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


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 you are running without shoes on it becomes an extra variable in the running equation. This can be better because it adds another dimension to your run which is called:

  1. Agility
  2. Coordination
  3. and Balance!

When you are running with shoes on you become less aware of your running. Listening to nature or your ipod ect. Becoming less aware of your environment because you have the shoes to

range of motion

protect you.

When you are running barefoot you might see that there are rocks on the street and your looking at those, which causes you to run around them. In the process of running around the rocks or avoiding debris you are not just running straight but strengthening the muscles of your foot by moving your foot around the rocks.

By looking down and ahead of where you are running your eye/feet coordination is being used.


Watch me run down the road and dodge the rocks and strengthen my spring suspension muscles.




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