BODYBUILDING

Categories:

  •  Up to and incl. 70 kg
  •  Up to and incl. 80 kg
  •  Up to and incl. 90 kg
  •  Over 90 kg

Junior and Masters Categories will also be available.

 

A category can only be run if there are not less than 6 athletes in this category. If less than 6 athletes, categories will be combined and run as one open class, if possible.

 

Athletes train to develop all body parts and muscles to maximum size but in balance and harmony. There should be no “weak points” or underdeveloped muscles. Moreover, they should follow a special pre-competition training cycle, to decrease the body fat level as low as possible and remove the under skin water to show the quality of muscles: density, separation and definition. Who can display more muscle details is scoring higher at the contest. And the other matter to be assessed is general view of the physique, which should be proportionally built. It means broad shoulders and narrow waist as well as adequately long legs and shorter upper body.

These qualities are displayed during two physique assessment rounds when competitors do 7 compulsory exercises during comparisons of 3 to 5 athletes proposed by the judges. Athletes perform barefoot, in posing trunks.

 

There is also a routine round when athletes can show their physique during 60-second free posing routine performed to the music of their choice. It is an attractive, artistic presentation, including compulsory and non-compulsory poses and other type of movements. There are three rounds. In each round each panel judge must put the competitors in order, giving them individual places from the first to the last.

 

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Classic Bodybuilding

Classes:

  • Up to & incl. 175 cm
    • Max Weight[kg] = (Height[cm] -100) + 8[kg]
  • Over 175 cm
    • a) over 180cm up to & inc. 188 cm: Max Weight [kg] =(Height [cm]-100)+13[kg]
    • b) over 188cm up to & inc. 196 cm: Max Weight [kg] =(Height [cm]-100)+15[kg]
    • c) over 196cm: Max Weight [kg] =(Height [cm]-100)+17[kg]

A category can only be run if there are not less than 6 athletes in this category. If less than 6 athletes, categories will be combined and run as one open class, if possible.

It is a version of bodybuilding for those male athletes who don’t want to develop their muscles to their “extreme” full potentials but prefer lighter “classic” physique.

Since muscle mass is limited, special attention is paid to the overall view of the physique, body proportions and lines, muscle shape and condition (density, body fat level, definition, and details).
These values are assessed by the judges during Rounds 1 and 3.

In Round 2, like in bodybuilding, free posing routines are performed to music of athlete’s choice.

MUSCULAR PHYSIQUE

Classes

  • Up to and incl. 175cm
  • Over 175cm

A category can only be run if there are not less than 6 athletes in this category. If less than 6 athletes, categories will be combined and run as one open class, if possible.

Muscular Physique Category is intended for competitors with slightly bigger muscularity than accepted in the regular men’s physique. The same rules and criteria as Men’s Physique apply to the Muscular Men’s Physique category with muscle size being the only differentiation.

Men’s Physique

Categories:

  • a. Class A: Up to & including 170 cm
  • b. Class B: Up to & including 174 cm
  • c. Class C: Up to & including 178 cm
  • d. Class D: Over 178cm

Junior and Masters Categories will also be available.

 

A category can only be run if there are not less than 6 athletes in this category. If less than 6 athletes, categories will be combined and run as one open class, if possible.

 

They perform two rounds of quarter turns, wearing board shorts of their choice. The final round (Round 2) begins with a short individual onstage presentation of each competitor. It is aimed at men who do weight training, keep fit and eat a healthy balanced diet, but who prefer to develop a less muscular, yet athletic and aesthetically pleasing physique.

They are fit looking contestants who display proper shape and symmetry, combined with some muscularity and good overall condition.

 

The athletes should have stage presence and poise and their personality and ability to present themselves onstage with confidence, should be visible.

 

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Classic Physique

Classic Physique is for male competitors who want to take their muscularity and size beyond the limits of Men’s Physique, but not quite to the extremes of Bodybuilding. Classic Physique will highlight proportion, symmetry, pleasing lines, and a small waist. In short, the focus will be on aesthetic qualities in harmony with muscularity and condition.

Height and Weight Requirements

1. Up to & incl. 170 cm
Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] – 100) + 6 [kg]
2. Up to & incl. 174 cm
Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] – 100) + 8 [kg]
3. Up to & incl. 178 cm
4. Over 178 cm:
a) Over 180cm up to & incl. 188cm: Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] -100) + 13 [kg]
b) Over 188cm up to & incl. 188cm: Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] -100) + 15 [kg]
c) Over 196cm up to & incl. 188cm: Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] -100) + 17 [kg]

 

A category can only be run if there are not less than 6 athletes in this category. If less than 6 athletes, categories will be combined and run as one open class, if possible.

Mandatory Poses

The Judging is scored 100% and will consist of comparisons of the quarter turns and the following “5” mandatory poses:

 

Front Double Biceps

 

Side Chest

 

Back Double Biceps

 

Abdominals and Thighs

 

Favorite Classic Pose (No Most Muscular)

 

Competition Wear: Competitors are required to wear posing shorts. You are “NOT” to wear board shorts or Bodybuilding posing trunks. Competitors are required to wear the same type of cut and all shorts that are worn in competition must be black.

 

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