September 23, 2015 Volume XXV, No. 07

The following article first appeared in the October 2015 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Michael Popke

During the first lecture of her “Therapeutic Interventions” course at the University of Texas-Arlington, Cindy Trowbridge, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS, has delivered a critical piece of wisdom to a classroom full of future athletic trainers. “There are no protocols, there are only patients,” she tells them.


Offseasons spent building the power necessary to play above the net have lifted Pennsylvania State University women’s volleyball to four national titles in the past six seasons. 

The following article appears in the October 2015 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Cameron Davidson

Cameron Davidson, MS, CSCS, SCCC, USAW, is Performance Enhancement Coach for Pennsylvania State University women’s volleyball, men’s ice hockey, and track and field. He can be reached at: [email protected].


The New Orleans Saints’ head athletic trainer always wanted to host a symposium to educate high school students about the profession. Getting the event off the ground was a team effort.

The following article appears in the October 2015 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Scottie Patton


In 2014, the Colorado State University-Pueblo football team won the NCAA Division II title, just eight years after the program was restarted. Here, its strength coach shares the top five strategies he used in the weightroom to help the squad reach the podium.

The following article appears in the October 2015 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Allen Hedrick


As the emerging field of nutrigenomics grows, more and more athletes are looking to personalize their diets for performance gains. The first step is understanding the genetic testing process.

The following article appears in the October 2015 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Nanci S. Guest


As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, we check in with Jon Almquist, who co-authored a controversial article for T&C regarding athletic training students back in the 1990s and has become an expert on treating concussions since his retirement from the high school ranks.

The following article appears in the October 2015 issue of Training & Conditioning.