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 70 kg
> UP TO & INCLUDING 75 kg
> UP TO & INCLUDING 80 kg
> UP TO & INCLUDING 85 kg
> UP TO & INCLUDING 95 kg
> OVER 95 kg
. MASTERS BODYBUILDING AND JUNIOR IS ALSO AVAILABLE
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