Male Categories

Men’s Bodybuilding

Required Suit

Bodybuilding Male Posing Trunks

Judging Criteria

Consists of One Round in a group comparison presentation.

Judging Criteria is based on symmetry, muscularity, definition, (conditioning) and stage presence.

Round 1- Symmetry of Proportion: Definition: Correspondence in size, shape, an relative position of parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or median plan or center of axis.

Competitors will be instructed by the Head Judge to stand erect with their feet together, and arms down to their sides of their torso, shoulders and head facing directly front.

Competitors will make quarter turns to the right on command as they are judged on overall balance, shape of their physique. Their structure should be overall aesthetically pleasing from all four sides viewed.

Symmetry is defined as the proportional balance of opposite body parts such as:
Shoulder caps to the arms and to the calfs
Barrel of the chest to the quadriceps together
Upper torso tapering down to the waist and hips

Round 1- Muscularity, Definition & Separation: Competitors will perform a number of mandatory poses on command of the Head Judge. The competitors will be judged on overall muscularity and size, muscle shape and fullness, and muscle density.

Definition is judged on the competitor’s distinct muscular detail level that separates the different muscle groups of their physique while attaining the mass and fullness of their muscle groups.  A very conditioned and very stringy runners look is NOT acceptable in this division.

Mandatory Poses

  • Front Double Biceps
  • Front Lat Spread
  • Abdominal and Quadriceps
  • Left Side Chest
  • Left Side Triceps
  • Rear Double Biceps w/ Right Calf Flexed
  • Rear Lat Spread w/ Left calf Flexed
  • Rear Double Calf Flexed
  • Right Side Chest
  • Right Side Triceps
  • Hands on Hips Most Muscular
  • Crab (The Hulk) Most Muscular

Individual Posing Routine

Each competitor will be allowed a maximum of 90 seconds (some events will have a time restraint of 60 seconds) to display their physique, physical conditioning, and the competitors overall presentation through their posing routine. Competitor to provide posing routine music at registration. CD in audio format.

Men’s Bodybuilding Divisions

Kids (6-8yrs & 9-12yrs)

Teenage (13-17yrs & 18-19yrs)

Junior (20-23yrs)

Jr. Masters (35-39yrs)

Masters (40-49yrs)

Grand Masters (50-59yrs)

Ultra Masters (60-69yrs)

Super Ultra Masters (70-79yrs)

Super Platinum Masters (80+yrs)

Novice Men (Height Classes if permit)

Open Men (Height Classes if permit)

Professional (Height Classes if permit)

 

 

Fitness Men

Required Suit

Swimwear

Judging Criteria

The judges will be looking for pose and coordination, skin tone, artistic presentation and high display of elegance, personality and glamour.

In all rounds, competitors should maintain direct, but relaxed posture.
Do not flex or try to emphasize muscle size. (This is not a bodybuilding division.)

The judging will be conducted in two equal rounds.
Each competitor in the class will be given a point score with an overall tabulation of points between all rounds.

Swimsuit Round

Competitors will present themselves on stage in serial order in a straight line 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. The judging is based on overall symmetry and muscle definition. Competitors should have a good to excellent muscle tone and appear to have reasonable levels of body fat. The judges are not looking for muscle mass “ripped to the bone”, extreme striations or vascularity of a bodybuilder.
No jewelry,gloves,hats,etc. are permitted.
The judges objectives are: the competitors should have good to excellent muscle tone with reasonable levels of body fat; the physique should appear evenly developed with a high degree of attention to symmetry, proportion and overall appearance including completion, poise and overall presentation. The lean muscularity of the upper and lower extremities should flow aesthetically when viewed from all creating a balanced sculpted appearance.

Fitness Routine

Competitors will present a fitness routine in active wear for a maximum of 90 seconds. They will emphasize strength, flexibility and endurance. 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 a talent or interest they may have such as dance, martial arts, jumping rope, baton, gymnastics, aerobics, etc Props may be used. Please note competitors are not expected to be gymnast.
Although, routines are to be high energy which includes movements demonstrating strength, flexibility and endurance, gymnastic tumbling and/ or acrobatics is not required, and judges will not penalize competitors that do not display gymnastic ability.
Judging objectives are: high level execution of movements, including full extensions. Execution of movements should appear effortless; adequate use of props of audience awareness. (This also includes audience participation and stage presence; projection of personality and creativity.

