Secret of Atheleticism

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  1. Bare Lee

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    I dunno, if the greatest active basketball player can play with deformed toes, the conclusion might be that toes don't matter!
     
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    But his problem is from doing it in shoes. I am talking about doing it barefoot
     
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    Sid - I reckon Chiong's 'secret' is up on toes, short foot, glutes engaged - like Pan ;)
     
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    Yah, I know, sorry, I was just trying to make a quip. Still, I bet he's pretty good barefoot too.

    Hey, I haven't been going through the massive links on this thread, but a great exercise for developing the arches and toe spring, that I've only recently started doing again, are bench hops, barefoot of course.
     
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    I think that Chong Xie's "hyper arch mechanism" as he concieves it, is closer to hammer toes, rather than short foot.
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    Is that a photo showing a good hyper arch or a bad set of hammer toes Sid? Either way it's put me off the whole idea! I tried running on the treadmill tonight with my glutes engaged, up on my toes with them scrunched up like in short foot. The only thing I noticed was that my cadence increased
     
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    Take a look at Chong Xie's videos and decide for yourself, if they are one and the same.

    Also, scroll through his twitter feed and determine for yourself, if this is someone who is likely to have developed a coherent, new and innovative approach to sports training. https://twitter.com/cx_athleticism
     
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    I have Sid. I have had many discussions with Chiong about this. I'm still curious, but not enough to buy his book
     
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    Well, since you are curious, you may wish to review this series of posts with links to information from The Gait Guys, Dr. Allen and Dr. Waerlop. I've found them to be immensely informative. Then, revisit Chong Xie's "theories".
    http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/index.php?posts/150368

    However, if you are still curious ...
    www.secret-of-athleticism.com
    As for myself, my feet are now working wonderfully, after targeting some of my problem areas with information from The Gait Guys.
     
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    You should open up a clinic Sid! You seem to have really mastered this stuff.
     
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    No clue really. If I actually knew what I was doing, it wouldn't have taken me 4 years to transition! :D

    I've just organized some of the materials that I've found to be useful. Barefoot TJ always wanted a librarian, so I guess she finally has one (sort of).
     
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    I can't believe the Dalai Lama didn't reply to him after he offered him the secret of athleticism. :D
     

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    The Dalai Lama already possesses buns of steel. He's barefoot, too![​IMG]
     
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    The holy glutes!
     

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    I still think he has something, but I don't think it helps for anything more than a very short sprint, which they do in basketball, where he is targeting his 'secret.'

    I do keep trying it occasionally and it does make your legs feel stronger ... for a while. I can only maintain it for a minute or so.

    Try doing short foot while you are running and see what you think.

    You are right though Sid. It is completely ass-backwards to everything we're told to do for barefoot running. Which is why I don't think it is of use to me.
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    i heard him or read him clearly stating he's not a runner. an athlete maybe but not a runner.
     

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    Just because one can feel muscles activating, doesn't mean that it's proper technique for running. There's a difference between explosive power required for team sports vs. the more relaxed tension of endurance sports.
     
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