"If we strip away the shoes from our basketball elites, Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Russell Westbrook, you'll be shocked to see exactly how their feet work. The shoe is the greatest magician of all time, deceiving our perception" - Chong Xie
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The journey started with a question:
What is the difference between the elite athletes and regular people? is it genetic or biomechanics?
In 1954 Hicks first described the Windlass Mechanism, the Windlass Mechanism works as the heel comes off the ground while the big toe remains on ground, dorsiflexing the metatarsophalangeal joints. The increase tension in the long plantar fascia produces a rigid inner longitudinal arch by compacting the medial column joints(talonavicular, navicular-cuneiform, cuneiform-1st metatarsal and 1st metatarsophalangeal joints). This compacting of the medial column joints is essential, as it maintains the foot as a rigid level.
For 59 years, nobody could explain how to properly facilitate this mechanism until…Now, for the first time ever, the science that powers super athletes like Lebron James, Michael Jordan can be leveraged by you. Sports will never be the same again!
"When you stand, your feet is in the neutral mode, if you think you can perform sports in this mode without injury you are dead wrong, it should be a crime to let your kid play sports without understanding the knowledge of biomechanics, globally we need to change and the change start with you."
Define: Athleticism (in my book)
By Chong Xie
Published: July 10, 2013
Words: 8,530 (approximate)
"Secret of Athleticism" by Chong Xie extensively delves into the success formula of elite athletes and their outstanding performances using a unique yet practical approach that has never been documented before. The book combines the elements of science, science fiction, real life application and ground breaking discovery to give the reader the true secret of athleticism in an easy and understandable way.
Summary of the Book:
There is a question that arises in our consciousness: is it really genes or biomechanics that make us different from the widely sought after and famous athletes whose performances are not only awe inspiring but almost seem "out of this world" magical? Keeping this million-dollar question in mind the author Chong Xie embarks on an inquisitive journey to crack the code and unravel the truth. He successfully does so in this book and shares his discovery with you. In his narrative, he effectively syncs science fiction and science together. The discovery is amazing and it gives you the answer not only to one sport phenomenon but it can be used to answer all. The same mechanism unraveled in this book can be replicated by just anyone! regardless of race or body composition.
The sports industry across the globe has known for ages that elite athletes combine their big toe and hip (Gluteus Maximus) predominantly in delivering superior athletic performances. These athletes were born knowing, it’s natural to them, but they could not explain exactly how it works. Chong Xie has cracked this very code and discovered the mechanism which would allow you to fully engage the Gluteus Maximus consciously without the aid of movement. This mechanism is one that can be replicated once you know how.
This very knowledge drastically reduces ankle sprains and other common injuries. It implies that you as an athlete can get control over your performance and health. Running barefooted becomes easy and natural to you. The book is an honest and practical guide to a natural way for enhancing performance and reducing injuries. It helps the athlete get a true understanding of how he/she can perform to his/her optimal levels without harm to the body.
About the Author:
Chong Xie is an inquisitive, enthusiastic writer with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Binghamton University. He has a solid analytical experience of being a technical analyst for the past ten years in esteemed companies like Messagelabs (now under Symantec) and Bloomberg.
With his book "Secret of Athleticism" Chong Xie makes an honest endeavor to help all of us understand and discover a path to superior athletic performance without the expense of injury.