How to Make Time for the Gym When You're Tired, Busy, and Overworked

November 28, 2020 // Fitness

Mike Clancy, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, tells SELF, “Ten minutes is better than five, and five minutes is better than zero,” he explains. That way, it's not about having a perfect workout every single time, Clancy says.

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How to Master the Barbell Squat: 3 Simple Rules for Success

September 4, 2020 // Fitness

“When you consider the rate, quality, and control of your breathing during training, you get better results,” says Mike Clancy, C.S.C.S., a New York City strength coach. “The more efficiently you deliver oxygen to your muscles, the harder and more efficiently you can work, which leads to better results”.

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5 Body-Weight Workout Myths to Stop Believing

August 26, 2020 // Fitness

"It's common to think that you need heavy barbells or dumbbells in order to have a challenging workout. But those are just tools" says Mike Clancy, a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and personal trainer based in New York City.

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Huff Post

A New Year's Resolution Shouldn't Be Used As A New Start On Your Health

January 9, 2020 // Wellness

“Instead of waiting for a better day, or period of time, try shifting your mindset toward what you can do today to improve 1% in the area you feel needs attention,” said Mike Clancy, a health and wellness expert and founder of MikeClancyTraining.

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Dynamic Stretching Warmup For Runners

December 2, 2019 // Fitness

Above all, a “body more capable of handling force and tension is a body more protected against injury,” says Mike Clancy, certified strength and conditioning specialist, a personal trainer and owner of MikeClancyTraining.

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Can You Get Strong Using Just Your Body Weight?

October 17, 2019 // Fitness

“Bodyweight training exercises, also known as calisthenics, are arguably the fastest and most reliable way to get stronger,” says Mike Clancy, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and personal trainer in New York City.

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5 Gym Machines You Need To Stop Being Intimidated By

August 1, 2019 // Fitness

“I asked Mike Clancy, lifestyle coach, certified personal trainer, and founder of MikeClancyTraining, about which gym machines I should stop being afraid of and start using . Mike knows what the f*ck he’s talking about, so if you’re trying to get strong for 2020, listen up and stop tiptoeing around these pieces of gym equipment.”

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Huff Post

How To Make Drinking Just A Tiny Bit Better For You

June 26, 2019 // Wellness

“Drink a glass of water between every glass of alcohol,” recommended Mike Clancy, a personal trainer in New York. He said that this simple 1:1 ratio principle can significantly improve your next-day outcome.

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Men's Health

Why You’re Not as Strong or Jacked as Your Training Partner

June 1, 2019 // Fitness

“Everyone’s body responds differently to the stimulus that you’re putting it through,” says Mike Clancy, C.S.C.S, a personal trainer in New York City. “If two people do the same exercise for the same number of reps, same volume, you’ll get two different responses.”

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5 Ways to Push Past a Muscle-Building Plateau

March 9, 2019 // Fitness

“Ten reps done fast, versus 10 reps done slowly with the same amount of weight, is a totally different ball game,” says Mike Clancy, a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

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15 Things You Can Eat Or Drink To Burn More Calories

February 27, 2019 // Nutrition

“Green tea is truly one of the only natural fat-burning drinks available to the consumer,” insists Mike Clancy, trainer and certified nutrition lifestyle coach. "[It] has a strong antioxidant profile. The high amount of EGCG—epigallocatechin gallate—triggers enzymes that get fat cells to release their stored fat and increase the amount of fat used for energy.”

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Waiting too long in-between meals could be affecting your health — here's how often you should actually be eating

May 8, 2018 // Nutrition

“Meal frequency is largely person-specific, according to Mike Clancy, C.S.C.S., health and wellness expert from MikeClancyTraining.

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Why Karlie Kloss's Weighted Sled Push Is an Amazing Total-Body Move—and How to Do It Correctly

February 23, 2018 // Fitness

“The sled push, which is meant to be an all-out, high-intensity exercise, requires simultaneous engagement from your back, glutes, hips, core, hamstrings, calves, triceps, and shoulders” NYC-based certified strength and conditioning specialist Mike Clancy tells SELF.

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Decoding Chloe Kim's Challenging Cross-Training Moves on Instagram

February 16, 2018 // Fitness

“These are very advanced movements,” NYC-based certified strength and conditioning specialist Mike Clancy tells SELF of the exercises Kim has posted on Instagram. “The percentage of the population that could actually do these correctly and effectively is small.”

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Why You Should Do Anti-Rotation Core Exercises Like Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn

February 6, 2018 // Fitness

“While this particular move strengthens Vonn’s obliques, which help keep her torso stable as she tears down mountains, anti-rotation moves in general are a great idea for anyone looking to up their core strength and overall fitness” NYC-based certified strength and conditioning specialist Mike Clancy tells SELF.

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Celebrity Trainer Ashley Borden's Simple Plank Variation Will Strengthen Your Shoulders and Core

February 2, 2018 // Fitness

“The move works practically every muscle group in your body, including your serratus anterior (the region around your rib cage that helps your core hold still), trapezius (a major muscle in your upper back and neck), triceps, glute medius (a hip adductor muscle on the outer side of the pelvis), obliques (muscles on both sides of your core) and erector spinae (a set of muscles in your lower back)” NYC-based certified strength and conditioning specialist Mike Clancy tells SELF.

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Cooking Light

10 Things You Can Do First Thing in the Morning to Kickstart Your Metabolism

January 16, 2018 // Wellness

“The first few hours of your day are arguably the most effective period of time to kickstart your metabolism,” says Mike Clancy, nutritionist and certified strength and conditioning specialist in New York City.

