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The Evolution DVD is a very simple but complete explaination of natural (forefoot/midfoot) style running and has the descriptions right in the video demonstrations. You can easly grasp the concepts and start to apply them, and probably become a reasonably good natural style runner. It also has a nice simple (but seemingly complete) set of drills. But, almost guaranteed, you will not be perfect and will have some flaws which need an experienced instructor/coach to identify and help correct - if perfection is your goal. If all you want is to become a good amateur/recreational runner (and minimize injuries) then this is a great choice.
The Pose book has a huge amount more background description, sometimes quite a bit too much and too wordy so you can easily fall into skimming and/or become sidetracked. But in the end it is more detailed, and the Pose method is based on much more detailed scientific research (not to say there is anything different or magical about its end conclusions). The DVD by itself is not really enough, most folks will need the book to go with it.Read more ›
While I think the DVD is essential if you wish to learn the POSE method of running by yourself, it is expensive and I would make sure you try and get all the information you can from other sources to make sure this is right for you.
Many people have found this running system to have completely revolutionized their method of running but just as many have not so buyer beware, check the background information on the system before you buy this.
If you do decide to buy this DVD the Companion Drill Book is included with this and does not need to be purchased separately(like I did).
Being able to see how running Pose style is supposed to look is a big help. I have viewed Dr. R's free run in slow motion several times to compare it against a video my wife took of me running, so I could see what I needed to correct.
The DVD contains lot of drills and exercises also. It is good to be able to see how they are supposed to be done, in addition to reading about them in the book.
If you are serious about learning Pose, I highly recommended getting the DVD.
I'm a big believer that there is one method that allows for efficient and injury free running and I'm sure Dr. Romanov's clincs are well worth the cost. However, this video falls short of their price tag and should probably be priced around $19.95 range... maybe.
If you've read Born to Run Chapter 27 (highly recommended), you know there are four main schools of running instruction.
Chi Running by Danny Dreyer (S.F.) (Book + DVD)
Evolution Running by Ken Mierke (Virginia) (DVD)
POSE Running by Nicholas Romanov (Florida) (Book + DVD)
Barefoot Running books by numerous people
Having taken a half-day course on Chi Running, read part of the books above, watched all of the DVD's, and have 70% completed the transition to POSE/Evolution (still working on longer distances), I can say the following:
1. Evolution = POSE = Barefoot running Style. If you master POSE / Evolution, you will have great form for barefoot.
2. Chi Running is 80% the same as the POSE/Evolution except Chi has you landing midfoot. This softens the heelstrike without putting too much strain on the achilles/calf, however, you will not be able to run barefoot with Chi Running. You cannot have any heel strike with barefoot running or you will quickly have a big headache.
3. Evolution Running DVD was made recently and has the best explanations of the physics why we should run on our forefoot with shorter strides.
It has useful 9 drills (See Bonus section), but POSE's work the calves better, which for heel strikers will be most atrophied muscle.
4. POSE Running was made on a low budget, but Romanov looks like a spry gazelle doing the drills.
Dr. Romanov seems to be more aware of the dangers of transitioning quickly to forefoot striking and has 2 levels of a half-dozen drills each to master before running with his method.
5. I recommend the 2 DVD's Evolution Running and POSE. Skip the books unless you love to read dry running advice. Sports are best taught visually. Watch Evolution first, then POSE. It's all you need.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This video is mostly drills. It was like they took 5 minutes of material and made it into a very long and boring video. Read morePublished 3 months ago by TG
Most of the material in this DVD is how to do all the drills that support running form, not the running form itself.Published 15 months ago by Tim
This is a good DVD for Learning Pose Running . Mr. Romanov explains every single step and shows it slowly. The language is even for a native englishspeaker good to understand . Read morePublished on April 22, 2014 by Sommer Christina
Video content excellent, but not very good DVD image quality. Pose Method is a classic, I recommend. Full of exercises.Published on October 24, 2013 by Selma
Easy and concise introduction to a natural style of running for long distance. The descriptions and rationale for running more on the front of the foot and less on the back are... Read morePublished on April 8, 2013 by Charlie
This video provides excellent instruction on the various drills recommended by Dr. Romanov. I had some concern that the good Dr. Read morePublished on January 28, 2012 by cabby
This book has good points but is very redundant. Out of all that's being said, the whole idea is to basically run on the balls of your feet and do not over-extend your stride. Read morePublished on July 2, 2011 by Eric M. Knight
I agree with many of the reviews that this DVD is overpriced. It was definitely helpful to see the drills discussed in the book, but not $45 helpful. Read morePublished on April 2, 2011 by K. Flickinger
Being about to see how drills are performed is a plus so this DVD is a good companion to the book.
However, it is priced unreasonably high for something that is 60... Read more