Wesley Vissers Bio

Champion Bodybuilder’s Height, Weight, Age, & More

By: Jeremy Fox, CNC, CPTPublished: March 15, 2024

At 6’2″, Wesley Vissers is significantly taller than most professional bodybuilders. And this Dutch IFBB Pro is one of the largest bodybuilders in the Classic Physique division.

In this article, we’ll explore his background, body size, and what makes him a champion.

Wesley Vissers Height and Weight

Who Is Wesley Vissers?

Wesley Vissers is a renowned professional bodybuilder born in the Netherlands on May 6, 1993. His popularity has surged since winning the Classic Physique title at the 2024 Arnold Classic held in Ohio.

Vissers started weightlifting at 14 and participated in his first bodybuilding contest at 20. As an amateur, he won six out of nine contests in Europe before traveling to the United States to compete in his first IFBB pro contest.

In 2018, Vissers debuted at the Mr. Olympia contest and secured 16th place. Since then, he has consistently improved his ranking every year while participating in other professional contests.

In addition to his bodybuilding career, Wesley Vissers co-owns Vintage Genetics with his family. The brand sells bodybuilding apparel, supplements, and online coaching services.

Wesley also owns 100% FitGym in Best, Netherlands, where he trains with his girlfriend, Marly Nooijen.

 
 
 
 
 
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Wesley Vissers Height and Weight

Wesley Vissers is 6’2″ tall, which is even taller than Chris Bumstead (6’1″), the 5x Mr. Olympia champ. In fact, Vissers’ height resembles that of Arnold Schwarzenegger (6’2″) in his prime.

For comparison, my study of the average bodybuilder’s height revealed that most Mr. Olympia champions are around 5’8″ tall. So Vissers stands a full 6 inches taller than the average pro bodybuilder.

With such a large frame, Wesley bulks up to a staggering 285 pounds in the offseason while packing on muscle. Then, he cuts down to 247 pounds at his leanest and lightest weight for bodybuilding competitions.

Wesley Vissers Height 2024 Arnold Classic

Wesley Vissers’ height compared to Breon Ansley, Ramon Rocha Queiroz, and Urs Kaleinski at the 2024 Arnold Classic.

Table 1. Wesley Vissers Age, Height, Weight

Measurement  
Age 30 years old
Height 6’2″ (188 cm)
Offseason Weight 285 lbs (130 kg)
Stage Weight 247 lbs (112 kg)

Wesley Vissers Physique

Wesley Vissers owes his bodybuilding success to his impressive size, which he has achieved by gradually adding more lean muscle each year. However, various other factors set him apart from the best bodybuilders in the world.

Vissers is known for his Golden Era style, which resembles the bodybuilders of the 1960s and 70s. He strives to maintain an aesthetic combination of muscle size and proportion, which was the sole purpose of creating the Classic Physique category in 2016. In my opinion, Vissers perfectly embodies this aesthetic.

Additionally, Vissers possesses all the ideal genetic traits that cannot be trained for, such as a high-arching rib cage. His biceps, quads, and chest have long muscle insertions that increase their potential volume, while his wide clavicles and narrow pelvis contribute to his impressive V-taper.

Furthermore, Vissers demonstrates an elite level of muscle definition and muscle separation, even among pro bodybuilders. However, I believe he could reach even better conditioning on stage by dialing in water intake, carb loading, and stress mitigation.

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Wesley Vissers Classic Physique Bodybuilder

Photo credit Vintage Genetics.

Wesley Vissers Nutrition Plan

Wesley Vissers studied Nutrition & Dietetics at HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem, Netherlands. As a result, his bodybuilding diet is built around a solid foundation of high-protein foods, plenty of vegetables, and some healthy fats.

​Recently, Vissers shared a video on his YouTube channel showing every meal he eats during the offseason.

As a nutrition coach, my first observation is that Vissers eats about 3 pounds of meat daily—an enormous amount! As a result, he gets about 1.4 grams of protein per pound of body weight, which is on the high end even for bodybuilders.

Given that this example was his rest day, Vissers’ carb intake only accounts for about 33% of his calories. He mentions that his workout days provide significantly higher carbs to fuel his training.

What I love about Vissers’ diet is that he eats a lot of fruits and vegetables, which are great for overall health and longevity. However, I would like to see less frozen and pre-packaged meats.

The video above is quite long, so I’ve compiled Wesley’s meals in the table below to make it easier to see the quantities and macros. My numbers may not be exact because he didn’t provide exact amounts for every ingredient, but they are close.

Table 2. Wesley Visser Nutrition Plan Offseason Rest Day

  Quantity/Food Macros Calories
Meal 1 120g cream of rice, 50g whey, 10g psyllium husk, strawberries, dark chocolate C 124g, F 14g, P 57g 824
Meal 2 300g chicken, 100g mushrooms, 100g squash, 50g avocado C 24g, F 14g, P 70g 493
Meal 3 300g chicken, 100g mushrooms, 100g squash, 50g avocado C 24g, F 14g, P 70g 493
Meal 4 300g chicken, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, onions, carrots C 90g, F 24g, P 75g 874
Meal 5 200g chicken, can of tuna, broccoli, cauliflower C 14g, F 8g, P 70g 396
Meal 6 125g salmon, 50g chicken, 50g cottage cheese, 1 egg, lettuce, asparagus, squash, tomato, cucumber, kiwi C 15g, F 18g, 51g 419
  Total C 291g, F 92g, P 393g 3,499

Vissers also sells custom nutrition plans on Vintage Genetics. According to the website, you pay for the plan and then receive an email asking some questions about your goals and lifestyle. You will then receive a personalized nutrition plan.

​Vissers’ nutrition plans start at $108 and go up to over $5,000 for more personalized coaching.

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