Dr James Stoxen DC shares and demonstrates
Video Tutorial #172 Sticks And Stones Won’t Break My Barefoot Running Bones
Coco Cay, Bahamas
November 9, 2011
What if you step on something?
I get that asked a lot!
I do step on things. Little rocks, sticks, seeds and stuff.
When my foot feels the tiny thing (I run around bigger things) my skin is so aware of “things” that my reflexes pull me right off it before I feel anything that would take me off stride.
I step on something about once in about 15 runs.
A big concern when running barefoot is the surface that you are running on. Running on trails can be beneficial because you have to pay attention to where you are stepping.
While avoiding obstacles such as sticks, leaves, and rocks, your muscles are challenged. In addition, this increases your balance, coordination, and agility.
Running around these obstacles force you to move your foot in many different directions, strengthening the spring suspension system muscles.
Get in tune with nature. Stop being so afraid of it.
Take the precautions that might happen and remember, no activity or sport is risk free. What are you going to do? Sit in your padded room all day? Get out and enjoy your life. Feel the world!