Strike a pose; as in the Pose Running Technique.

Strike a pose; as in the Pose Running Technique.

Many runners find that as time moves on, their bodies it seems tolerates running on certain type of grounds or pavements better.   Often, while trying to improve your running times, we see many more injuries such as stress reactions/fractures, or other supposed overuse injuries.

Unfortunately, there is more to running than how many miles or how fast you can complete your split.   Sometimes it comes down to form.

When the body fatigues, often your form begins to morph into something that distributes body forces poorly from the ground up.  This poor transference of force can be the sole reason you are working harder, running slower and hurting more.

There are a number of schools of thought on how to address this, including helping people see their faults and working with them to overcome these bad habits.   This often solves many of the running problems many of us have.   Unfortunately, we learn to walk with our bodies own unique qualities, both good and bad, and yes, we learn to run with them as well, which for many runners results in a lifetime of injuries and running related problems.

There are a few schools of thought that believe that a better form requires relearning  how we run.  During the barefoot running era, the five fingers and minimalist craze definitely changed running form, because of the way we impacted the ground.  Unfortunately, many went into it too fast and too soon, resulting in sore calves and other injuries many runners thought they were escaping by going minimalist.

The Pose Method, rethinks how we move when we run and how we strike the ground.  Running more on our mid to forefoot is more efficient and better for us they say, and as a result, many people looking for a better way have gravitated to this method.

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Pose Method of Running Technique

Improve your running technique now. Running is not just about aerobic training. Rowing doesn”™t replace running! The musculoskeletal load from running is an essential component to training our bodies to adapt to external forces. Being able to run well is essential to becoming a complete athlete. Most runners over-stride and therefore expose themselves to an increased risk of injury. If you”™ve had shin splints, knee pain, calf tightness, Achilles soreness, or plantar fasciitis, chances are you”™re over-striding.

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As with many running techniques developed by the next guru, please be aware that biomechanical problems will not go away with changing technique.   If the problem is your current running style, this method may help.