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Soldier readiness takes holistic approach

Students of the first Pose Method running class evaluate mock students training to improve their running pose recently at the Army Wellness Center, Fort Carson, Colorado. The Pose Method for runner is being offered to Soldiers to become faster runners, improve endurance and reduce injuries. Once the class completed the training, they became certified to conduct the Pose Method of running within their units.

Fort Carson Soldiers will soon see changes in physical fitness programs as they prepare for the newest changes in the Army Physical Fitness Test and training. These changes include tailored plans to prevent injuries, reduce pain and boost speed.

Students gathered at the Army Wellness Center behind Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center, Fort Carson, Colorado, recently to learn the Pose Method for running, a program designed to evaluate a runner’s stride and make improvements.

Not only did these students learn the method, they learned it from two of the Army’s top officials in training and doctrine who are responsible for writing the regulation that will govern the program as it is implemented throughout the Army.

“Based on demands from commanders to improve Soldier performance readiness, we are teaching the Pose Method, a version of a running skill,” said Lt. Col. David Feltwell, command physical therapist, Center for Initial Military Training, Training and Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. “This running skill will be a part of the Army’s new holistic health and fitness system and doctrine.”

Soldiers have heard rumors for years about a new fitness test and finally saw the test unveiled earlier this year. Much like the Physical Readiness Training program, commonly known as PRT, the Pose Method will be incorporated into physical training to teach Soldiers how to be more energy efficient while running.

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New running technique could help soldiers pass fitness test

LANDSTUHL Germany — Army Sgt. Mia Lawrence detests running.

“I hate it, yeah,” she said during the classroom portion of a running clinic held here last month.

Lawrence, 25, was trying to tweak her running form with hopes of improving her time on the 2-mile run. She dreads this endurance component of the Army’s annual physical fitness test, which is required of all soldiers.

Lawrence and about a dozen other soldiers had just spent an hour on the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center track, trying to run in a way that felt awkward at first: shortening body strides, landing under the body on the balls of the feet, with feet under the torso, leaning forward and letting gravity do some of the work.

They were attempting the Pose Method, a running technique that its practitioners say can reduce injury and improve performance.

Such claims are appealing to the military, where injuries from running and fitness test failures from slow run times are costly and contribute to decreased readiness.

Some fitness experts in the Army, like Maj. Charles Blake, swear by it, which partly explains why the technique is gaining a foothold in military circles.

Blake, 45, a physical therapist and certified Pose running instructor who’s practiced Pose for about 10 years, led the running workshop at LRMC for about 45 Army and Air Force physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and technicians, and fitness trainers from around Europe.

“What I noticed when I started to train with this method, my heart rate didn’t get as high,” Blake said, referring to a time when he would run a few hours at a time and check his heart rate the next morning to monitor recovery.

“Mechanical efficiency leads to aerobic efficiency, which leads then to an overall (better) efficiency because I could recover faster and I could train more.”

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2 Gold Medals at 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships

Elena Sviridova (Ivanova) goes straight for the Gold! 2 Gold Medals at 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships is certainly a great result of focused training and determination. Congratulations to Elena and Dr. Romanov on their work well done!

  • Women’s 100m T36 Final 27 OCT SVIRIDOVA Elena RUS 14.13 (Championship Record)
  • Women’s 200m T36 Final 25 OCT SVIRIDOVA Elena RUS 29.67 (European Record)

After winning 3 Gold medals at the 2012 Paralympics in London, UK, Elena took some time off to get married and enjoy her time with her family and friends. In 2013 she gave birth to a beautiful boy Vladislav and got back to training in 2014 full speed.


Topics of interest:

  • General Movement Theory. (CHUVASH STATE PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY, Text book, 2014)
  • Specifics in Running Kinematics Developed by Pose Method in Disabled Sprinters with Cerebral Palsy. (INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERAPY AND REHABILITATION, 2012)
  • Pose Method Specific Technique and Training for Para-Sprinters Diagnosed with Childhood Cerebral Palsy. (CHUVASH STATE PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY, Russia 2012)

Gold Medal at the ITU World championships

Congrats to Jennifer Meyer, Pose Triathlon Coach & an athlete on winning Gold at the ITU World championships in Chicago – Aquathlon on September 16, 2015

To improve your triathlon technique and your racing results, contact Coach Meyer by visiting her website www.TriSmartUSA.com

ITU World championships in Chicago – Aquathlon on September 16, 2015
ITU World championships in Chicago – Aquathlon on September 16, 2015