| | PA Radio – Episode 303: Kyle Kingsbury

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Be Present, Be balanced

Kyle Kingsbury is in the business of Human Optimization. That means he’s dedicated to vetting the basic and fringe methods for living your best life. It also means he gets to use himself as guinnea pig for various training, dietary, meditative, and spiritual practices. As host of Onnit’s Human Optimization Hour podcast, he’s also able to probe the minds behind the methods. Sound familiar? This week we selfishly pick his brain for all the wisdom he’s amassed from his many guests and experiences. It’s podcast-ception and it’s beautiful.

While Kyle Kingsbury is best known for his career as a MMA fighter, he also prides himself on being dad and husband. When he discusses his passion for optimizing human performance he’s talking about incorporating practices that will enable you to live in the present moment and enjoy it. He’s uncovering tools everyday through his Onnit podcast guests, reading, traveling, and experiencing the fringe. Kyle talks about embracing the technological insights of modern but also yielding to the legacy of more primitive practices. Both have been proven effective  and have their place in promoting wellness. Speaking of balance, this episode is not all incense and dream-catcher. John’s stories of spending $1000 on Girl Scout Cookies, fighting with a backpack on, and a list of Tampa’s best strip clubs provide the yin-yang you’re looking for.


You can check  out Kyle’s podcast by going to onnit/podcast or searching iTunes or Stitcher. You can also find Kyle on instagram at @kingsbu.
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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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