Ryan is a Professional Golfer and Long Driver who resides in Sacramento, California. After turning pro in 2009, Ryan became a Max Muscle athlete, and after only 3 months, earned his first Tour Championship in the ALDA. Also in 2009, during a tour event in Mesquite, Nevada, Ryan set the World Record for swing speed at 167.1 mph. 2009, the rookie year, was one for the books, setting Ryan up for an even better 2010.
2010 brought great success and 2 new world records. During the Gateway Tour, a Pro Golf Circuit, Ryan set the world record ball speed at 232 mph. Long Drive is defined by the ReMax World Long Drive Championships in Mesquite,NV.
Power Tip: My favorite tip to increase swing speed, ball speed, and flat out distance is one very easy, and you don't even have to do at the golf course. To build speed, you have to create it, not buy it. Start out treating the golf swing like you are at the gym. Take your driver, swing as fast as you possibly can without falling over and maintaining your balance. No ball is needed for this drill.. Just swing over and over as fast a possible, with no breaks in between swings. Do this 20 times. Then take a 1 minute break and repeat again. When you finish, you will have done 3-4 sets of 20. Just like if you were building muscle in the gym, but we are building muscle in the golf swing. If you can do this 3-4 times per week, I guarantee you will increase every facet of the swing in no time!
|Full name, age and city of residence?|
Ryan Winther Sacramento, Ca. 28 years of age
|What Max Muscle supplements do you take?|
Triple Whey Protein, Vit-acell, ThermXX, and itrx
|What is your favorite Max Muscle supplement stack?|
My daily stack is to have my ThermXX in the morning, followed by a workout. Then a 2 scoop shake of Triple Whey Protein.. The best combo for me by far!
|What do you like best about Max Muscle supplements?|
As a professional athlete, the reason I love my Max Muscle supplements is because they enter your system very quick, and maintain. Which means longer workouts and more time at a high intensity
|What is your daily diet plan like?|
My diet is very simple. I consume plenty of protein, around 200 grams per day. The only other thing I rely on is carbs. I'm relying on complex carbs to get me through a 10 hour day on the course, in the gym, and on the treadmill.
|What are your top five training tips for your respective sports?|
My number one swing tip is: Swing fast. You cant hit the ball far if you don't swing hard.
|How do you stay motivated?|
Results!!!! Pure results! Both body and profession. I love the way I look, and that's what keeps me motivated in life! I lack for nothing!
|Who inspires you and why?|
My coach Dan Schwabe. You would have to know him to understand. He is the most positive person I have ever met. If the world is ending tomorrow, he wouldn't miss a lesson today!
|What does being a part of Team Max mean to you?|
It means everything to me! It gives me the confidence to go out and do my job. When you know someone has your back through thick or thin, it makes life much easier, and easier to focus on the task at hand.
|What is your favorite quote?|
"I lack for nothing"- Me!
|What is your advice to others who aspire to be like you?|
Don't take no for an answer and never give up. Its easy to take the low road, but be confident, and take the high road, in life and on the course
|What is your favorite body part to train and favorite exercise?|
Back! Golf is very specific, and your back is the key. A strong back is the base for everything athletic.
|Favorite cheat meal?|
French Fries! I only cheat every couple of weeks though. If you don't have the craving, then there is no need to cheat. Stay focused!
|What is your training routine like each week?|
I do my cardio in the morning, golf during the day, then hit the gym at night. 6 days a week! No rest for the weary!
|What is your competition history?|
I turned pro in 2009, made it to the world championships all three years, 3 tour wins, 3 world records, and one giant smile!
|When did you get involved in your sport and how long have you been in it?|
I started golf 5 years ago. I stated taking it seriously about 4 years ago, and turned pro three years ago!
Ryan was making his second straight finals in his first two years. During the preliminaries, Ryan set another World Record hitting the ball 469 yards at the ReMax WLDC Grid. Ryan finished 9th in world in 2010, also hitting the longest ball in the finals at 418 yards, earning an exemption for 2011.
After much success in his first two years, Ryan was invited to the PGA Merchandise show in January of 2011. During the week, Ryan increased one of his three world records, hitting a ball that recorded at 237 mph.
Ryan continues his heavy workload in the early stages of 2011 and relies on Max Muscle to help him get where he needs to go.