Pose Triathlon

© 2008 Pose Tech

by Nicholas Romanov, Ph.D.
Pose Running is Accepted by Major Health Insurers in EU and Included in Physical Education textbooks in RU Scientific Research: Pose Running Reduced Impact on knees by 50%

FOREWORD Why should you read this book of many written on triathlon? Perhaps Dick Fosbury’s words may help. “I was told over and over again that I would never be successful, that I was not going to be competitive and the technique was simply not going to work. All I could do was shrug and say ‘We’ll just have to see’.” Dick Fosbury won an Olympic gold medal at the 1968 Mexico City Games after he invented a revolutionary high-jump technique, the Fosbury–flop. When I first listened to Dr. Romanov explain Pose running to me, all I could think about was that this made perfect biomechanical sense and why had no one seen it before. I decided there and then to change the topic of my Ph.D. research and take up investigating Pose running. The Ph.D. research identified that all runners fall forwards via gravitational torque, supporting Dr. Romanov’s theory.

Further, when I trained eight heel–toe runners in Pose running they improved their 1.5 mile time trial by an average of 25 seconds over one week. As in the case with Dick Fosbury, his method made biomechanical sense and improved his performance, therefore, what Dr. Romanov puts forwards in reference to swim, bike, and run technique should be similarly assessed; that technique should be evaluated according to the laws of physics and not whether it is new or different or does not conform to people’s opinions. The saying goes, “If you train like the rest, you will compete like the rest,” however, this book is refreshingly different, giving you an opportunity to think and practice your sport from another perspective. This book may just revolutionise your training! Further, this book is not just about swim, bike and run technique, but about movement in general. Dr. Romanov has developed these techniques based upon an underlying theoretical principle that one’s body weight creates motion by moving from balance to imbalance and how well we do this determines how well we move and perform. I thoroughly recommend this book to you as one who has researched Dr. Romanov’s ideas and seen them at work in elite athletes’ Olympic preparation. I hope you enjoy reading the brilliant and refreshingly different perspective Dr. Romanov brings to movement as much as I have had over the last ten years.
Graham Fletcher, Ph.D. of Sport Biomechanics, Lecturer on Biomechanics, Fraser Valley University, Vancouver, Canada Former British Triathlon National Team Coach