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STRENGTH WARRIORS are a group of individuals who are all trying to get better and reach their specific goals. Each has unique goals and training styles that add to the team’s value. We may have different reasons for training, but we all share the same purpose of building our STRENGTH together along our individual STRENGTH JOURNEY’s!

View the Team in Action:


**If you want to be a part of the Mathias Method Team email to learn more! We will be happy to hear from you!**


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Training Times:

Monday-                      Heavy                    Squat/ Deadlift Training                5:30pm

Wednesday-               Heavy                    Bench Press Training                      5:30pm

Friday-                          Light                     Squat/ Deadlift Training                 5:30pm

Saturday-                     Light                     Bench Press Training                       2:00pm

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Mathias Method Army supporting their General at the a USPA Meet

What is the Mathias Method Strength Team?

STRENGTH WARRIORS are a group of individuals who all have a similar goal in mind of getting stronger. This includes physically stronger through training as well as mentally by encouraging, motivating and helping others around themselves become more focused, self-disciplined and dedicated to bettering themselves everyday. We are a group of individuals who can help each other progress towards any goal. We are open to all forms of training, including powerlifting, bodybuilding, Olympic Lifting, Crossfit, sport training, strongman, general fitness or any other training style, that has strength at its core. We believe in strength as a way to progress, because strength can help you reach any goal faster.

What does it mean to be a STRENGTH WARRIOR?

We are all strong as individuals but together we can grow stronger! To be a STRENGTH WARRIOR means to continually seek to become better. It means you are willing to strive for more out of life, whether it be through strength training, goal seeking, character building or any other avenue you choose to take. You are courageous and do not limit yourself with your fears. You look to strengthen yourself as an individual and in turn will make the world around you Stronger!

Not only do we believe in making ourselves stronger, but we must also help those around us. Individually our growth is limited, but together we can go so much farther along our STRENGTH JOURNEY! We are STRENGTH WARRIORS!

Who can join the STRENGTH WARRIORS?

  • Men & Women (Ages 18+)
  • All experience levels (beginner-advanced)
  • Elite Lifters
  • Competitive Lifters
  • Bodybuilders
  • Sport Athletes
  • General Fitness Lifters

All are welcome!
If you are capable and want to get stronger, you can train with us!

Ryan J. Mathiasstrength warrior ryan mathias

Mathias Method Owner and Creator

Your Strength Journey Leader

“The Punisher”



5′ 11″          225 lbs.          220 lb./ 100 kg Weight Class


Amazon Best Selling Author, Ryan J. Mathias is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, with a degree in Exercise Science from California State University-Sacramento (CSUS). He is a competitive powerlifter with over 12 years of training experience, who has successfully squatted 500+lbs and deadlifted 600+lbs in the same competition reaching a 1400+lb total. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt with numerous martial art Grand Champion and World Championship Titles (2007-2010, 2013-2014, 2016). The Mathias Method was developed over his many successes and failures throughout his broad training experiences.


  • 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • 8 Time Martial Arts Grand Champion and World Champion
  • Amazon Best Selling Author
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • B.S. Degree in Exercise Science
    •           Strength Coach
    •           Personal Training
    •           Health and Fitness Concentration

Best Lifts:

Gym-          Squat 475          Bench Press 325           Deadlift 585

Competition-         Squat 507 (USPA)         Bench Press 319 (USPA)          Deadlift 606 (USPA)

Favorite Quote(s):

“Successful people do what they must, wether they feel like it or not.”

-Elliott Hulse, StrengthCamp

My Strength Journey

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From a time before I knew it I have been on my very own Strength Journey. It started with the PT’s my dad made my brothers and I do when we were kids, to the years I spent training by myself in the living room, to Weight Training in High School and now competing as a Powerlifter with a great team next to me! My Strength Journey was long, and continues on, but from it I learned more than I could have imagined. Now I am trying to help others avoid all the terrible mistakes I made so that you can truly become stronger!

Read My Full Strength Journey HERE!

