Pose Method of Running at FT. STEWART, GA


Running is one of the most injury-prone activities in the Army and is the most common training activity.

Dr. Nicholas Romanov, founder of Pose Method of Running, and his team came to Ft. Stewart, GA this past week and conducted a two-day block of instruction for 40 Dog Face Soldiers. Those service members will now be qualified to conduct running clinics for their respected unit, continuing the training of proper biomechanics, technique and ultimately reducing injury while improving readiness. They will be qualified to take the online certification and add Certified Running Technique Specialist to their ERB.

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The running test is part of the physical fitness evaluation, and is commonly failed not due to a lack of trying, but lack of skill.


Pose Training class not only highlighted my mistakes with running but demonstrated how to correct them and others Soldiers with minimal to no equipment. I am excited to see more installations support Pose Method of Running training and the positive outcomes that follow.

– Capt. Veronica Lazar, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team’s Physical Therapist


Running Skill is not officially taught at any stage of training throughout a service member’s career. Running Injuries are a big problem in the Army, costing 577 million per year, and more than 2 out of 3 injured soldiers face injuries from running. Training service members in Running Skill retroactively (after Basic Training or AIT) has not been a feasible option until now.


Providing the Running Skill training to the NCOs enables them to train soldiers with better results. Running skill training is a uniform approach that can be scaled and implemented immediately. Health and Holistic Fitness, or H2F is a big initiative by the Army to revamp training protocols. One of the major updates in the new doctrine is the addition of Running Skill (Pose Method) in FM 7-22 (Chapter 7).

Running Skill training is now available, on demand – forcewide – through the ArmyIgnitED program. Individual Soldiers can watch Pose Method running skill training videos online.


Members of all branches of the military have participated in the The Pose Method of Running courses since 2008. On October 1, 2020 the updated US Army Holistic Health And Fitness Field Manual (FM 7-22) and Holistic Health And Fitness Drills And Exercises Army Techniques Publications (ATP 7-22.02) were published and they included the Pose Method as the method for the running skill program and running technique drills.

The Pose Method of Running training course and the Certified Running Technique Specialist credential are aligned with the Soldier Common Core (MOS) and P5 Master Fitness Trainer (ASI).


This training was developed by an Olympic coach, best-selling author and sport scientist Dr. Nicholas Romanov. To sign up for this running skill training available to all service members through ArmyIgnitED program, click here to fill out the quote request form.

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