Divisions

  1. Open (Open to all)

Kids & Teen Fitness


Required Suit

No Specific Outfit Required (Age Appropriate)

Judging Criteria

Consists of One Round in a group comparison presentation.

Judging Criteria is based on symmetry, athletic definition, and stage presence.

Round 1- Symmetry of Proportion: Definition: Correspondence in size, shape, and relative position of parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or center of axis.

Competitors will be instructed by the Head Judge to stand erect with their feet together, and arms down to their sides of their torso, shoulders and head facing directly front.

Competitors will make quarter turns to the right on command as they are judged on overall balance, shape of their physique. Their structure should be overall aesthetically pleasing from all four sides viewed.

Individual Posing Routine

Each competitor will be allowed a maximum of 90 seconds (some events will have a time restraint of 60 seconds) to display their flexibility, strength, and endurance. Competitors can perform any activity they have excelled in. (i.e. bodybuilding, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, aerobics, ANY  fitness activity) Competitor to provide posing routine music at registration. CD in audio format.

Kids & Teen Fitness Divisions

Boys (6-8yrs)

Teen (13-17yrs)

 

Men’s Physique

 

Required Suit

Board Shorts (No Elastic Waist Band)

Judging Criteria

Consists of two rounds in a group comparison presentation.

Judging Criteria is based on symmetry, muscularity, definition, (conditioning) and stage presence.  Men’s Physique has less Muscular Mass than Men’s Bodybuilding.

Round 1- Symmetry of Proportion: Definition: Correspondence in size, shape, and relative position of parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or center of axis.

Competitors will make quarter turns to the right on command while in their “Physique Stage Stance” The lower torso is exempt from being judged.

Symmetry is defined as the proportional balance of opposite body parts such as:
Shoulder caps to the arms and to the calfs
Barrel of the chest to the quadriceps together
Upper torso tapering down to the waist and hips

Round 2- Muscularity, Definition & Separation: Competitors will perform a number of mandatory poses on command of the Head Judge. (Not Allowed: Front Lat Spread, Crab Most Muscular) The competitors will be judged on overall muscularity and size, muscle shape and fullness, and muscle density.

Definition is judged on the competitor’s distinct muscular detail level that separates the different muscle groups of their physique while attaining the mass and fullness of their muscle groups.  A very conditioned and very stringy runners look is NOT acceptable in this division.

Mandatory Poses

  • Front Double Biceps
  • Left Side Chest
  • Left Side Triceps
  • Left Side Intercostals
  • Rear Double Biceps
  • Right Side Chest
  • Right Side Triceps
  • Right Side Intercostals
  • Abdominals
  • Favorite Physique Pose

*** NOT ALLOWED: Front Lat Spread, Crab (The Hulk) Most Muscular***

Individual Posing

Perform a T-Walk OR I-Walk

T- Walk:

Start from the back center stage marker

Walk to the front center stage marker

Walk to the left stage marker

Walk to the right stage marker

Walk back to the center stage marker, display back pose

I-Walk:

Start from the back center stage marker

Walk to the front center stage marker, display front and back pose

***The Back Pose is the last pose performed during T-Walk OR I-Walk***

Not following the markers on stage and the steps listed above may result in deduction of points. (The markers on stage represent the best lighting for judges and photographers) 

Men’s Physique Divisions

Teenage (13-17yrs & 18-19yrs)

Junior (20-23yrs)

Jr. Masters (35-39yrs)

Masters (40-49yrs)

Grand Masters (50-59yrs)

Ultra Masters (60-69yrs)

Super Ultra Masters (70-79yrs)

Novice Men (Height Classes if permit)

Open Men (Height Classes if permit)

Professional Men (Height Classes if permit)

 

                               Men’s Classic Physique

Required Suit

Classic Physique Posing Trunks/Shorts (Available on Website> Store Tab)

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Judging Criteria

Consists of Two Rounds: Group comparison and posing routine.

