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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 # 143 What I Learned From Studying Javier Sotomeyer Technique About Improved Performance and Reducing Injury Risk

Javier Sotomeyer

We can learn a great deal from studying what athletes do to have optimum performance to improve our performance and prevent injury in our lives.  I have learned that plyometric training is one way to develop maximum jumping capacity and to strengthen the Human Spring. It may sound like the latest action film, but controlled impact and maximum power are the aims of a training technique called plyometrics. Yuri Verkhoshansky is the founder of modern human spring training, called … [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 #157 Barefoot Running Is Normal. Shod Running Is Abnormal? Rationale Based On Solid Training Principles

Orthotic Arch Support which inhibits the arch of the foot

All footwear including running shoes are binding or motion altering devices!  Period!  Therefore these devices weaken the spring suspension system and absolutely weaken both the human spring ability to protect the body from the forces of the landings of walking and running. The only natural way to run is barefoot.  Therefore running with footwear should be considered unnatural running and should be considered an activity, which accelerates the aging process and puts at risk your … [Read more...]

Should I Do Other Cardio Between Running Days? Barefoot Running Society Forum Question

barefoot running society stomp of approval

Question: Let's say I'm running/walking 3 days a week, such as the C25K or E25K program I'm currently working on.  Should I engage in other cardio activities such as cycling or elliptical during the running "off" days in between?  Or would it be better to have the off days be TRUE rest days with no cardio activities? Despite hating stationary indoor workouts, I was leaning more towards the elliptical if I do anything, since that's probably lower impact than even cycling for me.  We have plenty … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #89 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates A Stretch To Increase The Flexibility Of The Arch Of Your Foot

Dr james Stoxen DC demonstrates stretching the arch of the foot

  In The Human Spring Mechanism there are two parts that colide. The ground and your body. If you don't have anything in between them then they will collide. We were designed with a spring mechanism that is built into each floor of your body. What I am going to show you is a new stretch that will help strengthen the Human Spring and increase the flexibility of the arch of your foot. First you grab each one of your toes with your finger Pull towards you to stretch your … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #87 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates Self-Help Deep Tissue Of The Ankle Mortise

Pressure point of the ankle mortise

When your Human Spring is released then the forces are loaded deep into the spring. This means: You get maximum loading maximum protection maximum energy for efficiency The body is a giant spring with 7 floors of springs: The arch The subtalar joint The ankle mortise The knee The hip The spine The head-neck Today we are going to release the third floor which is the ankle mortise. This is where the ankle bone or the edge of the distal edge of the tibia meets … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #77 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates How to Self Adjust Your Toes

Dr James Stoxen DC Releases The Toes

At the age of 27 I suffered from pain and fatigue. I developed foot and toe pain, sharp leg pain, lower hip pain and even knee cap pain. Every weight bearing joint was killing me!  My knees were cracking with every step. Not to mention having foot lock.  I sounded like a cricket! I couldn’t lift without severe lower back pain afterwards. I was a 27 year old doctor thinking, what are the causes of arthritis? I was thinking there has to be a treatment plan for pain! In my experience … [Read more...]

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