Since 1995 – Warren Potash, Specialist in Exercise Therapy and Sports Nutrition, has trained more than 600 teen female athletes with remarkable results.

Today, every female athlete can reap the benefits by stabilizing their lower body and core to minimize their risk for injury and become the best athlete each can be with integrated and sport-specific training to play sports. Not just elite athletes – researchers are saying that female athletes as early as 9 years old will benefit from BNP Training; ie, balance, neuromuscular control, and proprioception. Cost effective, at-home training is available now for those who can not receive one-on-one or group training.

Currently, there is an unacceptably high injury rate for the female athlete, primarily due to ACL [anterior cruciate ligament in the knee] injuries. These ACL injuries are non-contact [body giving out on its own] injuries with a rate as much as three [3] to nine [9] times higher for females as compared to male athletes. There are many reasons that females are more prone to ACL injuries. The reasons include biomechanical, physiological, and hormonal issues. According to researchers, the reasons are complex and may be isolated or connected to the following:

• Lack of neuromuscular spurt at puberty (as compared to males)

• Female Triad – osteoporosis, eating disorders, and amenorrhea [loss of period]

• Wider hip to knee ratio [“Q angle”]

• Jumping using quads and landing hard

• Running upright

• Possible hormonal changes

• Muscular imbalances and weaknesses

Lax [loose] joints

• Playing sports without training

• Growth plate and joint development

• Lack of coordination

• Properties of ligaments and tendons

• Neuromuclear fatigue

• Tendon response to exercise

The factors shown above do not allow young and adolescent female athletes to be trained in the same manner as same-age male athletes. The female's body is not ready to play and the many repetitive motions may cause injury; especially with the lack of training by females prior to sports' competition.

A valued study shows that competitive female soccer players who injured an ACL injury, requiring surgery or not, will have osteoarthritic challenges within 12 years in their knee. Similar age males may, or may not develop a similar condition – but it takes 20 years or more on average. Researchers also estimate that 1 in 10 female collegiate athletes will suffer a season ending ACL injury each year. Therefore, the challenges for the female athlete are more severe in the long term as compared to males, not to mention the long rehabilitation period in the short term [for up to nine months or longer] for returning to sports competition at a high level.

BNP Training really works! As a 15 year old female told me [paraphrasing]: I did not understand how this could help me play softball better, but I stepped in a hole in the outfield and instead of turning my ankle and being out for weeks – I made an instant correction. I became faster, quicker, and stronger.