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


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 aspect of barefoot running. Where I can increase my coordination, balance and agility.

Dr. James Stoxen steps around the rocks

When I am meandering around the rocks I have to place my foot around the rock and it might be placed in the position above.

tibialis anterior muscle

My next step I might need to use my balance to go around as you can see in the picture above. (notice the tibialis anterior muscle) I use my balance to keep my body mass over my foot and avoid the rocks.

I don’t ever think of running barefoot on rocks as a negative. I look at it as a positive as an added dimension, variable to improve:

  • Agility
  • Balance
  • and Coordination



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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