MEN'S PHYSIQUE CLASSES

The following Classes fall within the categorisation of Men’s Physique;

 

  • Junior Men’s Physique

  • Men’s Physique

  • Masters Men’s Physique

 

Both Masters & Junior Physique will be offered at Registration, however these classes are subject to a minimum entry of 6 Athletes per class. If less than the required numbers register the Athlete(s) will be moved into the open Men’s Physique. The judges will be aware of the athlete’s age groups & will be able to extend invitations for Finals (if applicable) appearances relative to the specific ages.

 

 

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

 

All Men’s Physique Classes will be judged on the Athlete having an athletic appearance with, Muscularity, Symmetry, Balance, Proportions, Conditioning & Presentation.

 

Stage presence, etiquette & tanning will form the foundations of all judging decisions.

 

Every aspect of the Athlete’s performance will be judged including skin tone & condition, hair & facial features.

 

 

 

All Men’s Physique Classes will follow the same format:

 

Attire will be long board shorts of any colour that do not extend below the knee. Athletes should be free of body hair. No body jewellery is allowed.

 

 

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 “I” Walks

 

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) etc... Athletes will then leave the stage.

 

 

In all instances the athletes will be directed & instructed by the MC, Judges Panel & possibly designated stage helpers.

 

 

 

Quarter Turns:

 

Head must face the same direction as the feet

 

Hands must be held slightly away from the trunk with no clenching of fists No twisting of the torso

Feet must be flat on the floor

 

The compulsory poses are as follows;

 

  • Front Facing, Arms Overhead, Open Handed

  • Left Side Showing abdominals & obliques with left hand behind head

  • Rear-Facing, Arms Overhead, Open Handed

  • Right Side Showing abdominals & obliques with right hand behind head

 

 

 

*Inside poses the remaining hand can be on or off hips The “I” Walk will be performed as follows;

Athletes will be selected in numerical order.

 

The Athlete will commence from rear of the stage with a front pose of choice. The Athlete will move to the front of stage & again show a front pose of choice.

The Athlete will then perform four quarter turns presenting their own interpretation. In all cases hands can be high or low but must be open handed.

 

The Athlete will the return to the line in numerical order & await direction. The complete “I” Walk should take a maximum of 60 seconds.

 

 

MEN’S PHYSIQUE CLASS

In larger groups the classes may be split into Tall & Short Classes. Short Class: Up to & including 178 cm’s

Tall Class: Over 178.1 cm’s

 

 

 

JUNIOR MEN’S PHYSIQUE

The age limit to compete in Junior Men’s Physique is 23 & under. For clarification this limit is 23 years & 364 days. This ruling also applies for the British Finals, if an athlete has qualified within that age range but then falls outside by the time the final comes around (If applicable) the athlete is permitted to change classes to Men’s Physique.

 

 

 

MASTERS MEN’S PHYSIQUE

The age requirement to compete in the master’s Men’s Physique is that an athlete MUST be aged 35 or above at the qualifying show. A 34 year- old man cannot compete with the intention of being 35+ at the Finals. (If applicable)

 

 

 

MUSCLE MODEL

In larger groups the classes may be split into Tall & Short Classes. Short Class: Up to & including 178 cm’s

Tall Class: Over 178.1 cm’s

 

 

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

 

The Muscle Model Class will be judged on the Athlete having a Muscular appearance & displaying a fuller deep chested presentation than that of the smaller Men’s Physique Class. The Athlete should be marked on Muscularity, Symmetry, Balance, Proportions, Conditioning & Presentation.

 

Stage presence, etiquette & tanning will form the foundations of all judging decisions.

 

Every aspect of the Athlete’s performance will be judged including skin tone & condition, hair & facial features.

 

Attire will be Fashion Shorts with a lace up waist. The shorts can be any length. Athletes should be free of body hair. No body jewellery is allowed.

 

The Muscle Model Class will be executed in the same way as The Men’s Physique Classes with the following differences:

 

Compulsory Poses vary in that there are two additions:

 

Abdominals & Thigh

 

Most Muscular Pose (One or Both hands on thighs- no Trap Over Pose)

 

For clarity: Muscle Model is a larger more muscular version of Men’s Athletic Class & hence the only difference in performance is the showing of the two extra compulsory poses.