Couples
Mr. Fit Body
NATIONAL AMATEUR BODYBUILDERS ASSOCIATION & Ms. FIGURE®
RULES and REGULATIONS 

  A. Eligibility  
        1. Athlete's Eligibility for NABBA USA Amateur Competitions:  
               An amateur athlete is defined as any athlete who has not competed for prize money in a sanctioned competition of any federation. Based on this rule, all athletes competing in NABBA USA amateur competitions must be amateurs. An athlete who has competed professionally or has accepted prize money and wishes to compete as an amateur must serve a six month to one year reinstatement term to be determined and approved by the NABBA USA National Committee. Request for reinstatement must be received in writing from the athlete.
        2. Competition Eligibility:   
             a. Eligibility for Local, State or Regional competition: NONE  
             b. Eligibility for NABBA USA National Competitions: A contestant must have placed fifth or better in his/her height or weight class in a state, regional, or national amateur competition of any federation within the previous three years. Athletes must be United States citizens to compete in national competitions.  
             c. Official National titles are the: National Bodybuilding Championships, Junior National Bodybuilding Championships, American National Bodybuilding Championships, American Junior National Bodybuilding Championships, Natural United States Bodybuilding Championships, and Natural American Bodybuilding Championships.  
             d. National title winners of the above competitions in the Men's, Women's, Master's, Jr's, and Ms. Figure® categories, with the exception of the Junior National and American Junior National Bodybuilding Championships, are qualified for selection by the NABBA USA National Committee to enter NABBA International amateur events such as the Universe and World Championships.  
   B. Contest Rules:  
        1. Each NABBA competition will consist of one or more classes with height not weight distinctions. The scoring procedure used will be the placement system. Where five or seven judges are used, one high and one low score shall be dropped. When using a panel of nine judges, the two highest and two lowest scores shall be excluded in computing each contestant's final placement. Ties will be broken by the lowest placement system not most first place votes (Guidebook, page 13).  
        2. Posing attire for bodybuilding competitions must be of solid color, opaque, and of non-reflective material, devoid of embroidery, stripes, logos, or other embellishments. For the Ms. Figure® posing attire, consult the specific Judging Procedure in Guidebook.  
        3. The use of bronzers, tanning lotions, cremes, gels, posing oils, or other high-lighting products is acceptable for both prejudging and evening performance. On occasion, at the request of the venue site or the meet promoter, such products may be prohibited. In this case, athletes should be notified in advance.  
        4. A good quality cassette tape is required from each athlete for the evening performance. The tape should be cued by the athlete to start at the beginning of the routine. It is to the athlete's advantage to select the music piece which can dramatically enhance the free posing presentation. Words or lyrics on tape must contain any profanity nor be offensive.  
  C. Membership Information  
          All athletes, officials, and judges participating or competing in NABBA USA events must be registered members of NABBA USA, in good standing. Membership dues are $50.00 and starts with the date I registered and will expire on December 31 of that year - payable by money order, check, or cash from officials and judges. Only money orders made payable to NABBA USA, Inc. Or cash will be accepted from athletes at competition registration; money orders only by mail registration. Membership covers membership card, newsletter, mailings, and the right to participate in NABBA USA events.  
  D. Drug Tested Events: Requirements and Procedures  
          NABBA USA will conduct the most stringent and extensive drug testing analyses available at all natural events. All athletes must submit to a urinalysis test for each contest entered. A polygraph test may also be performed. Test results must prove negative. All athletes must be from all anabolic steroids, growth hormones, prescription diuretics, muscle implants, or other physique enhancing drugs for a three year period prior to the specific contest date. Masking substance which might be used with the intention of passing a polygraph test or urinalysis will not be permitted and will be included in the screening. Athletes competing in drug test events are required to sign a waiver and disclaimer, and to pay for the testing which is usually an additional $50.00. For additional information, refer to page 7 and 25A-B of the GUIDEBOOK.  
   E. Disqualifications and Suspensions:  
          Competitors will be subject to disqualification from their placement in the competition and loss of eligibility for competition in future NABBA USA events (suspension) for:  
          Poor sportsmanship - disqualification and one year suspension from contest date  
          Failed urinalysis at drug tested event - Three year suspension.  
If athlete files a written notarized appeal sent by registered mail to the NABBA USA Office P.O. Box 531, Baychester Station, Bronx NY 10469 disputing the authenticity of the results within two weeks after receiving the registered letter informing him/her that the urinalysis was positive, and wishes a retest, he/she must agree to appear at a place designated by the NABBA USA National Committee for the retest and pay his/her travel expenses to the testing site and cost of the retest. Results of the retest are then considered final and binding. If the athlete still wishes to appeal or dispute the results of the retest, then this matter may be taken before the American Arbitration Association.  

