Shortly after graduating, Nicholas Romanov was invited to return to the university as a teacher and coach.
A man of humble beginnings, Dr. Romanov became a star Track & Field athlete, a champion with several records in high-jump standing unmatched for years, coached champions, conducted a significant body of scientific research, wrote two groundbreaking books on technique & training as well as published numerous scientific papers, and started a revolution by pointing out Gravity as the leading force in human movement.
In 2002, alongside Prof. Tim Noakes, et al., Dr. Romanov conducted a groundbreaking scientific study that demonstrated how to reduce, by virtually 50%, the impact on the knees in running. The study was published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercises in 2004.
Dr. Romanov founded Romanov Academy of Sports Science in the 1990s to educate and certify coaches teaching sports technique. There are now thousands of Pose Method® certified Technique Specialists worldwide.
Over the last several decades, the Pose Method® has been utilized at an institutional level with large organizations including the United States Military, CrossFit, and professional sports programs including the National Triathlon teams of Great Britain, United States, Mexico and Russia. Dr. Romanov also works with medical professionals including physical therapists, podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons. He travels around the world conducting research, consulting professional sports organizations, and as an educational speaker.
A 2-time Olympic Coach, author, world-renowned sports scientist with a career spanning over forty years, Dr. Romanov specializes in:
- sport biomechanics
- sport specific technique
- sport training theory and physical education
- training program development from elite to amateur athletes
- exercise physiology
- injury diagnosis, prevention and exercise rehabilitation
After teaching for a few years, Nicholas Romanov realized that while there were instructions on how to teach any other athletic activity, there were none on how to teach running.
Rising through the ranks and in 1991 receiving a Philosophy Doctor of Physical Education from the Russian State Academy of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism (former State Central Institute of Physical Culture), Moscow, Russia, Nicholas was appointed Head of the Department of Sports Disciplines, Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics, Theory and Methods of Physical Education, Theory of Sports Training, Head Track-and-Field coach at the Chuvash State Pedagogical Academy of Physical Culture in Cheboksary, Russia.
Between 1996-2002 Dr. Romanov presents a series of lectures and conducts training for USA Triathlon
2000 - Now
Between 2000-2019, Dr. Romanov was invited as a Coach and Consultant for the British (from the Olympic Games in Sydney, AU in 2000 to the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece in 2004), Russian and Mexican National Triathlon Team members, including such outstanding athletes as Tim Don, Leanda Cave and Dmitry Polyansky. His current athletes include Terry Roberts, 35 time Ironman finisher and Ironman Australia legend, and a Russian National Paralympic Team member, Elena Ivanova, London Paralympics 2012 Triple Gold Medalist.
2000 - Now
While the Pose Method® applies to all athletic movement, due to the popularity of running and an abnormally high rate of injuries in the sport, the Pose Method® of Running was selected as the first technique to be published. As the result, it is the most known Pose Method® module.
Due to Dr. Romanov’s extensive work with triathletes, the Pose Method® of Triathlon Techniques is selected for publishing.
2008 - Now
2008 - Now
2009 - Now
DR. ROMANOV’S MISSION
Dr. Romanov’s mission is to advance the science of human movement and make it useful to people. As we age, it becomes more and more obvious that a preventative medicine approach is the best way forward. While everyone insists that an active lifestyle is the answer, nobody talks about injuries that prevent people from staying active if proper movement is not taught or learnt. Dr. Romanov set out to provide people of all walks of life with simple and easy to follow instructions on how to move properly to enjoy an active lifestyle and to avoid getting injured.