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Dr James Stoxen DC Interviews Victor Shenkin, USSR Olympic Weightlifting Coach – NSCA Journal – 1989

Victor Shenkin and Dr James Stoxen DC 1989

    Interview with Victor Shenkin USSR Olympic Weightlifting Coach Dr. James Stoxen DC National Strength & Conditioning Association Journal  October, 1989  Victor Shenkin is the Head Coach of the 1988 Soviet Olympic Team, General Secretary of the USSR Weightlifting Federation, Chairman of the Russian Powerlifting Federation, Chairman of the Soviet Committee of the IFBB and Chairman of the Russian Strongman Team. In this interview conducted in Montreal, Canada, … [Read more...]

The Ed Coan Story – What I Learned from the Strongest Man in the World

Ed Coan Stretching with Dr james Stoxen DC before a world championship

  What I Learned from the Strongest Man in the World, Ed Coan.  In 1986, I graduated from National Chiropractic College, (National University Health Sciences, formerly National College of Chiropractic). a year and a half early at 24 years of age. I was one of the youngest graduates in the college. In fact my father recommended that I grow facial hair as I did not look old enough to be a doctor. My very first patient was Ed Coan. I thought that something/someone greater was … [Read more...]

Historic First Sports Medicine Course In Russia – Sports Chiropractic Journal – August 1989

Dr James Stoxen DC, Dr Sergie Popov and Dr Steven Press DC

  My main objective for traveling to Russia was to learn the secrets to the pro athlete treatment and Olympic training used by the Soviet athletes to fine-tune the human body. Why was the USSR producing such great Russian pro athletes? I had read over 100 sports journals written by Russian doctors and Russian athletic trainers at that time and because I was the organizer and director of the first sports medicine course, I was able to select the experts who lectured. I decided to focus … [Read more...]

Chicago Tribune: “Lifter Puts His Power Behind Commitment” with Dr. James Stoxen DC and Ed Coan

Ed Coan with Dr James Stoxen DC 1986

  Chicago Tribune: "Lifter Puts His Power Behind Commitment" with Dr. James Stoxen DC and Ed Coan by Linda Young July 28, 1986 To read the original article, click here He had barely reached his 16th birthday, but Ed Coan's mind was made up. He was going to become a body builder. That decision, however, was made before Coan entered his first contest. … [Read more...]

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