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April 2012 - Team Doctors Blog | Athlete for Life! Google

Video Tutorial #175 Barefoot Running? What If I Step On Something? part 2

tibialis anterior muscle

  As you can see in the video when I was barefoot running on the trail I was meandering around the rocks.  This adds another dimension to the barefoot running. When you are running barefoot you have to watch where you step. This adds an extra dynamic to the 'running training' What that means is if you have shoes on you don't pay much where you are stepping or the environment. Just running perhaps listening to your ipod and the latest music. I try to get into the training … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #174 Barefoot Running? What If I Step On Something?


  Dr James Stoxen DC shares and demonstrates Video Tutorial #174 What If I Step On Something? part 1 Coco Cay, Bahamas November 9, 2011 As the barefoot running doctor one of the first things people ask me is: Aren't you worried about stepping on something? such as: a piece of glass? a rock? a syringe? (crazy as if there are syringes all over the place?) When you are running with shoes on you don't have to worry so much about stepping on those things but when … [Read more...]

Dr. James Stoxen DC Training With The Wiggles On The Flying Trapeze, Backstage Chicago 2009

Anthony Field and Dr. James Stoxen DC Backstage Chicago 2009

Watch as Dr. James Stoxen DC assists with training backstage at the Wiggles Concert 2009 Above is Anthony Field performing hanging exercises on the flying trapeze. Excerpt from the book, 'How I Got My Wiggle Back' I started very slowly, just hanging without feeling the entirety of my weight or simply leaning against something so not to exert myself too much. It gave me a chance to become familiar with 'gravity'.     Watch above as Dr. James Stoxen DC helps with … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #152 Ricochet Box Jump

Ricochet Box Jumps

    This exercise develops the foot, it's arch and ankle with a twisting motion. Controlled performance is a must. This exercise will help you with your foot, arch and ankle to gain stability, agility and coordination with activities of living and your performance in sports.     … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #151 Lateral Cone Jumps

Lateral Cone Hops

Lateral Cone Jumps Taken from excerpt from the book, 'how I got my wiggle back' From side to side jump over three or four markers (cones) keeping your legs together and throwing your arms upward. Strive for maximum height and concentrate on landing midfoot or forefoot. Don't rest between jumps. Form is so important while performing any of these exercises. Have you ever seen those heroic scenes of elite marathon runners willing themselves over the finishing line? In some of the … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 142 Improve Your Jumping Ability And Supercharge The Human Spring With Speed Bounds

speed bounds

Here’s an example of impact exercises that are performed to be able to maximize the spring strength for jumping. They are called speed bounds. You definitely need an intact human spring mechanism to do these training drills. As you can see in the video he’s jumping on 1 foot and throwing his body into very high velocity jumps or bounds. In these jumps he can put an impact of between 5 to 10 times the bodyweight. So if this man weighs 180 pounds the impact force is close to 1500 … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #149 Figure 8 Runs

Figure 8 Runs

      This drill exercises the spring of the foot in many directions as well as all floors of the body. excerpt from the book, ‘How I Got My Wiggle Back’, page 169 Figure 8 Runs In a 16-foot, figure 8 circle, walk before gradually increasing speed, angling your body inside the circle as you do so. Tighten the circle to 12 feet or even six and try to maintain speed. This drill can be performed shod or barefoot. … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #150 8-Point Step, Lunge, Hop or Bound

8-Point Step, Lunge, Hop or Bound

      excerpt from the book, ‘How I Got My Wiggle Back’, page 170 8-Point Step, Lunge, Hop or Bound Set up four cones or markers in a row. Between each two, identify eight different spots. Stand between the cones and jump to and from the spots in front, behind, and to the side of you. Land on your midfoot, not your heels.   … [Read more...]

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. James Stoxen DC, Tackles Inflammation-Depression Connection at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Conference, May 26th – 29th, 2012

Dr. James Stoxen DC Lecturing at the AISET Anti aging Medical Conference in Tokyo Japan in 2006

Depression ICD-9 296.3 PRESS RELEASE:   Chiropractor, Dr. James Stoxen DC, Tackles Inflammation-Depression Connection at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Conference, May 26th – 29th, 2012 Depression is aging and killing us prematurely and as our population grows older, the need for a better understanding of the disease and methods to counter it has grown more urgent. Recognizing the relative inconsistencies and growing concern for a lifetime reliance on antidepressants to treat depression, … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 143 What I Learned From Studying Javier Sotomeyer Technique About Improved Performance and Reducing Injury Risk

Javier Sotomeyer

We can learn a great deal from studying what athletes do to have optimum performance to improve our performance and prevent injury in our lives.  I have learned that plyometric training is one way to develop maximum jumping capacity and to strengthen the Human Spring. It may sound like the latest action film, but controlled impact and maximum power are the aims of a training technique called plyometrics. Yuri Verkhoshansky is the founder of modern human spring training, called … [Read more...]

What’s Your “Excuse” For Not Exercising This Time?

