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#76 – Kyle Kingsbury: Discovering which means, despair, and psychedelics – Athletic Healthcare
Saturday, February 24, 2024
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#76 – Kyle Kingsbury: Discovering which means, despair, and psychedelics

On this episode, Kyle Kingsbury, retired UFC fighter and director of human optimization at Onnit, discusses the aim and which means that soccer and MMA gave him however which additionally acted as a distraction from his interior demons. Kyle opens up about his use of PEDs (steroids, testosterone, HGH) in faculty and talks about a number of the misconceptions round them. Subsequent, Kyle talks about his battle with despair and an in depth name with suicide that result in life-changing experiences with psilocybin and ayahuasca—which actually grew to become the turning level in his personal journey in the direction of being extra emotionally wholesome, discovering interior peace, and being a greater husband and father. 

*DISCLAIMER: The substances spoken about on this episode are unlawful and in no way are we advocating for anybody to make use of them or experiment with them. There are bodily, physiological, psychological, and authorized dangers round using these crops. This dialog is solely informational solely.



We focus on:

  • Rising up in a risky residence [6:30];
  • Taking part in faculty soccer at ASU, and letting go of NFL aspirations [15:45];
  • Kyle’s expertise taking anabolics (steroids/testosterone), misunderstood science, and concern mongering [23:15];
  • Kyle’s expertise with taking HGH [35:30];
  • The Whizzinator [36:45];
  • Struggles with despair and medicines, and a scarcity of which means after soccer [41:00];
  • Kyle’s shut name with suicide, and a non secular expertise [47:15];
  • Discovering refuge with blended martial arts, and Kyle’s early success in cage preventing [52:30];
  • Classes from Kyle’s first loss in preventing, and coaching for the UFC [59:45];
  • First experiences with psilocybin and ayahuasca, quieting the monkey thoughts, and discovering interior peace [1:07:15];
  • Overt vs. covert despair, despair in males vs. ladies, and the transition from adaptive to maladaptive behaviors [1:16:00];
  • Peeling again the layers with ayahuasca: Kyle tells tales about probably the most transformative experiences with psychedelics [1:19:00];
  • Does Kyle really feel like he has misplaced his “edge” on account of his journey? [1:26:15];
  • The place would Kyle be had he not found the facility of psychedelic medicines? [1:29:45];
  • Parenting: Stopping the cycle of trauma, reconnecting to our ancestral roots, and Kyle’s opinion on ayahuasca as a possible software for teenagers [1:31:40];
  • Relationship with dad and mom, blind spots, compassion, and forgiveness [1:37:15]; and
  • Extra.


Rising up in a risky residence [6:30]

  • Grew up outdoors of San Jose, CA in Cupertino and Sunnyvale
  • Fell in love with soccer at age 10
  • Performed soccer and wrestled in highschool
  • Kyle says he was a horrible pupil in highschool
  • He by no means took it severely
  • He like the eye of being a category clown
  • He would get into fights loads at school
  • It wasn’t till faculty that he discovered any curriculum to be fascinating or helpful
  • His dad was a blue collar employee
  • That is most likely what Kyle would have been if he hadn’t been athletic sufficient to play sports activities in faculty
  • On the similar time, his dad actually inspired him to be “higher” and go to school

A risky residence

  • Kyle’s dad and mom didn’t have a great relationship
  • A ton of arguing
  • One in all Kyle’s favourite books is Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg

    • No matter [nonviolent communication] is, my childhood was not.
  • Mother and father divorced when Kyle was 16
  • His youthful siblings did NOT need dad and mom to divorce however Kyle knew it was for the most effective
  • He mentioned his dad grew to become a gentler, kinder dad after that

In the end, 


Taking part in faculty soccer at ASU, and letting go of NFL aspirations [15:45]

Earlier than attending to ASU…

  • Kyle went to 2 totally different junior faculties (as a result of he grades have been so dangerous in HS)
  • He finally transferred to Arizona State (ASU)

Soccer at ASU

  • He walked on to the soccer crew at ASU
  • He performed line of defense (each sort out and finish)
  • Kyle mentioned he didn’t have the bodily measurement or gifted athleticism as many different guys
  • However credit his power coaches (Joe Kenn and Mark Uyeyama) for pushing him far previous his understand limits

Partying at ASU

  • ASU is called a celebration faculty
  • And it lives as much as its title says Kyle
  • Actually…

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Kyle Kingsbury

Kyle is the Director of Human Optimization at Onnit, a retired blended martial artist and UFC fighter, and the host of the Kyle Kingsbury Podcast.

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