Judging Criteria is based on symmetry, muscularity, definition, (conditioning) and stage presence.

Round 1- Symmetry of Proportion: Definition: Correspondence in size, shape, and relative position of parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or median plan or center of axis.

Competitors will be instructed by the Head Judge to stand erect with their feet together, and arms down to their sides of their torso, shoulders and head facing directly front.

Competitors will make quarter turns to the right on command as they are judged on overall balance, shape of their physique. Their structure should be overall aesthetically pleasing from all four sides viewed.

Symmetry is defined as the proportional balance of opposite body parts such as:

Shoulder caps to the arms and to the calfs

Barrel of the chest to the quadriceps together

Upper torso tapering down to the waist and hips

Round 1- Muscularity, Definition & Separation: Competitors will perform a number of mandatory poses and “Classic Physique” poses on command of the Head Judge. The competitors will be judged on overall muscularity and size, muscle shape and fullness, and muscle density.

Definition is judged on the competitor’s distinct muscular detail level that separates the different muscle groups of their physique while attaining the mass and fullness of their muscle groups.  A very conditioned and very stringy runners look is NOT acceptable in this division.

Mandatory Poses

  • Front Double Biceps
  • Front Lat Spread
  • Abdominal and Quadriceps
  • Left Side Chest
  • Left Side Triceps
  • Rear Double Biceps w/ Right Calf Flexed
  • Rear Lat Spread w/ Left calf Flexed
  • Rear Double Calf Flexed
  • Right Side Chest
  • Right Side Triceps
  • Hands on Hips Most Muscular
  • Crab (The Hulk) Most Muscular
    – CLASSIC PHYSIQUE POSE –
  • Twisting Back Standing/Kneeling
  • Victory Symmetry Stance
  • Front Pose with Vacuum
  • Front or Back Pose Split Stance

Individual Posing Routine (Round 2)

Each competitor will be allowed a maximum of 90 seconds (some events will have a max of 60 seconds) Creativity and “Classic Physique” Pose(s) must be portrayed in posing routine along with presentation of physique and physical conditioning in the overall routine. Competitor to provide posing routine music at registration. CD in audio format.

Men’s Classic Physique Divisions

Open Men

Professional Men

 

                 Men’s Physically Challenged Wheelchair


Required Suit

Athletic Attire (Competitors choice)

Judging Criteria

Consists of One Round in a group comparison presentation.

Judging Criteria is based on symmetry, muscularity, definition, (conditioning) and stage presence.

Round 1- Symmetry of Proportion: Definition: Correspondence in size, shape, and relative position of parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or center of axis.

Competitors will make quarter turns to the right on command as they are judged on overall balance, shape of their physique. Their structure should be overall aesthetically pleasing from all four sides viewed.

Symmetry is defined as the proportional balance of opposite body parts such as:
Shoulder caps to the arms and to the calfs
Barrel of the chest to the quadriceps together
Upper torso tapering down to the waist and hips

Round 1- Muscularity, Definition & Separation: Competitors will perform a number of mandatory poses on command of the Head Judge. The competitors will be judged on overall muscularity and size, muscle shape and fullness, and muscle density.

Definition is judged on the competitor’s distinct muscular detail level that separates the different muscle groups of their physique while attaining the mass and fullness of their muscle groups.

Mandatory Poses

  • Front Double Biceps
  • Front Lat Spread
  • Abdominals and Quadriceps (Optional)
  • Left Side Chest
  • Left Side Triceps
  • Rear Double Biceps
  • Rear Lat Spread
  • Rear Double
  • Right Side Chest
  • Right Side Triceps
  • Hands on Hips Most Muscular
  • Crab (The Hulk) Most Muscular

Individual Posing Routine

Each competitor will be allowed a maximum of 90 seconds (some events will have a time restraint of 60 seconds) to display their physique, physical conditioning, and the competitors overall presentation through their posing routine. Competitor to provide posing routine music at registration. CD in audio format.

