Take Life One Telephone Pole At A Time

Take Life One Telephone Pole At A Time

This is a continuation of our previous post Confidence Is Key For Success.


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Life is going to give you challenges every step of the way. It is going to test us and make us fight harder the more we succeed; and with every success we grow stronger. To continue to succeed, all you have to do is take it one telephone pole at a time…

My grandfather was one of the smartest and hardest working men I’ve ever known. For example, as a personal challenge, and as a way to strengthen his bond with his teenage son, he rode his bicycle across the America with my uncle…twice! Once when he was 40 and again when he was 42.

He was not someone who would ever go to the gym or exercise regularly. Instead, he just worked. He worked on the house, in the yard, at his jobs, when it was cold, when it was hot, when it was rainy, when it was dark…he was always doing something to improve the things around him, and there was always something to do.

When he first started training, he was out of shape and riding a bike was not easy for him, to say the least. A few days before he started training, he was talking to one of his friends about his idea and the friend told him, “start off slow and count the telephone poles.”

He was not sure what his friend meant so they explained, “Go to the first telephone pole from your house and back home on the first day. The second telephone pole on the second day, the third on the third day, and so on until you built up enough strength to go for a few miles”.

So that’s what he did. He took it one telephone pole at a time.

As his confidence and strength grew, he would start going farther and farther until he was doing 30-60 miles rides multiple times per week up mountains and back. He grew so strong that during one of his trips the right pedal on his bike broke off at the base of the rocky mountains, so he had to ride all day uphill with just one pedal.

Sometimes life is going to challenge you with a broken pedal, and you just have to keep riding to show you are stronger than life’s challenges.

Take small victories and build up your confidence.

Your greatest accomplishment was not yesterday nor today.

Your greatest accomplishment comes tomorrow.

So when life knocks off one of your pedals, say “bring it on!” and just keep trucking along to show that you are stronger than whatever life throws at you! Defeat one challenge and keep pushing forward, taking on bigger and bigger challenges as you reach greater and greater success!

There ain’t nothing that can stop you now!

To learn more about my grandfather’s influence go to Be No Strength Motivation.


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2019 State Of The Mathias Method

2019 State Of The Mathias Method

This is the 2019 State Of the Mathias Method address, letting you know what we have been doing the last year and what we plan to do moving forward.

What We’ve Been Up Too

This past year (2018) was great year of growth as a company. We expanded our knowledge base with the addition of this Strength Blog and published 10 books on how to improve your training.

Both had great success and continue that success today.

In just 2018 alone we helped over a thousand people in need get the information they needed to get stronger and healthier, in and out of the gym.

Dozens of these people even wrote in with their stories thanking us for our work. That alone makes it all worth it, knowing that we have helped so many people change their lives for the better.

With that being said, it is time to talk about the future and what you can expect…

What Is Next?

In our new found growth we have found that in order to move forward even more, we have to go back and improve our base. So, in the coming months we will be going through the tedius process of updating and upgrading our entire website’s host of information in order to solidify our foundation to create a stronger future.

Some of our upgrades you can already see on the site, such as our on site product listings and new features all over the site making our information all more accesssible to our followers.

Once our updates have all been complete we will coninue expanding our program base and be presenting more specific information towards how to workout properly for different individuals and specific goals.

If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please contact us today!

Until then, keep getting stronger my friends!

Strength to you,

Owner Ryan J. Mathias & the Mathias Method Team


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Walking Is Not Exercise

Walking Is Not Considered Exercise!

Did you know that walking is NOT considered exercise? Many people do not understand this, which is why I made this video to help explain why…enjoy!


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Video Summary

Walking is not considered exercise by ACSM (American College Of Sports Medicine) Guidlines!

The ACSM Guidelines state that the Exercise Minimums to not be labeled as “sedentary” (without exercise) are:


ACSM’s Guidlines – Weekly Exercise Minimums:

Moderate Intensity (40-60% VO2 Max)                    30 Min. /Day               ≥ 5 Days/Week

               Or

Vigorous Intensity (60-85% VO2 Max)                      20 Min. /Day               ≥ 3 Days/Week

               Or

A Combination of These Two

* Williams, L., Wilkins. (2014). ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. American College of Sports Medicine. Ninth Edition. [Text]

Moderate Intensity Exercise: Running, rowing, swimming, hiking, cycling, playing sport at a pace that is it difficult to maintain a conversation. 

Vigorous Intensity Exercise: Sprinting, rowing, jumping, swimming, cycling, playing sport at a pace in which you cannot maintain a conversation.

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Walking is simply not intense enough to be considered exercise or a “workout” for most healthy individuals.

Walking can be exercise for those first learning to walk or the elderly whom are losing their ability to walk, but for most of the population you need more intensity for it to be considered an exercise routine or workout.

Of course, walking does have some benefits, such as improved blood circulation, increased insulin resistance, and it obviously burns more calories than just sitting around.

However, for those of you trying to lose weight, build muscleget stronger, become more athletic, or reach your goals, your training needs to be done with greater intensity.

If you are a beginner and don’t know where to start, you can start by getting my FREE Bodyweight Strength Training Guide that can give you a real workout with just a few minutes of exercise everyday!

No go start a new challenge and take on the world!


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