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If we want to reduce impact and run with minimal effort, we need to land as close to this tipping point as we can.
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We all run in
way, there are many styles but we all move because we all reach a tipping point and use gravity to fall over. Some will argue we push but our muscles activate to hold our bodies up and rigid so fall is turned into torque and 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 we don’t, none of us. many
If we want to reduce impact and run along with a minimum of effort we need to land as close to this tipping point as we can.
Pose method is a method of teaching this. We teach how we move and reduce all other efforts to move by other means. We get our students to land close to this tipping point (the running pose) and fall from it with minimal braking and elevation. The method relies on changing perceptions and reducing deviations from the standard that is the pose.
AS a teaching method this works for some. There is no reason on earth why someone should choose pose over any other method as all methods are valuable and the choice is personal. The end result is all that matters because running is supposed to be fun.
RevisedAlthough there are
“styles” of running, we all move in the same way, that is we all have a skeleton that is designed to allow us to stand up in the presence of gravity and muscles that both support and move the skeleton, many of us add extra unnecessary actions to the muscles that move the skeleton, resulting in harder work and sometimes injury. With Pose method of teaching we hold a 'pose' which is aligned shoulder, hip, heel, then we reach a tipping point, the presence of gravity allows us to fall over! Some will argue we push, but our muscles activate to hold our bodies up and rigid, by aligning our posture into 'the pose' fall is 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.
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.
It teaches us to become aware of how we move and how to reduce all other efforts to move by other means from an appreciation of biomechanics. The method relies on 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.
Which Running Technique Should I ChooseThere are a number of different methods to teach running techniques to enhance one's overall performance and the choice is personal. Whichever
teaching method you choose, it is important to remember not to get so caught up in the miniscule detail and over analyse, such as becoming obsessive about the exact inches of where your feet are on landing in comparison to the ground/body etc -when touching your finger to your nose there is maths involved in the exact angle your elbow needs to be - your brain calculates and performs this without you realising, you're just aware you touched your nose - so why should running actions be any different? It is fine to think about it outside of running but the actual end result is all that matters. After all for the majority, running is supposed to be fun. We are humans with passions and desires to run well and enjoy it and this is as important as the biomechanical actions we perform whilst running.