POSE METHOD RUNNING SKILL TRAINING
Skill Development for Injury Prevention + Peak Performance
This course was developed by Nicholas Romanov, Ph.D., world-renowned sports scientist and best-selling author (Penguin Random House). As an Olympic Coach, he lead his athletes to several Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, championships and records in running and triathlon.
A former elite athlete himself, he studied kinesiology, biomechanics, physiology, exercise physiology, sport training theory and physical education. After graduating summa cum laude he went on to teach those subjects at the university level and as an invited speaker.
In 2002 Dr. Romanov et al published groundbreaking research that demonstrated how the Pose Method of running reduced impact on the knee joint by virtually 50%. Since then, the Pose Method has become an indispensable tool for Physical Therapists and coaches worldwide. The Pose Method running clinics have been taught in the Army since 2008.
The Pose Method of Running is a technique and skill solution that has been researched and vetted by the scientific community and Department of Defense and is scalable to the entire Armed Forces. It became part of Army Doctrine in 2020 as part of FM 7-22, the basic field manual, due to the efforts over a 14-year period of engagement with the US Army where the Pose Method has shown positive outcomes in small scale training groups. West Point published a case series demonstrating its proactive efficacy as an alternative to surgery that was later reproduced independently by the Royal Dutch Navy.
The Pose Method Running Skill Training course is a standardized approach to running training that is part of the updated US Army FM 7-22. It focuses on improving running skill and biomechanics in order to directly optimize running performance, increase speed and reduce the risk of lower leg injuries, as well as affect the overall performance and wellbeing of an individual.
ACCESS: Online at https://courses.posemethod.com
ACCESS DURATION: Lifetime. Your access will never expire. Return to review at any time.
COURSE DURATION: 20 hrs total viewing time.
STUDY TIME FRAME: Self-paced. Study online any time at your convenience.
CONTENT: 20 chapters complete with
This course is intended for all soldiers. It teaches running skill (technique) – the foundation of running without injuries, running any distance(s), and running faster (than before). This course provides flexible and adjustable tools that can be scaled as needed.
INDIVIDUALS: Most of us were never taught how to run. Learning how to do something is where it all begins with most things in life. Learning how to do it is also usually step #1 in any sport – other than running! Learning a skill is the foundation. Learning how to run is the most basic and direct way to get better at it and prevent injuries. Physical readiness starts with learning how to do physical movement so you could do it better, longer and without getting injured. This training course will take you from start to finish of running skill development so when it’s time for evaluations and tests – you shine. And because this course never expires, you can return to review and continuing training and getting better.
GROUP LEADERS: This training course provides an efficient solution for leaders looking to train their teams and units quickly and effectively. From sets of running drills, running specific strength conditioning exercises, to video analysis instructions, you get a set of tools to effectively instruct in running technique and provide immediate feedback for continued progress. Most technique drills and strength exercises can be easily integrated into any physical training session, while flexibility routine can become an effective cool-down part at the end of any training.
CERTIFICATION EXAM CANDIDATES: This course is the most complete resource available to those interested in earning the Certified Running Technique Specialist credential. This international credential empowers its holders to teach running skill (technique) at the highest level. If you are in a position of leadership, this training and certification exam to earn the credential (10 promotion points) are a must.
This online course is supported by live training available on request. To request a live training for your unit click below.
Learning a skill and preventing injuries are naturally connected. When you know how to do something correctly, you will do it better and will be less likely to get injured. An overwhelming majority of running related injuries are the result of moving incorrectly. These musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries are not related to how many miles you run, but are the direct result of how you run those miles.
To optimize means to achieve more while doing less. To optimize your performance, it is important to first learn how to execute the basics correctly. In any movement, or any athletic event, the basic level is technique.
The two main differences between elite athletes and recreational ones are talent (genetic) and skill (technique). While there is nothing that can be done about genetics, you can absolutely improve your skill and move with the same technical quality as elite athletes. Elite athletes’ technique has a distinct quality of precision in execution, i.e. they don’t waste effort on unnecessary commotion. This quality can be learned. For recreational athletes, this simply means learning to be precise in their movement, learning to make less extraneous moves.
As the result of optimizing your technique, your efficiency will improve as well and you will perform better overall.
The Pose Method of running helps military personnel improve their speed, agility, balance, and endurance – all important factors for success in the armed forces. By learning proper running technique, servicemen can reduce the risk of injury while increasing their speed and endurance. This will help them excel in physical training evaluations as well as the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT).