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How to Boost Health While Sitting at Your Desk

January 9, 2018 // Wellness

“Everyone knows the long list of benefits [that come] from increased water consumption, but many forget to drink water often enough,” says Mike Clancy, C.S.C.S., fitness and nutrition expert.

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7 Health Trends: Still Hot or Not?

December 20, 2017 // Nutrition

“In the next year, I think there will be a shift away from the ketogenic diet and instead a stronger emphasis on calorie management,” says Clancy. “If your goal is to increase leanness and reduce body fat, the most important factor will always be the total amount of energy relative to the body’s needs.”

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Can marijuana help your workouts? This gym thinks so

May 24, 2017 // Wellness

“If my clients are open to the idea, I fully support responsible usage of cannabis within their health routines,” says Clancy, adding that his clients work in high-stress jobs that leave little time for relaxation.

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11 Weird Old-Fashioned Exercise Habits We Should Actually Bring Back

May 20, 2017 // Fitness

"Some old-school exercise habits have been making a resurgence lately, and for good reason: they work," fitness and nutrition expert Mike Clancy, of MikeClancyTraining.

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10 Worst Pieces Of Common Fitness Advice That You Should Never Follow

May 1, 2017 // Fitness

Do A Certain Number Of Reps To Achieve This...
"This common advice has stuck with many for years in their workouts and entrapped exercisers into believing that certain rep ranges yield specific changes," says fitness expert and trainer Mike Clancy.

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New York Post

Nine ways not to die in your cubicle

March 27, 2017 // Wellness

“One way to up your step count while at work is to drink 2 liters of water a day, which would require you to get up and go to the bathroom every hour or so” says Michael Clancy, resident trainer at The Mark Hotel on the Upper East Side.

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Why Is Kim Kardashian Wearing a Garbage Bag Sweatsuit to Lose Weight?

February 22, 2017 // Fitness

"The garbage bag strategy is a highly-controversial, old-school thermogenic method that works for weight loss in a way that's similar to sitting in a sauna," says Mike Clancy, C.S.C.S. and founder of MikeClancyTraining.

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How To Use Being a Couple to Your Weight-Loss Advantage

February 14, 2017 // Fitness

“As a couple, set up small rewards for consistent healthy behaviors, such as a new set of athletic clothes after cooking at home 10 times — and outcome-based targets such as a weekend trip after losing 15 pounds,” says certified strength and conditioning coach Mike Clancy.

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The Fitness Trends You Won’t Stop Hearing About in 2017

December 28, 2016 // Wellness

Mike Clancy, the owner of MikeClancyTraining, explains, "Considering the growing amount of daily activity on smartphones, tablets, and so forth, the need for better recovery habits will be the new focus of the wellness and fitness industry."

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Runner's World

8 Simple Ways to Recover From a Holiday Food Hangover

December 21, 2016 // Nutrition

“After a night of excess, the highest priority should be aiding your digestive system to process all the foods consumed,” says Mike Clancy, C.S.C.S., certified nutritionist and founder of MikeClancyTraining.

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Men's Journal

6 Ways to Boost Your Immunity by Christmas

December 1, 2016 // Wellness

“Try walking uphill on a treadmill for 30 minutes or do two to three slow, long sets of resistance training with light weight. The idea is to stimulate, not annihilate.” says Mike Clancy, C.S.C.S.

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The Huffington Post

Top Fitness And Wellness Experts Reveal What Will Be Big In 2017

November 29, 2016 // Wellness

“Our recovery methods as a general population are becoming a cause for concern,” says Mike Clancy. “Sleep, while it’s understood to be a necessity, is now being treated as a luxury."

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Reader's Digest

37 “Healthy” Things You Have Permission to Stop Doing Right Now

October 1, 2016 // Fitness

“Foam rolling has been trendy for years but now the science shows a lack of long-term value. If you want more range and less stiffness, focus on moving and training each joint along its intended pathway through controlled motion." -Mike Clancy

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Yahoo! Beauty

12 Realities of Yo-Yo Dieting You Need to Hear

September 19, 2016 // Fitness

“The harder you push, the more the body will rebel. It's important to diet slowly and make small changes over time," says Mike Clancy.

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11 Signs You Need To Switch Up Your Workout Routine, According To Fitness Experts

September 1, 2016 // Fitness

"Every 8-12 weeks, it's important to explore a new element of fitness," says trainer Mike Clancy over email. "Are you a cardio fanatic? Try focusing on strength training for a season."

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5 Reasons Why Calories Burned Shouldn’t Influence Your Workout

August 9, 2016 // Fitness

“With exercise, the idea is to boost your metabolism not just during, but also after you workout” says Mike Clancy.

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Los Angeles Times

The Great Outdoors Can Put a Spring in Your Workout

November 7, 2014 // Fitness

A yoga mat or large beach towel will come in handy “when you need a flat, comfortable area and during positions where you’ll be on your hands or knees and need a little cushion,” says West Hollywood personal trainer Michael Clancy. The recently relocated New Yorker led twice-weekly “Work Out in the Park” group sessions in Central Park and plans a similar series in Los Angeles.

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The Best and Worst Fitness Playground Equipment

July 4, 2014 // Fitness

"Most people are particularly weak in their pulling muscles—upper back, rotator cuff, core stabilizers—and it shows with the poor posture that plagues the average individual," says Mike Clancy.

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25 Worst Diet Tips Ever

July 30, 2013 // Nutrition

"Eating in small, frequent amounts is a great way to curb hunger, control portion sizes, and make better nutritional choices," says Mike Clancy.

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