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Published on November 19th, 2014 | by gatsbyadmin

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Cannabis & Fitness in Men’s Journal

Recently, Cliff Drusinsky was interviewed by Men’s Journal and his use of cannabis in work outs and physical training. He asked our president, Hunt, to assist with the piece and Men’s Journal ran “Get High, Train Harder” this past week on their website. It focuses on the new aspect of cannabis for recovery, focus, and repeated consistency in the gym as well as the products to use for your own practice: flowers, concentrates, lotions, edibles, and salves.

Here’s a bit from the piece:

“Four to six times a week, elite triathlete Clifford Drusinsky wakes up at 3 AM to train. But before he sets out, he opts not for a sports drink but for 20 milligrams of THC in a marijuana energy bar. By the time it kicks in, 30 minutes later, he’s started an hour in the pool, a three-hour bike ride, or a 13-mile run. “Marijuana relaxes me and allows me to go into a controlled, meditational place,” says Drusinsky. “When I get high, I train smarter and focus on form.”

Drusinsky’s weed-fueled regimen seems to be working. The 39-year-old athlete took the podium for his age group in nine major triathlons in 2013, including a first-place finish at the South Beach Triathlon in Miami (although he’s careful to note he wasn’t high during any of the races — taking marijuana from one state to another, after all, is still illegal). And with weed now legal in his home state of Colorado, Drusinsky spreads the gospel of marijuana-infused fitness at the Denver gym he owns, F.I.T.S. Conditioning, inviting his two dozen clients to indulge via edibles before guiding them through dynamic stretches and TRX drills. “I work out longer high,” says one client, John Hunt, an entrepreneur. Adds product developer Chad White: “If I take a little bit before heavy training, I am totally dialed in.”

You can follow Cliff at @cliffydeez on IG for more on the health and wealth lifestyle. He is based out of Denver, CO and is an unbelievable coach for the outdoors athlete. Check out the full feature on Men’s Journal here.

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