ALL MEN'S BODYBUILDING CLASSES- JUDGING CRITERIA
All Bodybuilding classes will be judged on -Muscularity, Symmetry, Balance, Conditioning & Presentation. Stage presence, etiquette & tanning will form the foundations of all judging decision.
Attire will be posing trunks with no logos or motifs. Thongs are not permitted.
Athletes should be free of body hair. No body jewellery is allowed.
All Men’s Bodybuilding Classes will follow the same format:
Athletes will enter on-stage in numerical order & stand in line.
Athletes will perform quarter turns.
Athletes will perform compulsory poses.
Athletes will perform individual posing routines – (60 seconds)
Athletes may be asked to perform a free style pose-down as a group.
Athletes will then be awarded medals, trophies, Finals invitation if applicable.
In all instances the athletes will be directed & instructed by the MC, Judges Panel & possibly designated stage helpers.
Head must face the same direction as the feet Hands must be held slightly away from the trunk No twisting of the torso
Feet must be flat on the floor
COMPULSORY POSES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Front Double Bicep Front Lat Spread Side Chest
Rear Double Bicep Rear Lat Spread Abdominals & Thigh Most Muscular
Individual Posing Routines
Each athlete will be allowed 60 seconds of Individual Free Posing to music of their own choosing. In all instances the music will start playing & the athlete will enter the stage to perform their routine.
In the event of a technical problem with music – which will at times happen -a music track will be provided by the event organiser.
The age limit to compete in Junior Bodybuilding is 23 & under. For clarification this limit is 23 years & 364 days. This ruling also applies for Finals (If applicable) If an athlete has qualified within that age range but then falls outside by the time the final comes around the athlete is permitted to change classes, usually to Novice Class but will generally be guided by officials if required.
FIRST TIMERS CLASS
This class is for an athlete who has never stepped on stage at all previously. Model Classes, independent shows or local show involvement disqualifies an athlete from entering. It is for TRUE First-Time athletes only.
In the event of an athlete being selected for Finals they are subsequently allowed to compete in future shows, however if that athlete then again is selected to compete in another class at the Finals then we would insist that the athlete rescind the First Timers Invitation & compete in the more experienced class.
An athlete who has not placed in any top 3 of ANY Federation’s National Final will be considered a Novice, First Time Classes or Junior Classes being the exemption to this rule.
A Novice cannot move between open Classes & then back to Novice, the single exception is if they are/ were able to move to Junior Bodybuilding.
In all cases, athletes will be encouraged to move out of the Novice Class if it is felt they are of a sufficient standard to challenge in open classes.
MASTERS OVER 40’S
The age requirement to compete in the master’s Over 40’s is that an athlete MUST be aged 40 or above at the qualifying show. A 39-year-old man cannot compete with the intention of being 40+ at the Finals. (If applicable)
MASTERS OVER 50’S
The age requirement to compete in the master’s Over 50’s is that an athlete MUST be aged 50 or above at the qualifying show. A 49-year-old man cannot compete with the intention of being 50+ at the Finals.
This Class is open to disabled athletes only – Men & Women combined.
MR CLASSES (HEIGHT)
The Height Requirements at time of writing are as follows:
Mr Class Short – Up to & including 5ft 6 inches
Mr Class Medium – Over 5ft 6 & up to & including 5ft 10 Mr Class Tall – Over 5ft 10 inches
In larger groups the classes may be split into Tall & Short Classes. Short Class: Up to & including 175 cm’s (5 feet 8 inches)
Tall Class: Over 175.1 cm’s
*Unless stated otherwise – the Classic Bodybuilding class will have a height / weight ratio.
This will be:
A)Up to & including 175 cm’s (5 feet 8 inches) = Height in Centimeters (minus 100) + up to 6 KG Maximum
B)Up to & including 185 cm’s (= Height in Centimeters (minus 100) + up to 10KG Maximum
C)Tall Class: 190cm + = Height in Centimeters (minus 100) + up to 13KG Maximum
Example A 173CM = a Maximum weight on Morning of Show Weigh in of: 79Kg.
Example B 180CM = a Maximum weight on Morning of Show Weigh in of: 90Kg.
Example C 191CM = a Maximum weight on Morning of Show Weigh in of: 104Kg.
Classic Bodybuilding Class will be judged on, Muscularity, Symmetry, Balance & Proportions, Conditioning & Presentation.
Judges will reward physiques that best represent a graceful package with all muscle groups flowing from broad shoulders. Athletes should ideally be small at the waist & have legs that tie in & complement the upper body.
Individual Posing Routines will be marked & should be considered by the judges when assessing the athlete’s overall scoring.
Stage presence & Classical Posing will form the foundations of all judging decisions.
The compulsory poses are the same as Men’s Bodybuilding but will also have 2 more as follows; Classical interpretation of:
Front Pose & Side Pose.
CLASSIC BODYBUILDING MASTERS OVER 40
The age requirement to compete in the master’s Classic Over 40’s is that an athlete MUST be aged 40 or above at the qualifying show. A 39-year-old man cannot compete with the intention of being 40+ at the Finals. (If applicable)
*Unless stated otherwise – the Classic Bodybuilding class will have a height / weight ratio. (See Classic height / weight)