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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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Self

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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Self

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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Self

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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Aaptiv

How to Boost Health While Sitting at Your Desk

January 9, 2018 /// Wellness

According to experts, the average desk-dwelling employee is deficient in one thing: proper hydration. “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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New York Post

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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Metro

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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Bustle

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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Bustle

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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Shape

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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MyFitnessPal

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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Thrillist

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

December 28, 2016 /// Wellness

Mike Clancy, the owner of Mike Clancy Training, 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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Bustle

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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BuzzFeed

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

Toss in a couple of towels and hand wipes because "sweating and dirt happen when you exercise outdoors," Clancy says.

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Shape

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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Prevention

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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