Men’s Bodybuilding Divisions

Open Men

 

                 Men’s Physically Challenged Standing


Required Suit

Bodybuilding Male Posing Trunks

Judging Criteria

Consists of One Round in a group comparison presentation.

Judging Criteria is based on symmetry, muscularity, definition, (conditioning) and stage presence.

Round 1- Symmetry of Proportion: Definition: Correspondence in size, shape, and relative position of parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or center of axis.

Competitors will be instructed by the Head Judge to stand erect with their feet together, and arms down to their sides of their torso, shoulders and head facing directly front.

Competitors will make quarter turns to the right on command as they are judged on overall balance, shape of their physique. Their structure should be overall aesthetically pleasing from all four sides viewed.

Symmetry is defined as the proportional balance of opposite body parts such as:
Shoulder caps to the arms and to the calfs
Barrel of the chest to the quadriceps together
Upper torso tapering down to the waist and hips

Round 1- Muscularity, Definition & Separation: Competitors will perform a number of mandatory poses on command of the Head Judge. The competitors will be judged on overall muscularity and size, muscle shape and fullness, and muscle density.

Definition is judged on the competitor’s distinct muscular detail level that separates the different muscle groups of their physique while attaining the mass and fullness of their muscle groups.

Mandatory Poses

  • Front Double Biceps
  • Front Lat Spread
  • Abdominals and Quadriceps
  • Left Side Chest
  • Left Side Triceps
  • Rear Double Biceps w/ Right Calf Flexed
  • Rear Lat Spread w/ Left calf Flexed
  • Rear Double Calf Flexed
  • Right Side Chest
  • Right Side Triceps
  • Hands on Hips Most Muscular
  • Crab (The Hulk) Most Muscular

Individual Posing Routine

Each competitor will be allowed a maximum of 90 seconds (some events will have a time restraint of 60 seconds) to display their physique, physical conditioning, and the competitors overall presentation through their posing routine. Competitor to provide posing routine music at registration. CD in audio format.

Men’s Bodybuilding Divisions

Open Men

 

 

 

Men’s Sports Model 

Required Suit

Sports Theme Outfit OR Fashionable Gym Wear
Personality and Creativity may be displayed in Outfit

Judging Criteria

Consists of One Round

Judging Criteria is based on presentation, overall suave, personality, athletic conditioned body, and marketability.  The competitor will need to deliver a 30 second speech on their philosophy of fitness.

Round 1- Consists of T-Walk OR I Walk , and a 30 second speech on the competitor’s  philosophy of fitness.
Symmetry of Proportion: Definition: Correspondence in size, shape, and relative position of parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or center of axis.

Competitors will make quarter turns to the right on command.

Individual Posing

Perform a T-Walk OR I-Walk

T- Walk:

Start from the back center stage marker

Walk to the front center stage marker

Walk to the left stage marker

Walk to the right stage marker

Walk back to the center stage marker, display back pose

I-Walk:

Start from the back center stage marker

Walk to the front center stage marker, display front and back pose

***The Back Pose is the last pose performed during T-Walk OR I-Walk***

Not following the markers on stage and the steps listed above may result in deduction of points. (The markers on stage represent the best lighting for judges and photographers)

Men’s Sports Model  

Jr. Masters (35-39yrs)

Masters (40-49yrs)

Grand Masters (50-59yrs)

Ultra Masters (60-69yrs)

Super Ultra Masters (70-79yrs)

Novice Men (Height Classes if permit)

Open Men (Height Classes if permit)

Professional (Height Classes if permit)

 

Men’s Beach Body

Required Suit

Board Shorts

Judging Criteria

Consists of one round in a group comparison presentation.

Judging Criteria is based on an athletic/model look without the use of heavy weight training.  Men’s Beach Body has less Muscle Mass than Men’s Physique.

Round 1- Symmetry of Proportion: Definition: Correspondence in size, shape, and relative position of parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or center of axis.

Competitors will make quarter turns to the right on command.

Individual Posing

Perform a T-Walk OR I-Walk

Men’s Beach Body Divisions

Novice Men

Body Quest Men

Required Suit

Something that complements you.

