Cliff Wilson

Cliff Wilson
Quick Stats
  • 6'1"
  • 186.2 lbs
  • 10%
  • Bodybuilding
  • 16"
  • 26"
Cliff found a passion for weight training and bodybuilding. Now a competitive bodybuilder himself, Cliff trains other bodybuilders through his training business Team Wilson.

Cliff Wilson began weight training his freshman year of college while playing basketball for Valparaiso University. At 6’1 weighing only 156 lbs. and 14% body fat, he was far from the ideal playing weight since most division I basketball player are lean and muscular. During this time Cliff found a passion for weight training and bodybuilding.

Cliff is now a competitive bodybuilder and Core Nutritionals sponsored athlete. He trains other bodybuilders through his training business Team Wilson. Cliff’s training systems and nutrition plans have helped bodybuilders all over the country achieve class wins, pro cards, and overall championships. He has an in-depth knowledge of nutrition, training, and supplementation. All of his methods are grounded in scientific research and practically applicable to real life.

Cliff Wilson's Content

Optimal Protein Intake For Muscle Growth
Natural bodybuilder Cliff Wilson discusses protein change theory, and how to adjust your current protein intake levels to fit your current level of development.
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6 Tips For Preventing A Slowing Metabolism
How and why does your metabolism slow while losing fat? Bodybuilding coach Cliff Wilson provides 6 tips on how to maximize your fat loss efforts.
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Muscular man doing cable crossover machine.
Do low rep strength sets have value? How about high rep sets? Does the pump play a role in muscle building? All your rep range questions answered.
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Bowl of almonds
In this episode of One Minute Tips, Cliff discusses the benefits of including healthy fats in your diet. Fat is nothing to shy away from!
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Shirtless man doing hanging knee raises in the gym
In this episode of One Minute Tips, Cliff and his client Brian demonstrate the proper form for the Hanging Knee-Up. Great ab definition is achieved in the kitchen, but training the abdominals properly goes a long way in building that coveted 6 pack.
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Man doing pull up in the gym
In this episode of One Minute Tips, Cliff and his client Brian demonstrate the proper form for the Pull-Up. Follow this great advice to build a muscular back!
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Author Cliff Wilson
Cliff Wilson is a competitive bodybuilder who's in-depth knowledge of nutrition, training, and supplementation has made him one of the top trainers in the country.
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Close up of weight in gym
In this episode of One Minute Tips, Cliff talks about what should be the staple of any workout routine: compound movements!
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Cliff Wilson holding BCAA drink
In this episode of One Minute Tips, Cliff talks about Branched Chain Amino Acids; what they are good for, when you should take them and how much you should take.
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Plate of food with beef and potatoes
In this episode of One Minute Tips, Cliff talks about diet, the importance of overall food intake and what foods can help you reach your goals.
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Intensity Is Everything: Part 2 - Rest Periods And Failure
Natural bodybuilder Cliff Wilson explores the impact of rest periods and training to failure, helping you to train better and maximize your time in the gym.
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Increase Intensity
Bodybuilder and contest coach Cliff Wilson explores the concepts of training load and volume, helping you to optimize your training and maximize results.
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Rapid Backload Peaking: Carbs, Water, and Sodium
Get absolutely shredded for your upcoming contest by following this peaking approach designed by top natural bodybuilder and trainer Cliff Wilson.
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How To Supercharge Muscle Growth With Workout Nutrition
Lifting hard isn't good enough. Cliff Wilson shows you how to maximize your muscle building with proper pre and post-workout nutrition and supplementation.
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5 Common Ab Workout Myths Debunked
Looking to build a ripped 6-pack? Cliff Wilson debunks these 5 common ab workout myths that could be getting in way of your results.
75.4K Reads 20 Comments
How to Build The Mentality Of A Champion!
Are you working as hard as you think? Natural bodybuilding expert and coach Cliff Wilson talks about the "next level" of training, and what it truly takes to be a champion and succeed.
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Gain Muscle Without Gaining Extra Fat!
It's time to stop packing on extra fat while bulking! Learn how to dial in your nutritional plan and make amazing gains without adding unneeded pounds of fat.
292.3K Reads 37 Comments
Woman running up stairs outside for cardio.
Unsure if steady state or high intensity cardio is better for the fat loss process? Bodybuilder Cliff Wilson explains the science behind fat loss and helps you to get shredded.
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Posted on: Sun, 09/28/2014 - 16:14

Hi Cliff loved your article I am 56 have been working out in my home Gym for about a year now since my cancer scare I was wondering if you have a program you like. that utilize all the rep ranges? I am currently doing Arnold's Blueprint from Bodybuilding .com. he uses high rep medium reps with supersets. I am killing my self to do 30 reps and motivation is slipping. thinking of doing this every morning. Any help would be gratefully appreciated! Thanks Frank

Posted on: Tue, 03/25/2014 - 13:40

Hi Cliff, been reading some great articles you posted and I need some help. Im overweight and been on a atkins type diet and doing cardio…exp…i walk 45 mins steady pace when i cant get home...when i do get home i do the ellipitical 20-30 mins and some Zumba type dvd 5 times a week for almost a month now. I started at 250 now im 233 I want to maximize my fat loss and wondered what you would recommend as far as workout tips? I work two jobs so it tough sometimes to be working at for more than 1 hour and 30mins. Let me know what you think.

Posted on: Sat, 01/12/2013 - 10:50


I have read several of your articles and am impressed by your comprehensive level of detail. Judging by the number of comments and ratings, it seems like you have been able to spread your knowledge to a wide audience. In regard to helping your online community, I was hoping you could post an article with an actual routine for intermediate-level lifters. I have scoured the internet for a decent routine, but I haven't found anything that seems to follow all of the recommendations you make. If you addressed this topic, I think your articles would have a more holistic impact on readers.


Posted on: Fri, 11/30/2012 - 01:04

Greetings Cliff, thank you for your great articles. I am new to the lifting game and am still trying to make sense feeding my body properly. I am a morning routine guy and I cant seem to find many articles out there that are focused around AM routines. In the past, i have noticed that eating before a workout can make me feel sick to me stomach while training. Now, I am taking a pre-workout supplement and it seems to be working great. My question is do I need to be eating before I hit the gym or keep on the pre-workout supp? I am a 28 year male, 205 lbs with 21% body fat. I have always been tall and skinny until this year. I would like to keep gaining muscle but need to drop some body fat. I am eating 5-6 times a day. If possible, let me know yoour insight. Take care man!