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Today, we’re feeling more lost, unmotivated, and unhealthier than ever before… We're Christian and Carlo, high school friends and co-founders of Strength-N-U Inc.. At the age of 26, we took just a few thousand dollars and, in less than 6 years, turned it into a multi-million dollar fitness and therapy empire. We'll share the lessons we learned along the way so you can avoid our mistakes and dramatically improve your health, wealth, and peach of mind. Welcome to Behind The Strength!

Today, we’re feeling more lost, unmotivated, and unhealthier than ever before… We're Christian and Carlo, high school friends and co-founders of Strength-N-U Inc.. At the age of 26, we took just a few thousand dollars and, in less than 6 years, turned it into a multi-million dollar fitness and therapy empire. We'll share the lessons we learned along the way so you can avoid our mistakes and dramatically improve your health, wealth, and peach of mind. Welcome to Behind The Strength!
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Today, we’re feeling more lost, unmotivated, and unhealthier than ever before… We're Christian and Carlo, high school friends and co-founders of Strength-N-U Inc.. At the age of 26, we took just a few thousand dollars and, in less than 6 years, turned it into a multi-million dollar fitness and therapy empire. We'll share the lessons we learned along the way so you can avoid our mistakes and dramatically improve your health, wealth, and peach of mind. Welcome to Behind The Strength!

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Signs You Need A Break

5/22/2019
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Throw the F*ck down is a saying we live by here at SNU. We want all our fitfam to put in 110% every single rep, every single day, whether it be at home, in the gym or at work! BUT, we also understand the value of rest and the need for a break. Remember, muscles are torn in the gym, fed in the kitchen and built in bed. Overtraining/overworking happens to everyone that works hard. Christian and Carlo know and understand that. In this episode, Christian and Carlo discuss the signals and signs...

Duration:00:38:29

How To Find The Right Program

5/15/2019
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When your fitness goal is to lose weight, gain muscle mass, sprint faster or lift heavier, you have to choose the right training program to efficiently achieve your goals. If you're trying to lose a certain amount of weight in a certain amount of time, concentrating on heavy deadlifts and squats probably won't get your there... Christian and Carlo talk about how to find the right program for you. If you want to maximize your potential and reach your goals, you will want to tune into the...

Duration:00:36:43

If It Fits In Your Macros

5/8/2019
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IIFIYM means "If It Fits In Your Macros". This is a diet that involves you counting the number of macronutrients vs. counting the calories you are consuming. Because of the focus is more on proteins, fats and carbohydrates, this allows for a person to be much more flexible on what they can consume... As long as it fits in your macros. Christian and Carlo discuss and present the pros and the cons of this diet, who should and shouldn't be doing it and their personal take on it as well. If you...

Duration:00:28:09

When Should I Expect Results

5/1/2019
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Working out and attaining certain goals is a process. Many people either lack the knowledge and guidance or just straight up don't respect the process. Thus, people get discouraged and quit their journey. Regardless of where you are in your journey, when you want results, you have to go through some sort of process/program. Christian and Carlo talk about a question everyone has in their heads. When should I expect results? They discuss things to consider such as your past lifestyle, eating...

Duration:00:43:33

Stop Planning and Start Doing

4/25/2019
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From a business stand point, planning is USUALLY a key contributor to success. But the reality of things is that, nothing ever really goes exactly as planned. There will be curve balls and many unexpected things thrown at you that you never accounted for in your "plan". Or, you can be just be stuck in the planning stages and self-sabatoging your progress/growth. Christian and Carlo discuss this topic for the entrepenuer minded individuals who need that push to begin or take the next steps...

Duration:00:35:59

Cheat Meals

4/3/2019
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Cheat meals. Are they good? Are they bad? Are you even in the position to have one? If you are starting your fitness journey or chasing that goal, these are few questions you should ask yourself before you even consider having one. The word cheat has negative connotations and is usually associated with the feeling of guilt. But, cheat meals aren't always a bad thing. In fact, if you have been following a strict diet and training consistently, cheat meals can actually boost your metabolism...

Duration:00:38:27

How To Immediately Get Over A Plateau

3/20/2019
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Plateaus happen to everyone during their fitness journey. It's not just you. There comes a point where you just stop losing weight, or you stop gaining muscle, or you just can't seem to beat that time. Going through plateaus can definitely be discouraging and we know exactly how that feels! Don't let it get the best of you. Carlo and Christian discuss plateaus, the signs that you are hitting a plateau, why your choices may be the cause of your plateau and what to do if you are currently in...

Duration:00:36:05

How To Leverage Hard Times

3/13/2019
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We all experience hard times in life. Whether it's at work or in your personal relationships, hard times are going to happen. When you experience them, it's easy to just run away and not deal with the problem. But, who really does that? We all know the phrase, "what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger." In most cases, this is true! Join us this episode as Carlo and Christian encourage everyone to take a step back and reflect, take accountability for their actions and face the facts....

Duration:00:31:25

Lessons From Training You Can Apply To Life

3/6/2019
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There are many take aways from fitness that we all know about... We get fit, gain muscle and strength, lose fat, and there is so much more! But, one of the best things in fitness that many people don't talk about are the lessons we learn in the gym/while training that we can apply to our everyday life. We spend countless hours and work so hard to reach certain goals and when we reach these goals, we look past or downplay the fact that it was extremely hard to achieve. Carlo and Christian...

