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Video Tutorial # 162 How does the Human Spring Work to Absorb Impacts Without Cushion Footwear? My Research

Arch Spring

  These photos come from slow motion videos I did of a barefoot runner. The arch is like a spring; it has 26 bones in the foot, 33 joints and even a spring ligament. Arch “Leaf Spring” Bend Creates Energy When your body weight comes down it sits primarily on the first and second toe; the remaining three toes, number three through five work as guides. When the weight hit’s the arch, the arch bends as it descends a couple millimeters to a couple centimeters in the middle, … [Read more...]

Why Do I Run Barefoot…

Dr James Stoxen DC Running Barefoot

  Dr Stoxen, How Did You Discover the Human Spring Model and Why Do You Run Barefoot? When I first opened my practice, I wanted to be able to heal people and, at the same time, train sports champions. I went on a personal and professional mission not to only build a complete knowledge of the human body - the way we move and why - but to uncover the secrets of elite performance. My first decade in practice, I volunteered to treat athletes at every possible sports event, … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #3 – The Human Spring Approach – Developed From Studying Yuri Verkhoshansky Plyometrics Training In Moscow 1987-89

Dr. James Stoxen DC (on the left) with Yuri Verhoshanski (on the right).

The Human Spring Approach - Developed From Studying Yuri Verkhoshansky Plyometrics By: Dr James Stoxen DC Presented At: The 2nd Annual Bangkok Congress On Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine September 4, 2010 Bangkok, Thailand In the late eighties, as part of my quest to discover the secrets to human performance, I made numerous trips to eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. There, I served as the doctor for the US Powerlifting Team, the APF medical commission chairman, and Ed … [Read more...]

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