A LEAP OF FAITH IS ALL IT TAKES
This article is written for everyone who is struggling with various aspects of the Pose Method of Running. You could be a beginner or someone who has been attempting to learn the Pose Method of Running for some time. Whatever stage you're at - read on, this particular article is your "green light" to go ahead and allow yourself to be great.
As the title suggests - all it takes is a leap of faith - faith in yourself and your innate abilities and talents, as well as faith in the Pose Method of Running. Yes it is so and it is as simple as that, but sadly it is not easy for some people. Reading the pose-forum it becomes apparent. There is so much fear, concern and indecision or worse yet, an unfounded decisiveness to reinvent the wheel.
The first thing you must understand is that it is within each one of us to be able to run, dance, sing, etc and do it good. What makes us different from each other is the level of our perception of everything and everyone. It's all about perception and it's only about perception. Whatever angle the conversation might start at, at the end of the day it all comes down to developing your perception in our gravity controlled environment on planet Earth. There are some things that cannot be disclosed yet but they will be published in the near future and they will help you see what you cannot see now. Until then the only choice you have to make is to believe or not to believe.... in yourself. The Pose Method of Running is only a tool that can and will help you, but the rest is up to you. That's it. Take it or leave it, but don't be upset when the person that had the courage to take a leap and found the strength to drop all the dead-end preconceived notions, graciously whisks by you all the way to the first place or simply to another level of living, where we don't decide our own limits, but allow ourselves to be and to succeed.
With 30+ year career in sports, academics and science, Dr.Romanov is better positioned than many to make certain statements and conclusions. One of the most important ones that you need to know is what makes an elite athlete different from an average person. There are only a few factors, believe it or not, and the most significant one is the mental state of an individual. You will not believe how many people lock themselves up in imaginary boundaries of "I can't" or "Oh no, me? I couldn't! I'm just a regular guy/gal". An elite athlete however thinks only of how to get where he/she wants to be and then executes the plan. Don't think that elites are perfect, but do understand that they have more faith in themselves. What exactly is stopping you? Nothing other than fear. The only thing to fear is fear itself. Fear is a mental disease.
There are only two types of people in this world - the ones that are afraid and the ones that aren't afraid. Which one are you?
Where does the fear come from and how do we eliminate it? Uncertainty brings fear. The methodology of the Pose Method of Running offers the tools that take out the unknown and the uncertainty out of the learning and training process. And now, 30 years after the development of the Pose Method with hundreds of thousands of people that have already benefited and with scientific research to back it up, there should be no time wasted on doubt. You should simply do.
Here at Pose Tech we might not know your background, your current condition and situation, your desires and wishes, your likes and dislikes, but we do know that you're equipped as well as the next guy or gal. At all times, rain or snow, you have all and more than it takes to be successful in anything you choose to undertake. When it comes to the sport of running, the Pose Method system offers numerous tools to help you learn a better way of running.
Believe it or not, even if you're completely uncoordinated, never ran before, got two left feet or missing one - you can run really good and enjoy it. This was unofficially proven by witnessing the members of the Russian Handicap team, where the persons with cerebral paralysis that could hardly stand on their own, were able to run with the Pose Method of Running. Official info on that subject will be released in the future. For now feel free to spend time "running in circles", overanalyzing and agonizing, but eventually you will arrive to what is known as the Pose Method of Running. Or you can save yourself time and trouble and simply get on track of learning.
The Pose Running Drills are your key to success. They will instill the proper perception of the movement that needs to happen during running. These drills will also have plenty of positive side effects on your body in other aspects. So keep drilling for as long as you need to until you finally get it. Drills, drills, drills. There are many ways to get where you're going, but chances of making it are slim to none, majority get lost in the journey and get sidelined by injuries - the Pose Method offers a sure-bet straight shot to success. If numerous pro and elite athletes choose the Pose Method after trying everything else, maybe you can finally find your faith, too. Good luck. Nothing can stop you, but you.
Article by L.Romanov
Based on material from the Pose Method of Running, Pose Method of Triathlon Techniques and Training Essays.