A running technique that contrasts with the more common heel strike method by the runner landing on the midfoot with supporting joints flexed at impact. Then, the hamstrings are used to withdraw the foot from the ground. Gravity provides forward motion. The technique is designed to reduce strain on the joints, but it requires a great deal of muscular endurance and a lot of practice to master. Pose running is so-named because it is centred on the idea that the runner maintains a single pose or position during running and moves continually forward in this position. Opinions regarding the effectiveness of this method are mixed.
Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.