NABBA USA DRUG TESTING DISCLOSURE 
  
The Executive Committee of the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association USA has adopted the International Olympic Committee's Anabolic Steroid Substance List as it's basis. Below is the list of illegal substances currently being tested for in the profile in NABBA USA drug tested competitions. As conditions warrant, this list will be expanded as new substances are added and in conformance with our needs. This information is provided to you to allow for prudent consideration and as open disclosure.  

STEROIDS and MASKING AGENTS:  

Bolasterone Norethandienone
Boldenone Oxandrolone
Danazol Oxymesterone
Dromostanolone Oxymetholone
Dehydrochloromethyletestosterone Probenecid
Ethylestrenol Stanozolol
Fluoxymesterone Stenbolone
Mesterolone Testosterone and conjugates
Methanrioldipropionate Trenbolone
Methandeinone And Related Compounds
Nandrolone
Testosterone/Epitestosterone ratio is considered positive at a value greater than 6:1.
BETA-2 AGONISTS:  
When Administered Systemically, BETA-2 Agonists May Have Powerful Anabolic Effects.
Clenbuterol Salmeterol
Fenoterol Terbutaline
Salbutamol And Related Compounds

   F. Categories of Competition:  
        1. BodyBuilding:  
             a. Men: No age restriction. Overall winners of National titles are not eligible to compete in competitions below the national level except upon graduating into the Master's category.  
             b. Women: No age restriction. Overall winners of National titles are not eligible to compete in competitions below the national level except upon graduating into the Master's category.  
             c. Novice: Contestants shall not have previously won an overall title in any competition, nor their class in any category of competition except the Novice category. Novice class winners are eligible to compete in the Novice category until they win an overall . Overall and class winners of Teenage or Jr. Teenage competitions are exempt from the above and are eligible to enter the Novice category.  
             d. Junior: The Jr. Category in NABBA USA competitions is a transitional category between the Teenage and advanced Men's. Contestants shall be a maximum of 21 years of age and a minimum of 13 on the day of the competition. For International Jr Competitions, Jr. contestants shall be at least 13 years of age and under 21 years on January 1st of the year of the competition. Proof of age is required.  
             e. Jr. Teenage or Teenage: Contestants shall be at least 13 years of age and shall not have reached their 20th birthday on the day of the competition. Proof of age in the form of a copy of a birth certificate is required.  
             f. Masters: Contestants must have attained the minimum age of 40. However, if the promoter so wishes to run and Over-35 in an area category other than a national, he may petition the NABBA office for permission. Proof of age is required.  
             g. Grandmasters: Contestants must have attained the minimum age of 50. Proof of age is required.  
             h. Couples: Contestants shall be a pair consisting of one male and one female.  

       2. Ms. Figure®  
             Contestants for the Ms. Figure must have a trained and shaped body, be of the feminine gender, and at least 17 years of age.  

         3. Men's ATHLETIC
          A new category in NABBA USA for men who have an athletic and trained body without the heavy muscular development of a "bodybuilder". Competitors must have good muscle development and separation, low body fat, defined abdominals, and nice overall symmetry. Age minimum - 16 years.

         4. Mr.Fit Body
          Mr. Fit Body: men who display symmetry and overall conditioning but not extreme muscularity. Minimum age 16. Judged in board shorts and barefooted. Judged in 2 rounds.

         5. Women's Bikini (Ms. Bikini)
          The agreed NABBA criteria for the Women's Bikini judging are as follows:
The emphasis is on the shapely and symmetrical female beach body. The competitor should not have the toned development or definition of the Ms. FigureĀ® competitor.


  G. Classes of Competition  
        1. Height Classes  
          All NABBA USA competitors should be run in height classes or as a single class. The supervising body may adjust height class limits before the beginning of the event to facilitate the judging.    

Competition in Four Height Classes
Class
Males
Females
Short Under 5'6" Under 5'2"
Medium 5'6" to under 5'9" 5'2" to under 5'5"
Medium/Tall 5'9" to under 5'11" 5'5" to under 5'7"
Tall 5'11" and over 5'7" and over
 
Competition in Three Height Classes
Class
Males
Females
Short Under 5'7" Under 5'3"
Medium 5'7" to under 5'10" 5'3" to under 5'7"
Tall  5'10" and over 5'7" and over
 
Competition in Two Height Classes
Class
Males
Females
Short Under 5'8" Under 5'4"
Tall 5'8" and over 5'4" and over
        2. Weight Classes  
          At the discretion of the promoter and with the approval of the NABBA office, a competition may be run in weight classes if it is not a national competition. Promoters are reminded that height class competitions are preferred as the standard in NABBA.  
        3. International Height Classes  
          NABBA International competitions are run only in height classes. 
Class
Males
4. (short) up to 5'5" (up to 165 cm)
3. (medium) 5'5" to 5'7-3/4" (165 cm to 172 cm)
2. (medium/tall) 5'7-3/4" to 5'10-1/2" (172 cm to 179 cm)
1. (tall) over 5'10-1/2" (over 179 cm)
Class
Females
2. (short) up to 5'4-1/2" (up to 163 cm)
1. (tall) over 5'4-1/2" (over 163 cm)
        4. Day of Contest Class Modifications  
          Classes may be adjusted depending on the number of entries. Categories and class divisions are subject to changes with approval of both the NABBA official present and promoter.  

