Simplified Overview of PoseThe principle of forward motion is the same in any style you run. That is we all reach a tipping point that causes our body "to fall" and we use our legs to recover from “that fall” to move forward. Some will argue we push and many add extra unnecessary actions to move, resulting in harder work and sometimes injury. But when we enter into the “tipping” phase, our muscles activate to hold our bodies up and rigid, by aligning our posture into “the pose” fall that is then turned into torque. When we run, the force required to do this is greater than walking so it can feel like we push ourselves along. But there is evidence that none of us do this.
If we want to reduce impact and run with minimal effort, we need to land as close to this tipping point as we can.
The Pose method is a structured approach to learn how to get close to this “tipping” point (the running pose) and fall from it with minimal braking and elevation. Through an appreciation of Biomechanics, it teaches us to become aware of how we move and to reduce extraneous efforts, by changing perceptions and reducing deviations from the standard that is “the pose”. It is the only method that has been tested scientifically to provide evidence that the methodology works.
This is a good method if you are prepared to practice the drills to help you to sharpen your proprioception to how your body should move, as well as want to understand the “what”, “why” and “how” the methodology works to enhance your performance.