True Health #11 - Cody Roberts - The 'Versatilist' - Assistant S&C Coach University of Iowa

My discussion with Cody covers... - what is a 'vesratilist'? - training principles and methodology - is technology killing the art of coaching - youth athletic development - and much more! - Thank you for watching this video.


Cody Roberts joined the University of Iowa Olympic Strength and Conditioning staff in July 2016.  Roberts coordinates the strength & conditioning programs for Rowing, Softball, Men's & Women's Cross Country, Track & Field Throwers and Middle Distance.  He came to Iowa from Bradley University where he served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Sport Performance since 2010.  During his 6 year tenure at Bradley, Roberts oversaw all aspects of administration, training and development for student-athletes across all 15 Missouri Valley Sports.  

Roberts earned a Master’s of Science in Education in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas in 2010 while working as a Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Olympic Sports Performance Staff.  Prior to earning his graduate degree he worked as an Intern and Graduate Assistant Strength Coach at Illinois State University.

A native of Bloomington, IL, Roberts was a four year member of the Track and Field team at the University of Kansas, where he was a two time team captain in 2006 & 2007 and All-Big XII Conference and Region discus and hammer thrower.

Roberts is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, USAW Certified Sport Performance Coach from USA Weightlifting, as well as CPR/AED certified. He also serves as the Director of Education for the Hawkeye Strength staff and serves as a adjunct lecturer for the Health & Human Physiology Department at University of Iowa. Cody lives with his fiancé Jessica Haerther in Cedar Rapids and they are set to marry October 6th, 2018.

Show Notes

'The Price of Gold' Documentary

Science of Sport


Keith Barr Podcast on Tendon Stiffness 


TMG Functional Muscle Strain Testing 

Force Decks

True Health #10 -- Da' Beards Take on Diastasis Recti

In this episode of Da' Beards, Sloan and I discuss all things diastasis recti. What is it? Who does it effect? How does it effect you? How to treat? We take a deep dive into all things DRA. - Thank you for watching this video.

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True Health #9 -- Dave Hall -- "my gym is like the island for misfit toys"

Episode 9 has me sitting down to chat with Dave Hall who is a gym owner (, CBD business owner ( coach and fitness expert ( was one of my most fun and interesting podcasts yet. - Thank you for watching this video.

True Health #8 -- Hope Davis, Pharm D. -- Wellness Pharmacist

In episode 8 I sit down with Hope Davis, Pharm D. of Wellness in the Making ( We discuss the following; - what is a Wellness Pharmacist - finding balance between diet, supplements and medication - interactions among common medications and supplements - the difference in regulations with supplements and medication - the problem with centralized regulation of medications - some practical tips on how to optimize your supplement/medication protocol Enjoy!

True Health #7 -- Bed Wetting and Primitive Reflexes, Do We 'Pop Hips Back In?', Who's My Doctor

In this episode I discuss my primary care doc, Dr. Leigh St. Petery who is a functional medicine DO in Alabama. I also take on the issue of bed wetting, how it may be tied to propioception or neurologic integration issues and some tactics on how to help with this issue.

True Health #6 -- Da Beards -- Fringe Health Jumpstarts

In this episode Da Beards are back to discuss what they do as individuals and what they collectively do in the pursuit of health. You'll learn their struggles and a couple of ways they manage them. Also, Dr. Beard dives into a few fringe heath tools. - Thank you for watching this video.

True Health #5 - Samantha Avenengo, MPH, LMT

Samantha Avenengo joins me on this episode as we discuss a plethora of topics surrounding a shift from the standard medical model to a more functional medicine model, ways to have huge impacts by making small changes in your life and just some overall fascinating insights into what it means to be truly healthy.

Nutrition and Lifestyle Intervention on Mood and Neurological Disorders

C-reactive protein, chronic low back pain and, diet and lifestyle

Mind-altering microorganisms: the impact of the gut microbiota on brain and behaviour

'Undoctored' by Dr. William Davis

True Health #4 -- Haglund's deformity, my role in the current healthcare revolution and more...

Show Notes

True Health #3 -- DaBeards -- The 'New' Wild West of Healthcare

True Health #3 -- DaBeards -- The 'New' Wild West of Healthcare

We live in an unprecedented time of governmental regulation when it comes to healthcare, yet we are seeing more negative outcomes from surgical intervention and traditional pharmaceutical prescription.

This is leading to a wave of new age practitioners that are having to step outside the lines to paint a new canvas of what healthcare really means.

True Health #2 -- Jake Naumcheff, CSCS -- Creating Goals for Exercise

In this episode the case of the week is an Achilles tendon complaint with neurological involvement, ankle triplanar mobilizations (MEDS), Jake Naumcheff, CSCS joins me to discuss how to create better strategies for directing your workouts. - Thank you for watching this video.