Dr James Stoxen DC shares and demonstrates
Video Tutorial #173 Can You Run Barefoot On Rocks?
Coco Cay, Bahamas
November 9, 2011
A big concern when running barefoot on hard surfaces is the high amount of impact or force on the body.
The body’s human spring is a natural protective mechanism that allows you run on hard surfaces. Joint damage from running on hard surfaces is a result of the person’s protective mechanism being broken down, or locked.
The first step is to release the Human Spring so the body has the ability to protect you from the landings.
You can release your human spring going through the release video tutorials #77-#89
If you look at the sand you might think that it’s the better place to run because it’s softer and feels better than rock.
Well if you took a ball and dropped it in the sand would it bounce?
No it would not.
If you took a ball and dropped it on the rock would it bounce?
Yes it would SPRING back.
Some of the greatest athletes in the world run on hard surfaces. Some of them wear shoes however it’s still a hard surface.
I would suggest that you start off running barefoot in the sand to get acclimated to but eventually it would be good to challenge yourself and run on a harder surface.