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VIII.2.1.1 Symmetry Round
Relaxed poses from front, left side, rear, and right side. Competitors should be semi- flexed, not aggressively posing. The feet should remain flat on the floor and the body and head facing stage left and stage right for the side shots.
VIII.2.1.2 Muscularity Round - Mandatory Poses
Athletes will be called in groups of three to six to stage front for Mandatory Pose comparisons. Judging panels associated with the NGA shall use the following mandatory poses. These poses should be presented such that the judge may make a clear determination of comparisons, with contestants not turning from side-to-side (unless instructed). Contestants must hit the pose and relax on the command of the Head Judge, or he/she will be penalized with lower placement for not following instructions. The poses are:
Front Double Biceps
Contestant should stand on two feet and have upper arms out to the sides parallel to the floor, with elbows bent at approximately 90-degrees with forearms parallel to torso. Legs, lats, chest, abdominals, and arms should be flexed.
Side Chest Pose
Contestant should stand on foot farthest from the stage with front leg bent to show the calf and leg biceps. The front arm should be bent at approximately 90- degrees with the rear hand gripping at the wrist. The chest should be lifted and the abdominals pulled in tightly. The competitor may pick a side of choice to display to the judges unless told otherwise.
Back Double Biceps
This pose is exactly as the frontal version except that the contestant must bring the leg of choice toward the judges and "spike" the foot to show calf and leg biceps development. Contestants should not lean excessively toward the rear of the stage, nor lean backwards too far toward the judges.
Overhead Abdominal Pose with Quads
The contestant must stand facing the judges with one leg extended slightly forward, and with hands clasped behind the neck. The abdominals must be fully flexed, with air expelled, with the legs and chest also tight. One-arm variations of the abdominal pose are PROHIBITED unless instructed by the Head Judge.
VIII.3Finals (Evening Show)
1. Presentation of the line-ups (should be omitted for classes of five or less)
2. Posing routine shall include all mandatory poses and at least 3 classic poses
3. Announcement of the top five per class

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