004 Olympics in Athens.
At the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, UK, Dr. Romanov's athlete -a member of the Russian Paralympic Team, Elena Ivanova - won 3 Gold Medals.
He is currently working with the members of the Russian National Triathlon Team.
An Olympic Coach, author, educator and a sport scientist with 40 years of experience, Dr. Romanov specializes in:
-sport training theory and physical education
-training program development from elite to amateur athletes
-injury diagnosis, prevention and exercise rehabilitation
To learn more please visit www.posemethod.com
Top Customer Reviews
After reading the entire book and practising running in Pose for a few months, the theories have gelled in my mind, and I can understand exactly where Dr. Romanov is coming from. Now it all seems so clear, I don't see how people can run any other way, and I know why injuries are so terribly common in the running population.
Dr. Romanov provides good theoretical background for the Pose Method, explained in layman's terms, with a nice, chatty tone. In fact, the tone of the entire book is helpful, friendly, and supportive. It is neither dry nor didactic, even when reviewing the grounding in physics needed to understand the action of gravity in assisting ones running.
One can tell by reading this work that Dr. Romanov's goal is to help people run -- nothing more, nothing less. He has discovered perhaps the greatest key ever found to running with fewer injuries and less effort and is sharing that discovery with the running world.
The book contains many drills, exercises and stretches, which are extremely good to have on hand for future reference long after the reader has absorbed the text. Illustrations are good, probably about an 8 on a scale of 1-10. Sometimes it's hard to track exactly what movement is being requested, or what the difference in execution or benefit is between one and another. However, doing a few, or doing all over time, can only be helpful.
Dr. Romanov wraps up this book with ways to review ones progress, and to identify and correct errors in form.Read more ›
1. PRICE. I bet you're all complaining about this ridiculous price, and even after purchasing this book, I still cringe knowing how much I paid for it. Oh, sure, it's worth it (else I wouldn't have given it five stars), but it's just a book, for heaven's sake! I mean, the price is in the range of coffeetable collector-type hardcover books with great pictures. Perhaps the Pose people shouldn't self-publish -- maybe they should get a publisher so that this book will be more in the $14.95 range. Then again, going to a Pose clinic is tons more expensive, but still... it's a high price (and none of that usual "20% off from Amazon" type of discount, too!)
2. OVERLY VERBOSE. Some people say it's "chatty"... well, as chatty as an American can get with a Russian scientist (haha!, sorry, Dr. R!). Then again, Dr. Romanov IS a Russian SCIENTIST, and a running sports scientist at that. But this book is overly verbose. It's about 300 pages. If someone were to make a Cliff's Notes version, the handbook could be condensed to probably about 25 pages or so. But you didn't order a Cliff's Notes version. And yet, I think that a good condensation of this book (not a mere distillation of ideas), and if Dr. Romanov were American or a native English speaker/writer, I think this book could have been done in 200 pages or less. For instance, the first few chapters are trying to convince you that the Pose Method is THE best method of running. Hey, I already bought the book, so could we get on with the details?
But when I say overly verbose, if you think this review is already lengthy, try chatting it up with Dr. Romanov.Read more ›
Reading this book, watching myself run, and remembering how I used to run thirty years ago, it occurs to me that many young people instinctively run with the pose method, and that age, injuries (running and non-running related), a sedentary lifestyle, and age-related atrophy of abdominal, back, and hip muscles all combine to turn our running form into the worst type of ground-pounding jogging. Many people who give up running or jogging say they do so because their joints cannot take the pounding anymore.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
very expensive- to much of the same thing -However a must for runners , most of you don't run like you should this book teaches the correct running "form " no questions... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Andre
Like this book. Though a little chatty as other reviewers have mentioned, it does hit the points.Published 5 months ago by H Lee
Nothing insightful or profound. A little wordy for a simple concept that one can learn from YouTube videos.Published 7 months ago by Kric
A wonderful book written by a man, a runner and also a scientist, the perfect combination, that had years of practise and experience. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Andreas Michaelides
Clearly explains all you need to know about POSE running. Easy to follow with plenty of usefull information to get you started.Published 10 months ago by Claudefit
For a beginner runner, I loved this. It actualy felt good to run after reading this in combination with some you tube videos of his.Published 13 months ago by Anonymous
Top 5 book every runner should own. It is that simple. I have read over 50 running books, and over 15 just this year. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Soren G. Brockdorf
Nice book that will show you how to correct posture and reduce injuries and run relaxedPublished 15 months ago by Mariano Driotes