Duration:00:30:47

Pain vs. Suffering

2/27/2019
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Everyone goes through pain and experiences hard times throughout their life. It's inevitable. Look back and think about a time when you went through pain, physically or emotionally, and think about how you dealt with it. Our mantra is "Pain is inevitable and suffering is a choice" because we believe that the pain we have endured has literally made us stronger. We are not saying that you can't or shouldn't feel pain, feeling pain is a good sign that you are alive! Pain is an indicator that...

Duration:00:29:03

How To Fight Laziness?

2/20/2019
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Laziness. Whether we live a fitness lifestyle or not, it's one of those words that we all want to dissociate ourselves with. Nobody wants to be lazy. Being lazy can literally prevent you from being healthy and progressing with anything in life... Your career, cleanliness and your love life! In this case, Christian and Carlo talk about laziness in terms of your fitness. We all have those days and to be quite honest, it's completely okay! One or two days out of the gym will not kill you or...

Duration:00:25:52

How Fitness Can Help You Overcome All Obstacles

2/13/2019
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In this episode, we sit with long time friend and one of the very first SNU members to sign up in 2011 when we had nobody wanting to pay for our services, the unbelievably inspiring, Michelle Pierce. We brought her on the podcast because we know and understand the hardships and hurdles that she has gone through. From being a single mother, fighting age and race stereotypes, going to work and running her own business, and hitting what seemed to be her rock bottom. Michelle talks about the...

Duration:00:46:01

Do I Give My Services For Free?

2/6/2019
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🎙Behind The Strength Podcast🎙 --Available on iTunes and Spotify-- . Author: @snu_carlo SHOULD YOU WORK FOR FREE? Yes, you absolutely should…when it makes sense to… ESPECIALLY if you’re new to the game. When I first started as a personal trainer (2010), I showed up at 6 am every single day for months to shadow and learn from Christian and other senior trainers… Although I had about 12 years experience training myself in the gym before that point, the goal was to learn as much as...

Duration:00:30:07

Checklist Before Going To Gym

1/30/2019
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We are closing out January and some of us have yet to hit the gym/start our fitness new year resolutions. This could be because of laziness or time but there are a bunch of us who haven't started because we simply don't know where to start. And that is OK. It's not okay if you don't seek for help or the necessary answers but that's a complete issue in itself. Don't prevent yourself from reaching your fitness goals because you don't know where to start. Carlo and Christian have created a...

Duration:00:26:05

HIIT or Steady State Cardio

1/23/2019
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If you are trying to lose weight or trying to get fit, cardio is a big component to your program. Steady state was the norm. You would hit the treadmill, go outside for a run and you would probably stay at the same moderate intensity throughout that workout. Recently, all of that has changed with the introduction of High-intensity interval training. HIIT is where your workout involves changing the intensity and working harder for certain intervals throughout the routine. With so much...

Duration:00:20:53

Good Pain vs. Bad Pain

1/16/2019
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Fearing and experiencing gym pains can prevent you from moving forward to reach your goals. Especially, if you are new to the gym and don't understand these "pains". Understanding these pains is the first step to moving forward and who knows, you may even look forward to and be excited to feel it. Can you distinguish between good pains and bad pains? Christian and Carlo discuss the differences of good and bad pain, pain vs. soreness, how and where you should be feeling these pains and also,...

Duration:00:22:20

How to get over fear of being judged

1/9/2019
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Have you ever felt like you were/are getting judged at the gym? Has this feeling prevented or even stopped you from going to certain facilities? This isn’t a fear and anxiety that only new gym goers experience. Insecurities haunt us all. But don’t fear and be a victim to your insecurities. Christian and Carlo share some ways to overcome the fear of being judged at the gym so you can continue your fitness journey. Strong, proud and confidently!

Duration:00:25:20

Top Reasons Why People Quit Their Fitness Goals In The New Year

1/2/2019
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It's the start of the new year and more than likely, we have all made fitness New Year's Resolutions. Whether they are big or small resolutions, we are hoping that you all stick to the plan to meet your goals! If you're just beginning, these next few weeks are the most challenging in terms of changing your lifestyle, making new habits and committing to yourself. With so many distractions, discouragements, negative influences around us and maybe even a lack of support, we understand how...

Duration:00:19:14

Downfalls Of Being Fit That No One Talks About

12/27/2018
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Regardless of what your goal may be, if you are an avid gym-goer you are probably considered "fit" in the eyes of others. This may cause some unwanted attention, unnecessary questions and comments from your peers that you certainly do not want. People also assume that you probably got it easily. They don't care for the hard work and sacrifice you put in. You are automatically judged and working out is probably all you do.... We get it. This is just one example of what fit people go...

Duration:00:26:34

Your Fitness Goals Don't Have To Be Extreme

12/19/2018
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The influences are all around us. In TV, magazines and most definitely on every popular social media platform, the images of curves and slim waists, massive biceps and 6-pack abs and even in our own gyms. With all this in our faces, how can you possibly concentrate on the main goal at hand? To be healthy. It's definitely fine to want a certain physique but these constant images can definitely defer people from taking their first steps(or next step) and have them trying to make unrealistic...

Duration:00:23:23