In addition to helping soldiers prevent musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and prepare for the ACFT, mastering the Pose Method will provide an advantage during deployment and combat scenarios. Improved reaction times due to better control over body movements can give soldiers an upper hand in high-pressure situations such as battle or pursuit operations where milliseconds are critical. The increased efficiency of movement that comes from mastering this technique enables soldiers to run and move better and faster while carrying heavy loads for longer distances and minimizing the potential of injury.
The Pose Method of Running skill training course and the Certified Running Technique Specialist (Pose Method) credential are aligned with the Soldier Common Core (MOS) and P5 Master Fitness Trainer (ASI).
The 2 Mile Run is part of the physical fitness evaluation, and is commonly failed not due to a lack of trying, but lack of skill. The Pose Method running skill training addresses that point by providing a running standard and instructions on how to learn and how to teach it.
RUNNING IS ≈ 30% OF ATHLETICS
The element of running is present in virtually every sport: basketball, soccer, gymnastics, CrossFit, etc. However, running technique is among the most neglected and misunderstood aspects of training.
Running technique is the element that can make or break any athlete or runner. Just think about the number of professional athletes that get sidelined by knee, hamstring, ankle injuries. Direct hits and collisions do not produce as many injuries as poor running technique does. In fact it is the #1 cause.
RUNNING IS PART OF MANY PROFESSIONS
Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Orthopedic doctors – all have patients that are runners. Professional and amateur coaches in track & field, football, basketball, soccer, baseball, CrossFit, etc deal with running as part of their job but very few know how to instruct correctly. Many parents love helping out their school cross country team and having studies this course you will be able to do so very competently and effectively.
There are many applications of the running skill in a civilian market.
Ready to take your running skills to the next level? Our running skill training course can help you do just that. To get started, click on the ‘Request Quote’ button and fill out the form. Once you receive your quote, head over to your ArmyIgnited account and search for ‘running’. From there, proceed with your funding request and you’re on your way to becoming a better, more efficient runner.
Need more information? We’ve got you covered. Download our ArmyIgnitED sign up guide below. And if you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.
How to Access This Training Course?
To access this course you must be pre-approved by the organization providing the funding: Army COOL, Coast Guard COOL or Air Force COOL programs.
The Pose Method of Running training course is available online so in order to study you would want to have a setup that is suitable to watch a movie online – high speed internet with a stable connection.
When Can You Access the Course
You will be able to access the course on Start Date or after. Please check your approval email or your student’s dashboard for your official Start Date and End Date.
For example, if your Start Date is January 10 – you will get your login email and will be able to access the course material on January 10 and after. You will not be able to login on January 5.
How to Sign Up on Coast Guard COOL
To get started, click on the ‘Request Quote’ button and fill out the form to request both the training course and the certification exam. Once you receive your quote, head over to Coast Guard COOL website and search credentials for ‘running’ or click on this direct link.
Follow these procedural steps outlined on CG COOL. Questions? Contact us for assistance.
How to Sign Up on Air Force COOL
To get started, click on the ‘Request Quote’ button and fill out the form to request both the training course and the certification exam. Once you receive your quote, head over to Air Force COOL website and search credentials for ‘running’ or click on this direct link.
Follow these procedural steps outlined on AF COOL. Questions? Contact us for assistance.
How Long Will You Have Access to the Course for?
Once you get approved for this training course your access will never expire. Feel free to return to review the course at any time and at your convenience.
To complete and close your ArmyIgnitED funding request for this training course, you must complete the course by your official End Date. You can see the Start Date and the End Date for each of your funding requests on your ArmyIgnitED account dashboard.
How to Change Your Email attached to the course?
When you requested your quote, you were asked to provide your email address. This will automatically be the email address we use to give you access to the course online.
If you wish to change it to another email address at any point, please contact email@example.com
Military Service Obligation
Service Obligation (Enlisted): None.
Service Obligation (Commissioned Officers): None.
The service obligation for the CA program has been removed. This applies to all CA requests submitted and/or completed on or after 13 October 2021. CA request end date in ArmyIgnitED must reflect a date of 13 October 2021 or after.
CA requests completed prior to 13 October 2021 must still complete the applicable service obligation incurred at that time; Regular Army, AGR, and mobilized commissioned officers (under Title 10 or Title 32 authority) incur an Additional Duty Service Obligation (ADSO) of two years and Reserve Component officers (USAR and ARNG) incur a Reserve Duty Service Obligation (RDSO) of four years. The CA military service obligation commences on the ending date of each course for which CA was approved.
To learn more, read the complete Memorandum: Updates to Army Credentialing Assistance Policy