Judging Criteria

The judges will be looking for a combination of these objectives:

  1. Quest for your healthy fit body
  2. Quest for a fit and healthy Life Style
  3. Quest for your body transformation
  4. Quest to change your life forever
  5. Quest to look, feel and be your best!
  6. Quest to eliminate health issues
  7. Quest to your self-confidence
  8. Quest for your fitness goals
  9. Issues to Quest – Examples:
    Obesity
    Diabetes
    Cholesterol
    Rehabilitation (injury)
    Mental Health
    Physical Disabilities
    Pregnancy weight
    Low-Self EsteemA person’s transformation of their body, health and soul with the support system you design for yourself (trainer, spouse, significant other, family, friends) or all of the above.How to start your Body Quest:
    Submit application
    Tell us about your journey in 200 words or less, include a list of people that have supported and inspired your body quest.
    Include before and after photos and/or videoWhat we Provide – Body Quest Reveal:
    The platform and recognition for you to reveal – Your Body Quest!
    Showcase you and your Body Quest Platform
    Recognition
    Support System
    Achievements
    Emcee will announce you and your Body Quest journey, and support system
    You will be introduced to the stage and audience “REVEAL”
    You reveal the new you in your choice of attire: Sportswear, swimwear, evening wear, etc.
    Be creative – Makeover
    Have your support system at the reveal, bring signs, cheer, etc.
    Body Quest certificate
    Photos on stage with you and your support system

    More Information

    Description of Quarter Turns: Quarter Turn Right Head and eyes facing the same direction as the body, heels together, knees together and slightly bent, stomach in, chest out, shoulders back, left arm hanging relaxed and slightly back from the center-line of the body with a slight bend at the elbow, right arm hanging relaxed and slightly front of the center-line of the body with a slight bend at the elbow. The positioning of the arms will cause the upper body to twist slightly left with the left shoulder lowered and the right shoulder raised. Quarter Turn Back Head and eyes facing the same direction as the body, heels together, knees together and slightly bent, stomach in, chest out, shoulders back, both arms hanging relaxed and at the side along the center-line of the body, elbows slightly bent, tips of the fingers at the hips (no further than 6 inches from the body). Quarter Turn Right Head and eyes facing the same direction as the body, heels together, knees together and slightly bent, stomach in, chest out, shoulders back, right arm hanging relaxed and slightly back from the center-line of the body with a slight bend at the elbow, left arm hanging relaxed and slightly front of the center-line of the body with a slight bend at the elbow. The positioning of the arms will cause the upper body to twist slightly right with the right shoulder lowered and the left shoulder raised. Quarter Turn Front Head and eyes facing the same direction as the body, heels together, knees together and slightly bent, stomach in, chest out, shoulders back, both arms hanging relaxed and at the side along the center-line of the body, elbows slightly bent, tips of the fingers at the hips (no further than 6 inches from the body).
    The finalists of each contest qualify to compete in September at the Team USA Championships and become a part of the team. Team members will their country at international competitions such as the World, Natural Universe, and Natural Olympia.

                                   Men’s Ink /Tattoo

 

Required Suit

Board shorts  OR Posing Trunks

Judging Criteria

Consists of One Round

Judging Criteria is based on Ink/Tattoos that are visible, presentation, individuality, confidence, and composure.

Round 1- Consists of T-Walk OR I-Walk, Symmetry of Proportion: Definition: Correspondence in size, shape, and relative position of parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or center of axis.

Competitors will make quarter turns to the right on command.

The competitor will give a 30 second speech explaining the significance of their Ink/Tattoos.

Individual Posing

Perform a T-Walk OR I-Walk

T- Walk:

Start from the back center stage marker

Walk to the front center stage marker

Walk to the left stage marker

Walk to the right stage marker

Walk back to the center stage marker, display back pose

I-Walk:

Start from the back center stage marker

Walk to the front center stage marker, display front and back pose

***The Back Pose is the last pose performed during T-Walk OR I-Walk***

Not following the markers on stage and the steps listed above may result in deduction of points. (The markers on stage represent the best lighting for judges and photographers)

Men’s Ink /Tattoo

Open Men