Bodybuilding – 3 Elite Pro Cards (Masters – 2 Elite Pro Cards)

Athletes train to develop all bodyparts 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 bodyfat level as low as possible and remove the underskin 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 mandatory poses during comparisons of 3 to 8 athletes proposed by the judges. Athletes perform barefoot, in posing trunks. There are 7 bodyweight categories for men:







> UP TO & INCLUDING 100 kg

> OVER 100 kg

. MASTERS BODYBUILDING – 2 Categories (40-49 Years & 50+ Years) AND JUNIOR – 2 Categories (Under 75kg & Over 75kg) IS ALSO AVAILABLE

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Men’s Physique- 2 Elite Pro Cards

Men’s Physique categories from 2 (two) to 6 (six): 170 cm, 173 cm, 176 cm, 179 cm, 182 cm and over 182 cm. 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. Junior Men’s Physique and Masters Physique also available.

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Classic Physique – 2 Elite Pro Cards

There are four categories in Senior Men’s Classic Physique competition, currently as follows:

1. Up to & incl. 171 cm Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] – 100) + 6 [kg]

2. Up to & incl. 175 cm Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] -100) + 8 [kg]

3. Up to & incl. 180 cm Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] -100) + 11 [kg]

4. Over 180 cm: a) over 180 cm up to & incl. 188 cm: Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] -100) + 13 [kg]

  • b) over 188 cm up to & incl. 196 cm: Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] – 100) + 15 [kg]
  • c) over 196 cm: Max Weight [kg] = (Height [cm] – 100) + 17 [kg]

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Classic Bodybuilding – 2 Elite Pro Cards

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.

To create the equal chances to them, the competitors’ bodyweight is limited according to their body height, following the special IFBB formula for each body height category (currently there are five categories: 171 cm, 175 cm, 180 cm and over 180 cm).

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, bodyfat 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.

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Muscular Men’s Physique – 1 Elite Pro Card

One open category of Muscular Men’s Physique intended for competitors with slightly bigger muscularity than accepted in the regular men’s physique.

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Bikini – 2 Elite Pro Cards (Masters – 1 Elite Pro Card)

Overall body lines, balance and proportions, body tone and healthy appearance are taken into consideration. High-intensity weight training and hard, lean muscles are not necessary. The emphasis is on a well-shaped, fit, healthy and attractive appearance, similar to that of models.

Competitors are assessed in two rounds, wearing a two-piece bikini and high-heels. In both rounds, quarter-turns, including front, back and both sides stance, are performed. As well, the final round begins with “I-walking”, which gives each competitor a chance to present her body and her charm on the move.


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Wellness – 1 Elite Pro Card

For women who prefer a muscular physique without muscle separation, athletic and aesthetically pleasing, with a bigger body mass than in Bikini Fitness. From this point of view, Wellness Fitness is placed somewhere between Bikini Fitness and Women’s Physique.

Assessing of the physique, judging criteria and rounds are the same like Women’s Bikini Fitness. Competitors performs quarter turns in all rounds plus individual “I-walking” presentation in the finals. Vertical proportions (legs to upper body length) are ones of the key factors. Horizontal proportions (hips and waist to shoulder width) may favour women with a bit bigger hips, thighs and buttocks

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Bodyfitness – 1 Elite Pro Card (Masters – 1 Elite Pro Card)

Currently, there are two rounds of quarter turns in the bikini-style costume of their own choice and classic stiletto pump of any color. At the beginning of Round 2 (finals) top 6 competitors perform individual “I-walking” presentations and then quarter turns as group.

In all rounds judges should assess the overall athletic appearance of the physique, taking into account symmetrically developed physique, muscle tone and shape, with a small amount of body fat, as well as the hair, makeup and individual style of presentation, including personal confidence, poise and grace. This sport discipline is widely open for all well-shaped women working out in the fitness centers and following the healthy sport diet. And they take the advantage of it! Like in fitness, subscores from the final round are used to get the final total and places.


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