Video Tutorial # 166 Second Toe Should Point At The Target During Walking, And Running Both Barefoot And Shod

Dr James Stoxen DC shares and demonstrates
Video Tutorial #166 Second Toe Should Point At The Target During Walking, And Running Both Barefoot And Shod
Coco Cay, Bahamas
November 9, 2011

The first piece of advice I can give you in barefoot running is keeping your second toe pointing towards the target. The second toe is the axis where your weight distributes across the foot during running.

When the foot lands it’s the mass times the acceleration equals the force of the landing.

Dr. James Stoxen DC Barefoot Running Coco Cay, Bahamas

Having a strong and released spring suspension system is important.

Torque is when an object is in a position that causes a spinning motion. In order for you to keep away from your body from doing this is to keep your second toe pointing towards the target with the big toe inside the center line.

When you land most of the body weight is carried on the first and second toe, with the 3rd through the 5th toe being the guides.

If your running with your foot pointed out it causes torque and your frame to be twisted which could result in injury.


About Dr James Stoxen DC (282 Posts)

Dr. James Stoxen, D.C., owns and operates Team Doctors Treatment and Training Center. and Team Doctors Sports Medicine and Anti-aging Products. He has been the meet and team chiropractor at many national and world championships. He has been inducted into the prestigious National Hall of Fame, the Personal Trainers Hall of Fame and appointed to serve on the prestigious, Global Advisory Board of The International Sports Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners. Dr. Stoxen is a sought after speaker, internationally having organized and /or given over 1000 live presentations around the world.(full bio)


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