Dr James Stoxen DC shares and demonstrates
Video Tutorial #166 Second Toe Should Point At The Target During Walking, And Running Both Barefoot And Shod
Coco Cay, Bahamas
November 9, 2011
The first piece of advice I can give you in barefoot running is keeping your second toe pointing towards the target. The second toe is the axis where your weight distributes across the foot during running.
When the foot lands it’s the mass times the acceleration equals the force of the landing.
Having a strong and released spring suspension system is important.
Torque is when an object is in a position that causes a spinning motion. In order for you to keep away from your body from doing this is to keep your second toe pointing towards the target with the big toe inside the center line.
When you land most of the body weight is carried on the first and second toe, with the 3rd through the 5th toe being the guides.
If your running with your foot pointed out it causes torque and your frame to be twisted which could result in injury.