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2013-11-08 12:00:00 GMT-07:00

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ABA/INBA/PNBA
BODYBUILDING
Judging Criteria

1. The criteria used to judge a physique is based upon three equal aspects: Symmetry, Muscularity, and Presentation.

2. The judging will be conducted in three rounds. Each competitor in the class will be given a single placement based on total performance in each round with an overall tabulation of placings between all divisions. All rounds are qorth equal value.

3. Male competitors must wear solid colored posing suits. Female competitors must wear solid colored two piece swimsuits free of any jewels; bikini, thongs or G-String are not permitted except for International events. Jewelry is not permitted except for rings.

4. Symmetry Round: Competitors will present themselves on stage in serial order in a straight line or curve facing the judges, assuming a semi-relaxed stance with ankles touching. The head judge will instruct the group to execute a series of quarter turns to the right allowing the judges to view them from the front, left side, back and right side before returning to the front position. During quarter turns, you must keep your arms to your sides, to not twist or turn your body. Symmetry refers to the structural harmony of the physique relative to the size of various body parts. It can be defined as the proportional balance of opposite body parts. Symmetry does not refer to muscular mass but rather to a harmonious blend of all body parts to present a toal aesthetically proportional developed physique. The judges do not grant points based on potential.

 

5. Muscularity Round: Competitors will present themselves on stage in serial order in a straight line or curve facing the judges, assuming a semi-relaxed stance with ankles touching. The head judge will instruct the group to execute a series of ten (10) mandatory displays giving the competitors a sufficient amount of time to hold the poses for the judges and to rest between each pose. This round must be performed barefooted. No jewelry, gloves, hats, etc. are permitted. After the initial comparisons are complete the head judge may shift the position of the competitors to conduct additional comparisons. In this round the judges are looking at the size of the muscle in relation to skeletal structure, shape, hardness and definition. This includes the separation between individual muscles and muscle groups and striations within a muscle or muscle group. Muscle shape should be aesthetically pleasing and should demonstrate development from the belly out to the extremities. The poses are: A) Front Double Biceps; B) Front Lat Spread; C) Abdominal Pose; D) Side Chest; E) Side Triceps; F) Rear Double Biceps; G) Rear Lat Spread; H) Quadriceps; I) Hand-on Hips Most Muscular; J) Most Muscular - Crab Shot (men only); K) Most Symmetrical (women).

A) Front Double Biceps

B) Front Lat Spread

 

C) Abdominal Pose- Flex either quad.

D) Side Chest

E) Side Triceps

F) Rear Double Biceps

G) Rear Lat Spread

H) Quadriceps- Hands on Hips, flex one quad at a time.

 

I) Hand-on Hips Most Muscular

J) Most Muscular - Crab Shot (men only)

K) Most Symmetrical (women).

6. Routine Round: Free posing round. Each competitor will be allowed a maximum of 90 seconds with music to display their physique, physical conditioning, personality, and overall presentation through a free posing routine. The routine must be of artistic origin, athletic and demonstrate a degree of endurance, and may contain some of the mandatory poses. The routines are meant to give the judges some idea of the competitor's physical condition and abilities. It also gives the competitor the opportunity to express their creativity, personality and interests. Competitors are encouraged to include any talent or interest they may have such as dance, martial arts, jumping rope, baton, gymnastics, mine, aerobics, etc. Props may be used and are encouraged. Only the top five (5) in each division will perform the Routione Round in the Evening Show. All judging is already completed at this point, however Best Routine and Overall Titles are still awarded based on the evening performances.

 

Mandatory Poses:

1) Front Double Biceps

2) Front Lat Spread

3) Abdominal Pose

4) Side Chest

5) Side Triceps

6) Rear Double Biceps

7) Rear Lat Spread

8) Quadriceps

9) Hands-on Hips Most Muscular

10) Most Muscular-"Crab Shot" (men only)

11) Most Symmetrical (women only)


Classes


 

Kids Fitness 1 Class

Fitness (Girls 6-8yrs)
Fitness (Boys 6-8yrs)
Fitness (Girls 9-12yrs)

Fitness (Boys 9-12yrs)

Teen Fitness 1 Class

Fitness Girls (13-17yrs)
Fitness Boys (13-17yrs)

Ms. Figure 5 classes
Short, Medium, and Tall

1.
5'2 and under
2.
Over 5'2 to under 5'5"
3. Over 5'5"
4. Masters Class
5. Grand Masters Class
Teen Boys and Girls 2 classes
(13 to 17) & (18 to 19)

Jr. Masters Men & Women

Masters Men and Women

1 class

1 class

35-39

40 to 49

Grand Masters 1 class
50 to 59
Ultra Masters 1 class
60 to 69
Super Ultra Masters 1 class
60 to 69
Junior 1 class
Must be your first contest
Novice Men 4 classes

1. 5'7 and under.
2.
Over 5'7 to under 5'9"
3.
5'9" to under 5'11"
4.
Over 5'11"

Open Men 4 classes

1. 5'7 and under
2. Over 5'7 to under 5'9"
3. 5'9" to under 5'11"
4. Over 5'11"

Novice Women 3 classes

1. 5'2 and under
2. Over 5'2 to under 5'5"
3. Over 5'5"

Open Women 3 classes

1. 5'2 and under
2. Over 5'2 to under 5'5"
3. Over 5'5"

Mixed Pairs 1 class
Physically Challenged 2 classes
Wheelchair & Standing
Ms. Fitness 3 classes
Open, Teen and Masters
Fitness Model Search 2 Classes

Under 5'5
Over 5'5

Professional (Men and Women) 1 class
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