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African Track Athletes Have More Spring – Lessons Learned from the 5th All African Track and Field Championships

Dr James Stoxen DC at the 1988 All African Track and Field Championships

In 1988 I was invited to work at the fifth All African Track and Field Championships in Annaba, Algeria. I found that the most extreme difference between the African athletes and my patients back home, was the spring in their feet and legs. In the African Track and Field Athletes, their tibialis posterior, tibialis anterior and peroneal muscles (I call the landing  muscles or spring suspension system muscles) were highly developed. What I discovered was that many of these African athletes … [Read more...]

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