"BEGINNERS GUIDE TO LEARNING the POSE METHOD® of RUNNING"
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So you have the book and the DVD, but still don’t know how and where to start from. It is common for newcomers to feel overwhelmed and slightly lost - nothing to worry about! We will help you as much as we can, all you have to do is be willing to learn a new skill, since from Pose Method's point of view running well is a skill that must be developed, and be willing to work! We are not offering any quick fixes, overnight miracles or magic pills. We are offering to teach you how to RUN BETTER, RUN FASTER and INJURY FREE and how to maintain and continue bettering your running technique on your own.
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This is a simple guide to help you get started. So here we go! Let's begin.
Get the book and the DVD, read it and watch it through at least once. Then follow the instructions below.
READ THIS FIRST
Before you do anything, read these articles. I believe you'll find them helpfull.
KNOW YOUR SUBJECT
In order to make the best use of the Pose Method® of Running, one has to understand it completely. Take time to read the book and study the DVD.
PREPARE YOUR BODY
Running with the Pose Method means more than just running with a new technique. Your body needs to relearn the patern of movement that now involves new groups of muscles. The most common hurdle are sore calves. Nothing to worry about, do the strength exercises, your calves are just not used to working. Give it 1-2 weeks. If a calf discomfort is more like a pain and does not go away within the first 2 weeks, then you need to adjust your technique, focus on running drills, pain is a signal that you're doing something wrong.
We also suggest getting the Strength Conditioning Hamstring and Hips Exercises Booklet to work on your hip and leg strength.
START WITH THE BASICS
The Pose Method considers Gravity as a major source for the forward propulsion of the running athlete. So all his or her efforts should be aimed at assisting it.
The main way of utilizing Gravity is to assume a special vertically aligned position on the ground (the running Pose), from which the runner is able to fall forward.
To keep falling forward the runner needs to change the support from one leg to the other. This change of support is executed through pulling the foot from the ground again and again.
So running consists of three major elements: Pose-Fall-Pull, which should be learnt and perfected.
At this point you should concentrate on preparing the foundation by focusing on essentials. We recommend temporarily refraining from running while just starting to learn. Have faith and patience, the rewards are well worth it.