Team Athletes

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Rocky “Mr. Perfect” Mahoneystrength warrior rocky mahoney

Form Corrector and General Nuisance 




He believes that passion is the best teacher, and has shown that through his own fitness journey. He started in early 2015 at around 225-230 lbs without a working knowledge of what he was doing, and without clear goals in mind other than the ever popular “lose weight”. After several months of implementing the advice and knowledge of the general public, he found that he was dissatisfied with his results, or lack thereof. It was May of that same year when he decided to really learn how to approach fitness in, not necessarily the right way, but a better way. At this time he was weighing in at 190-195 lbs, and had a 700-800 lb powerlifting total with poor form. He dove headfirst into the pursuit of everything diet and fitness related, reading over 200 studies, a dozen books, and started over from scratch to learn proper weight lifting form. After another six months of hard studying, and harder lifting, he arrived at a bodyweight of 165 lbs and an improved total of 900 lbs. He has continued his education into this subject that he is most passionate about, and is devoted to contributing what he knows to those who are trying to get stronger.


Strength Goals: 

1500 lb. Total in the 198-205 lb. weight class

Best Lifts (In the 198 lb. weight class):

435 lbs. Squat          285 lbs. Bench Press          463 lbs. Deadlift

Bodyweight+70lbs chinup 

Favorite Quote(s): 

“There is no such thing as being overtrained, just undertrained.” -John Broz

“You never know what you are capable on any given day. How you feel is a lie!” -John Broz

Tanner “Gunsho” Mathias     


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Tanner “Gunsho” Mathias

Tanner is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, the General Manager and Lead Coach at RAW Fit Training in Loomis, CA. His life goals are to be the best dad and husband he can be. His future goal is to be a high school teacher and coach. He has played football since he was 8 years old, for the junior program up through Semi-Pro League, and basketball from 6 years old to current. He has been through many championship seasons in both sports and currently coaches football and basketball at Bear River High School. Though he trains hard, he has never been in a sanctioned powerlifting competition, but holds the Power Clean Record at Both Bear River High School (330 lbs.) and Sierra College (345 lbs.). 



ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

Bear River High School Power Clean Record Holder 330 lbs.

Sierra College Power Clean Record Holder 345 lbs.

Best Lifts:

Squat 470 lbs.              Bench Press 335 lbs.              Deadlift 545 lbs.

Strength Goals:

“Be the strongest person in the room.”

Favorite Quote(s):

A wise man once Told me…

“Fatigue Makes Cowards of us all” -Vince Lombardi

That is the Quote in which I’ve lived by. 

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Josh has been in the Air Force for 8 years. He has been powerlifting for about 3 years, but started seriously training a year and a half ago, and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.  He plans to join a powerlifting federation by the end of 2017 and attending his first “real” competition in 2018.  He has lifted in four local military competitions. In his last two competitions he obtained first place (415, 265, 525) in the 190lb RAW weight class, with second place (425, 275, 531) in the under 200 weight class.  His overall goal is to see how far he can take his lifts while inspiring and helping others reach their fitness goals.

Best Lifts:

Squat 425 lbs.              Bench Press 275 lbs.              Deadlift 531 lbs.


Joint Base Andrews 3rd Annual Powerlifting Meet Jan. 2017 – 2nd Place in Under 200 Weight Class BW – 191lbs. (425,275,531)

Ft. Meyer Powerlifting Meet Oct. 2016 – 1st 190lb. Weight Class BW – 184lbs (415,265,525)

Contact via Instagram: @tarantutank

Favorite Quote:

“If you’re gunna be fat at least be strong” – Anonymous


Reid England


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Reid is a former United States Marine with an incredible drive to always improve. He is a natural athlete who loves doing back flips off rocks into the Yuba River near where he lives. He can also do a standing backflip; a talent he has kept since his gymnastic days as a teen. Reid is a very hard worker, who generally comes in after working very long, hard days outside in all types of weather conditions. He is also one of the most calm and cool guys around who just wants to get STRONGER. He is a phenomenal addition to the team and known as the most handsome man on the team (as he holds the record for most LIKES on the Mathias Method Instagram Page and greatest average number of LIKES)! We think it’s because he looks just like Thor, the God Of Thunder!

Best Lifts:

Squat 452 lbs.              Bench Press 330 lbs.              Deadlift 485 lbs.

Favorite Quote:

“Keep it weird.” – Reid England