Countdown to the 2014 Natural Olympia:
2014-11-06 12:00:00 GMT-07:00

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MR BEACH BODY
JUDGING CRITERIA

 

1.) The judges will be looking for a combination of these objectives;
Looks -
overall appearance, firm & tone body. (This category is for the beginner in bodybuilding and fitness.)
Poise and General Impression -
Overall grooming, personality, self assurance, composure and carriage.
Muscle Tone & Definition -
Overall Muscle tone with a low degree of muscle separation. The judges are not looking for muscle mass or "ripped to the bone," extreme striations or the vascularity of a bodybuilder or a physique competitor.
They are looking for shape and tone physique.
Symmetry & Proportion - Overall structural harmony of the physique.The upper and lower extremities should flow aesthetically when viewed from all sides creating a balanced and symmetrical appearance.
Overall look: Tone, Firm and Symmetrical body you would see at the beach

ONE JUDGING ROUND

 

1) SWIMSUIT ROUND: Mr BeachBody consists of one round that has two elements – an individual stage walk and group comparisons. Competitors come out individually wearing beach shorts (or cargo shorts) with bare feet. They perform a stage walk with each competitor striking two ab poses – one pose showing the front abdominals and a second pose showing the side obliques - in their own time in the centre of the stage before walking off. The emphasis of the stage walk is to display confidence with your physique by presenting a self assured stage presence and persona. Once all competitors have done their individual appearance the entire group is brought back on stage for group comparisons consisting of four (quarter) symmetry turns and the two abdominals poses.

Judges look for:

50% Stage Walk: Presence and self assurance, engage the audience/judges. Walk: Comfortable walk, confidence moving across the stage and turning Presentation: Appearance, shorts selection, physical attractiveness and grooming.

50% Quarter Turn Comparisons Body: Physique should display a built, masculine body Appearance: Physical attractiveness and photogenic appeal Execution: Ability to pose, perform the symmetry turn and stand with confidence Abdominals: Hardness and definition

DIVISIONS
Novice
Open
Jr. Masters (35-39)
• Masters (40-49)

Grand Masters (50-59)

THE FINALIST OF EACH CONTEST QUALIFY TO COMPETE IN SEPTEMBER AT THE TEAM USA CHAMPIONSHIPS AND BECOME PART OF THE TEAM TO RECIEVE TEAM UNIFORMS AND SPONSORSHIP, TO REPRESENT YOUR COUNTRY AT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION SUCH AS THE WORLD, NATURAL UNIVERSE, AND NATURAL OLYMPIA FOR CASH AND PRIZES.