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Video Tutorial #11 – Training The Stabilizing Muscles that Improve Running Walking and Efficiency and How Joe Weider Provided the Insight

Dr. James Stoxen DC with legendary Joe Weider

  In 1993, I was appointed to the editorial advisory board for 'muscle and fitness' magazine, by Mr. Joe Wieder himself. I’ll never forget that phone call. “Dr. Stoxen, I really like your articles! and I would like to know if you would like to be on my editorial advisory board for my magazine.” Joe Weider 1993 Of course, you know I thought that this was a prank by some friend of mine. I hung up the phone and went back to treating patients. About an hour later I got to … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #145 Proper Positioning When Running

Neutral Position

  For proper positioning, the toe must point in direction you are running.  The "toe out" is poor alignment of the body during running and suggestive of a compensation for a locked spring.   For more information on proper running form, visit Tutorial #166 Second Toe Should Point At The Target During Walking, And Running Both Barefoot And Shod … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #169 How To Land Your Foot When Walking, Running And Barefoot Running

Dr. James Stoxen DC explains the best way to land your foot.

  The next tip I'm going to share with you is the correct way to land your foot. The body is the mass and the speed of which we are running is the acceleration. The force of the landing is how the mass engages with the human spring. There are three ways your foot can land your foot with your bodyweight and the relation of your spring mechanism: 1. The first way is when your mass is behind the spring. I call this a deceleration spring landing. It's also called 'breaking' in … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #68 The Exercise Your Doing Could Be Aging You Faster!

Inflammation Patterns

  Is it true that exercise could accelerate the aging process? Of course! Exercise is ONLY healthy if your body is moving the way it was engineered to move. Would you take your car for a 10 hour trip if your front end was out of alignment?’ NO! Would you lift weights knowing that your form and technique could lead to stress and strain of your joints causing arthritis over time? No! So by telling your patients that you should exercise as a form of anti-aging … [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 #171 Barefoot Footprints In The Sand – What They Can Tell You About Your Walking and Running Form And Technique

Dr. James Stoxen DC Analyzes His Footprint In The Sand

  Dr James Stoxen DC shares and demonstrates Video Tutorial #171 Footprints In The Sand - What They Can Tell You About Your Barefoot Running Form And Technique Coco Cay, Bahamas November 9, 2011 What you can do while running in sand or a more solid ground with sand on the top, is to analyze your footprint to determine how your biomechanics are and what your step looks like. By looking at your imprints in the sand you can determine whether the step was primarily a … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #173 Can You Run Barefoot On Rock, Concrete or Asphalt?

Dr. James Stoxen DC Runs On A Rocky Surface

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 … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #168 The ‘Controlled Fall’ Its Importance In Reducing Impact Force and Running Efficiency

Dr. James Stoxen DC Control Fall

  Improving your running form and your running technique can help you run faster and run more efficiently. By learning the proper running form you will be able to reduce impact force adding less stress on your body and reduce the risk of injury. Some of these common running injuries include, plantar fasciitis, iliotibial band syndrome, or shin splits, heel pain and Plantar fasciitis. Proper running form is a very important component to every runner’s training plan. Body positioning at … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 166 Second Toe Should Point At The Target During Walking, And Running Both Barefoot And Shod

Dr. James Stoxen DC Barefoot Running Coco Cay, Bahamas

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 … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 154 Barefoot or Shod? Which one is better? The debate!

Current Standard of Care

  My presentation is titled 'Run For Life, Barefoot' because the shoe industry is promoting the various different high-tech implements and the adjustments to the human foot. The foot is perfect when we’re born and they’re making these claims that wearing their shoes will make you a better runner, it is safer and you will be able to run a for a lifetime. They market the shoes as some sort of anti-aging device or something that will allow you to prevent injuries. In reality 30 … [Read more...]

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