Video Tutorial #172 Sticks And Stones Won’t Break My Barefoot Running Bones

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

Dr. Stoxen uses leaves as an obstacle to increase balance and coordination


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!





About Dr James Stoxen DC (282 Posts)

Dr. James Stoxen, D.C., owns and operates Team Doctors Treatment and Training Center. and Team Doctors Sports Medicine and Anti-aging Products. He has been the meet and team chiropractor at many national and world championships. He has been inducted into the prestigious National Hall of Fame, the Personal Trainers Hall of Fame and appointed to serve on the prestigious, Global Advisory Board of The International Sports Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners. Dr. Stoxen is a sought after speaker, internationally having organized and /or given over 1000 live presentations around the world.(full bio)


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