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Video Tutorial #90 Obstacle Course, Combining Exercise Drills

Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course, Combining Exercise Drills This drill actually combines various exercise drills that move the body in different movement patterns such as: Side Shuffle Zig Zag Backward Cone Touches and Circle Runs excerpt taken from the book, 'How I Got My Wiggle Back', The drills concentrate on moving in multiple directions (side to side, zig-zagging, circles) to challenge spring suspension system muscles that often become weak because we don't vary our movement. We move … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #76 Bosu Ball Lateral Step

Bosu Ball Lateral Step

  Bosu Ball Lateral Step   As discussed in 'Video Tutorial #148 Bosu Ball Foot training',  was how to do one variation of a bosu ball exercise. In this video tutorial we will show you the 'Bosu Ball Lateral Step'. Step with your left foot and cross over in front of you onto the bosu ball making sure you are landing forefoot or midfoot. Step onto the ball with your right foot then once again cross over with your left foot but this time behind and have it land … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #136 Double Leg Cone Jump or hop

Double Leg Cone Jumps

  Double Leg Cone Jumps  excerpt taken from the book, 'How I Got My Wiggle Back', bend at your knees before dropping into a squat. Explode out of the squat upward and to the side. make sure you land midfoot and forefoot. Don't let the heel touch the ground until you come to a stop. Instructions: Start at the side of an object or cone 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 … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #137 Why Plyometric Jumping Or Impact Exercises Increase The Level Of Human Performance In Athletes and YOU too!

speed bounds

  Below, is an example of the way athletes are trained in by plyometric box jumping. Resisting the impact to make the spring mechanism stronger. Not many doctors would recommend this to their patients because one might think that impact is going to be damaging to the joints of a patient. The impact is only damaging to the joints of the patient if we don't have a an intact spring mechanism. THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE In this case he is jumping down with the force of the … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #97 On Your Feet All Day? Fatigued? Achy? Over Pronation? I Recommend Footwear with Extended Medial Counters

Shoe Safe and Unsafe Range

    Today i'm going to talk about shoes, specifically counters. A counter will help you stabilize or maintain your heel in a safe range in the rolling from supination to pronation. When your foot lands on the ground it starts on the outside and it rolls to the inside and springs off. If it starts too far to the outside then it could cause twisting of the leg. If it rolls too far to the inside then it could also cause twisting of the leg. Neither one is … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 99 What Is The Best Way To Lace Your Shoes?

Dr. James Stoxen DC shares tips on how to lace a shoe properly

    Today i'm going to talk about how to lace a shoe. That might sound kind of strange because most of them are already laced when you get them. You might think the company laces them correctly when you get them but that is not always true. I have a tricky way of lacing shoes that will make them fit perfectly, snug and make the shoe a better support mechanism when you need it.   What we have here is a Drew shoe and it has a lacing system that starts over … [Read more...]

ARTICLE, NYCC SPINAL COLUMN: NYCC Chiropractor, Dr. Amir Majidi DC Embracing Human Spring Approach, How I Got My Wiggle Back and our 48 hour Trip to Malaysia

Dr. Amir Majidi DC

  Hi Friends This is a really great article in the New York Chiropractic College newsletter, The Spinal Column, about a young chiropractor, Dr Amir Majidi DC, who has embraced the Human Spring Theory, and has become one of my research assistants, then traveled 32 hours to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to help me lecture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 27 – 29, 2012.  click here Enjoy the article, below! New York Chiropractic College May 2012 edition Title: Depew Intern Embraces … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #133 Circle Walk, Jog, Run And Sprint

Circle Run

    Modern society has removed the twists and turns out of our daily life. We walk on sidewalks, roadsides, hallways and treadmills. We no longer have as much uneven terrain to stimulate the receptors, which help with the balance of strength in the sides of our foot stabilizers. This exercise is excellent for redeveloping the muscles, which have atrophied due to a lack of use. An exercise you can do to strengthen the spring suspension system muscles is Circle … [Read more...]

Interview Of Dr. James Stoxen DC By Chris Russell On “RunRunLive Podcast Episode 220”

RunRunLive

Interview Of Dr James Stoxen DC By Chris Russell On "RunRunLive Podcast Episode 220" April 13, 2012  Listen to the Podcast Below   Intro: Hello and welcome to the blue grass of Kentucky podcast, where the grass isn’t really blue, but it is a very comforting shade of green.  From the air coming into Lexington much of it looks like a high-end golf course, without greens or sand traps. There is a meandering river that has carved itself into the landscape and you can see the layers … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #179, 45 Degree Zig-Zag Hop, Jump Or Run

Dr. James Stoxen DC and Christian Medina

    There are various variations of the 45 Degree Zig-Zag Hop. The video above shows the 45 degree zig-zag cone touch hop   Warm up and stretch beforehand. Challenge the kids to time trials (don't be surprised if they beat you - they already have fully intact, supercharged springs). excerpt from the book, ‘How I Got My Wiggle Back’, page 169 Zig-Zag Run Between cones or markers spread about three feet apart, run in a zig-zag pattern, always leaning in … [Read more...]

Tour Team Doctors With Dr. James Stoxen DC And Music Legend, George Daniels

Dr. James Stoxen DC with George Daniels at Team Doctors

  Watch above in this video of Dr Stoxen touring music legend, George Daniels around the Team Doctors Chiropractic Treatment and Training Center. This is the legendary George Daniels from Chicago and the Owner of George's Music Room. Simply a Chi-town legend and everybody's "Uncle G" from the G-Spot Radio Show.    Click here to watch one of  Dr. Stoxen's interviews on the G-Spot Radio Show with George Daniels and Caryn Lee  Dr. James Stoxen DC owns and operates … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #178 High Skip – Vertical And Horizontal

High Skip Vertical And Horizontal

High Skip - Vertical And Horizontal Excerpt from the book, 'How I Got My Wiggle Back' page 169, As you skip rhythmically, concentrate o lifting each leg, bent at the knee at the highest possible point. Use your arms to pump through the routine. When the leg lifts, the right arm should lead and vice versa. When you're doing a vertical skip don't think about speed, concentrate on height. A horizontal skip switches that priority (think speed, not height) … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #177 Side Lunge With Cable

Side Lunge With Cable

  Side Lunge With Cable Instructions: Place the cable strap around your wrist (waist height) get into a wide stance Go down towards the cable so that it pulls you into a side lunge, then step back up. It's very important to keep the correct form You can also do this exercise by tying a band to a machine. … [Read more...]

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...]

Video Tutorial #175 Barefoot Running? What If I Step On Something? part 2

tibialis anterior muscle

  As you can see in the video when I was barefoot running on the trail I was meandering around the rocks.  This adds another dimension to the barefoot running. When you are running barefoot you have to watch where you step. This adds an extra dynamic to the 'running training' What that means is if you have shoes on you don't pay much where you are stepping or the environment. Just running perhaps listening to your ipod and the latest music. I try to get into the training … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #174 Barefoot Running? What If I Step On Something?

Dodging

  Dr James Stoxen DC shares and demonstrates Video Tutorial #174 What If I Step On Something? part 1 Coco Cay, Bahamas November 9, 2011 As the barefoot running doctor one of the first things people ask me is: Aren't you worried about stepping on something? such as: a piece of glass? a rock? a syringe? (crazy as if there are syringes all over the place?) When you are running with shoes on you don't have to worry so much about stepping on those things but when … [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...]

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