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4. Pose down (class)
5. Presentation of class awards
6. Symmetry and muscularity comparisons for class winners (judged)
7. Pose down (overall)
8. Presentation of overall awards
IX. Men’s Physique Competition
Competitors can crossover into bodybuilding at the discretion of the promoter with the chairperson’s approval.
IX.1 Judging Criteria
Class Breakdown
Men’s Physique classes shall consist of 3 weight class breakdowns:
Lightweight – up to 156 1⁄4 lbs.
Middleweight – over 156 1⁄4 lbs. to 172 1⁄4 lbs. Heavyweight – over 172 1⁄4 lbs.
The promoter has the option to run one class with five or less competitors.
Muscularity and Conditioning
Judges will be looking for fit athletes that display proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition. This is not a bodybuilding contest therefore extreme muscularity will be scored down.
Stage Presence and Personality
Contestants will be asked to walk in board shorts (Shorts must be above the knee in length and can be one inch below the belly button, no spandex and logos are not permitted on board shorts manufacturer’s logo such as Adidas or Nike symbol are acceptable. Competitors will enter the stage without a shirt and barefoot. The moon pose is not allowed. Judges are looking for the contestant with the best stage presence and poise that convey his personality to the audience.
Competitors will walk to the center of stage alone and perform quarter turns with optional pose of hand on hips or hands in pocket. Finishing facing the judges then proceed to the side stage.
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