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Video Tutorial #176 Improve Your Balance With Half Foam Roll Exercises

Foam Board Balance Plantar Dorsi Stabilizers and Pronation Supination Stabilizers

    You can improve your balance with exercises on a half foam roll Standing on the half foam roll, balance on it rolling back and forth from one side to the other. You can also face perpendicular to the board for dorsiflexion and plantar flexion of the foot and ankle. Balance, Combined Card Toss, Catch This is a really fun exercise and challenges not only your balance but at the same time your reflexes and hand eye coordination. You can use a foam board or the … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #144 Double Leg Side Hop

Double Leg Side Hop

    This exercise supercharges spring strength and spring power in the adductor and abductor muscles of the lower body. Double Leg Side Hop Start at the side of an object which you are able to jump over. Jump to the side and land with knees bent. As soon as you land jump back over to the other side. Continue jumping back and forth until you get fatigued and or loose form. This exercise can be done barefoot or shod. Use your arms for balance and … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Video Tutorial #111 Rectus Abdominal Cable Crunch Pull Downs

Cable Abdominal Crunches

      excerpt from the book, 'How I Got My Wiggle Back', page 163 Rectus Abdominus Pull Downs You can do this on a high lat - low row machine. Attach a bar or rope to a weight on the machine. Kneel down and hold the bar directly behind your head. Your spine is fully extended and you are stretching the abs in the kneeling positions. Pull down (and forward), curling your spine with your abs. Try to get your elbows to your knees. Repeat, … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #112 Abdominal Oblique Exercise Demonstrated by WBC Pro Boxing Champion Miguel Macho Hernandez And Fighter Adrian Grenados at Team Doctors

Miguel Hernandez On The Rotary Torso Machine, Abdominal Rotation Exercise

  Abdominal Oblique Exercise Demonstrated by WBC Pro Boxing Champion Miguel Macho Hernandez    The Abdominal Rotation Exercise targets the oblique muscles. The exercise is performed from a sitting position with the shoulders positioned against the support pad. It involves rotating the torso in alternate directions, to the left and to the right. Watch Pro-Boxer Adrian Grenados On the Rotary Torso Machine Work His Obliques At Team Doctors With Dr. Stoxen … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 108 Cable Hip Adduction And Foot Inversion

Cable hip adduction and foot inversion (finish)

        Instructions: taken from page 162 from How I Got My Wiggle Back While standing, attach a Velcro cuff to your foot.  Start in full eversion and invert your foot fully.  Your leg crosses over and back to the end range of motion. the cable runs across the body.  Do not move your shin bone. The lower leg must not not move at all. (no cheating!) By holding it still, the muscles in the foot are isolated. Spring Action: This exercise … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #109 A Great Hip Adduction Exercise Demonstrated by WBC Pro Boxing Champion Miguel Macho Hernandez at Team Doctors

Hip Adduction Exercise

    excerpt taken from, 'How I Got My Wiggle Back', page 162 Hip Adduction (Cam Resistance) On the four-way hip machine, raise the bar and the cam so it's high enough to offer resistance. Position the cam at the hip socket. Straddle it - start abducting and adducting within a range of 30 degrees. Keep all toes pointing straight ahead. This works the adductor muscles of the hip joint. Again, don't stop between repetitions. Hold on to the rail if you … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #110 Dr. James Stoxen DC loses An abdominal Exercise Competition By One Rep. Watch And see

Supercharge Spring Exercises Hanging Abdominal Raises Lateral Flexion

  Dr. Stoxen Loses An Abdominal Exercise Competition By One Rep.  Watch Above And See!!!!!   Instructions: Place your arms into the straps until your elbow shows. Reach your hand up and press into the top of the strap towards the back but do not grasp with your hands. Slowly bend your knees to 90 degrees. Then lift your pelvis and so your knees are above your waist and your thighs are parallel to the ground. Laterally flex your torso to the left and then back to … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #107 Ankle Exercise Training Strengthening

Board Ankle Training

    Instructions: Standing on the balance board, balance on it rolling back and forth from one side to the other. You can also move in dorsiflexion and plantarflexion. Challenge yourself in many directions. Spring Action: This develops the spring suspension system muscles of the foot and ankle. Special Tip: This exercise should be done barefoot but can be done shod. You can add challenging hand-eye coordination drills to incorporate the balance into an … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #106 Foot Inversion Exercise

Spring Strengthening Of The Human Foot, Inversion

  This is an excellent exercise to develop the human spring suspension system muscles of the arch.     Instructions: Sit on the floor and attach a Velcro cuff to your foot with the band facing towards the opposite foot. Wrap the with the elastic band around the opposite foot and hold onto it with your hands. Start in full eversion and invert your foot fully to the end range of motion.   Spring Action: This exercise develops the muscles that … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #109 A Great Hip Abduction Exercise Demonstrated by WBC Pro Boxing Champion Miguel Macho Hernandez at Team Doctors

Hip Abduction

  excerpt taken from, 'How I Got My Wiggle Back', page 162 Hip Abduction (cam resistance) Stand in the center of a four-way hip machine with your legs close together. Put the resistance roll (the cam) on the outside of the thigh. Make sure it is at the hip height. Keep your body still. Abduct (push out against the cam) your leg to about 30 degrees. You must keep your foot pointing straight ahead (if you turn the foot, you're training a different muscle). Don't stop … [Read more...]

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