Dr. James Stoxen DC posing with 'Macho' Miguel Hernandez (left) and Al 'Speedy' Gonzalez (right)

What’s Your “Excuse for Not Exercising” This Time? By  Dr James Stoxen DC Original Article: http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/news/archives/00000654.htm I hated every minute of the training, but I said, "Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."  -- Muhammad Ali   We all know that you need to make every boxing-training session and do some cross training a few times a week to stay on top. But it’s a challenge. It can even be disheartening when we … [Read more...]

Anthony Field, From The Wiggles, Shares How You Can Get Your Wiggle Back Too, On WITI, FOX6 WakeUp Morning Show

Anthony Field Fox6 Morning Show

  watch the full video interview here Anthony Field joins FOX6 WITI  Wake Up Morning Show WakeUp to discuss his health struggles and book, How I Got my Wiggle Back: A Memoir of Healing. Learn how you can get your wiggle back. … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #169 How To Land Your Foot When Walking, Running And Barefoot Running

Dr. James Stoxen DC explains the best way to land your foot.

  The next tip I'm going to share with you is the correct way to land your foot. The body is the mass and the speed of which we are running is the acceleration. The force of the landing is how the mass engages with the human spring. There are three ways your foot can land your foot with your bodyweight and the relation of your spring mechanism: 1. The first way is when your mass is behind the spring. I call this a deceleration spring landing. It's also called 'breaking' in … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #148 Bosu Ball Foot Training

Bosu Ball Foot Training

    This exercise strengthens the spring suspension system muscles in eversion, inversion, the combination of inversion and eversion dorsiflexion and plantarflexion. excerpt from the book, ‘How I Got My Wiggle Back’, page 161 Bosu Ball Foot Training Point the big toes slightly inward (pigeon toed) as you stand up straight on the ball. Push down, it's resistance. Shift your weight from the left side of the foot to the right, rolling the foot in and … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #147 Single Leg Hop

Double-Leg Lateral Hop

  The lateral lunge is a spring strengthening exercise because the body doesn’t leave the ground. In the impact version, the single leg hop, the body leaves the ground as a hop or jump. That is the difference between spring strengthening and spring supercharging, the impact into the human spring mechanism. excerpt from the book, ‘How I Got My Wiggle Back’, page 170 Single Leg  Hop Stand with your feet about a shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees before … [Read more...]

Media Alert!!! CNN, Anthony Field and Dr. James Stoxen Interview With Shannon Cook Airs Saturday, August 4th

CNN news

  Be sure to tune in Saturday, August 4th as Dr. James Stoxen DC is Interviewed by Shannon Cook about his treatment approach that helped  Anthony Field back to health. Dr. Stoxen's treatment approach, 'The Human Spring Theory', which states: The human spring stores mechanical energy therefore it is an efficiency mechanism. The human spring provides the protective mechanism for the body. The human spring allows us to land our bodies on uneven surfaces by adjusting the body … [Read more...]

FRONT PAGE ARTICLE – Tuned To the Power of Chiropractic Care – The Story of How Anthony Field Got His Wiggle Back

Dynamic Chiropractic Anthony Field

    Wiggling To Wellness With Chiropractic Care written by Brenda Duran, Senior Associate Editor Dynamic Chiropractic – April 22, 2012, Vol. 30, Issue 09 Great News!!! Don Peterson put a fantastic article on the front page of the Dynamic Chiropractic Magazine this week! Dynamic Chiropractic is the most widely read magazine in the chiropractic profession with over 40,000 readers worldwide. This is a huge surprise and will bring a huge amount of interest and … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #68 The Exercise Your Doing Could Be Aging You Faster!

Inflammation Patterns

  Is it true that exercise could accelerate the aging process? Of course! Exercise is ONLY healthy if your body is moving the way it was engineered to move. Would you take your car for a 10 hour trip if your front end was out of alignment?’ NO! Would you lift weights knowing that your form and technique could lead to stress and strain of your joints causing arthritis over time? No! So by telling your patients that you should exercise as a form of anti-aging … [Read more...]

Anthony Field, Frontman For The Wiggles, Interview On ABC, WLS, Chicago, Channel 7 Morning News.

Anthony Field Interview WLS Chicago 7 This morning

Anthony Field Intervew with Judy Hsu, the co-anchor of ABC7 News This Morning, the #1 rated morning news in Chicago Monday April 9, 2012 5:51am       … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #170 Running In Circles Will Get You Somewhere

example of the positioning of the foot angle as you lean in on a circle run

Dr James Stoxen DC shares and demonstrates Video Tutorial #170 Running In Circles Will Get You Stronger In The Barefoot Running Arena Coco Cay, Bahamas November 9, 2011 'Circle runs' can increase the strength of your Spring Suspension System muscles. Watch below another demonstration of 'Circle Runs' in slow motion to see the form and technique involved. The Spring Suspension System muscles move in other directions additionally to forward, backward, plantar flexion and dorsi … [Read more...]


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