  H. Judging - Judges and Scoring Procedures 
        1. Head Judge:  
          The head judge shall be qualified, experienced, and able to conduct the competition and supervise the judging panel. The head judge will handle all communications between the judging panel and the contestants. The head judge will normally not vote unless there is an insufficient number of judges present.  
        2. Scoring Judges:  
          The judging panel will consist of an odd number of judges with no less than five. Each must be qualified within his/her organization and must be screened by the NABBA judging committee. Scoring sheets will then be scrutinized for competency and further judging assignments will be based on proficiency.  
        3. Scoring:  
             a. Competitors in each class will be scored and placed by each judge according to the judging criteria specified for each Category of Competition. Up to a maximum number of ten competitors must be given a 
             b. Not all competitors in a class consisting of a large number of athletes must be given a placement. The number of competitors that must be placed should equal the number of awards to be given + 2; i.e., if a class has 5 awards to be given, then a total of 7 competitors must be scored and ranked from 1 to 7 with the unranked competitors all placed 8.  
               c. If seven judges are used, one high and one low score is omitted in cimputing the class placements. If nine judges are used, two high and two low scores are omitted in computing the class placements.  
             d. Tie scores are broken by the following procedure: Using all the judge's scores, an "X" is entered for the contestant each judge placed highest. The contestant with the greatest number of "X's" is given the higher placement.  
             e. In determining the overall winner of a competition having classes, the class winners as a group must be put through the Quarter Turns (Round 1) and Official Mandatory Poses (Round 2). Optional Mandatory Poses may also be called by the head judge for further comparison. Each contestant must be placed, and high and low score(s) dropped if seven or nine judges are used. The contestant with the lowest number of points is the overall winner.  

   I. BodyBuilding Competition - Judging Criteria  
     The criteria used to judge a physique is based upon three equal aspects: (1) symmetry, (2) muscularity, and (3) presentation.  
        1. Symmetry:  
          Symmetry regers to the structural harmony of the physique relative to the size of the various body parts. Shape, proportion, detail, definition, and balance of each body part in relation to one another must give a cohesive whole and overall balance.  
        2. Muscularity:  
          Muscularity refers to the size of the muscles in relatioin to skeletal structure, their shape, hardness, and definition. Also included are separation between adjacent muscles and muscle groups, and striations within a muscle or muscle group. Low skin and inter/intra-muscular fat along with a lack of water retention enhance the muscular appearance.  
        3. Presentation:  
          Presentation is the effective display of the contestant's asset through posing ability, posture, projection, and carriage on stage. Skin tone, grooming, and posing outfit are a part of presentation. The selection of poses and their proper execution, the smoothness of transitions, and the coordinated selection of music all enhance the routine and presentation.  
   J. BodyBuilding Competition - Judging Procedures  
          The judging of the bodybuilding competition will be conducted in three rounds. Each competitor in the class will be given a single placement based on his/her total performance as set forth in the judging criteria. 
          Male competitors must wear solid colored posing trunks. Female competitors must wear solid colored two piece swimsuit free of any adornments; bikini, thong, or G-string are not permitted. Jewelry is not permitted except for a ring. Competitors may use light oil unless prohibited by the venue director.  

          Round 1. Quarter Turns  

          All competitors in the class will present themselves on stage in serial order in a straight line or curve and assume a semi-relaxed stance. The head judge will then instruct the competitors as a group to execute a series of quarter turns allowing the judges to view them from all sides. When this procedure is finished and the judges are satisfied, round one is completed.  

          Round 2. Mandatory Comparative Posing  

          All competitors in the class will present themselves on stage in serial order and assume a relaxed stance. The head judge will call each of the thirteen mandatory poses in order giving the competitors a sufficient number of seconds to hold the pose for the judge's determination and ample time for the athletes to rest between each pose. After the initial comparisons are completed, the head judge shall shift the competitors about and conduct additional comparisons of selected sub-groups which can include both mandatory and optional poses. Once the judging panel is satisfied, round two is finished, and prejudging is completed unless a free-posing round (Round 3) is required at that time.  

          Round 3. Free Posing  

          The athlete will individually perform his/her posing routine for a maximum of 60 seconds. It is the promoter's choice to have the athlete pose without music, to pose to background music supplied by the promoter, or allow the athlete to pose to his/her own music. 
          Upon agreement of the senior NABBA USA official present and contest promoter, this round may be deferred to the evening performance.  
   BodyBuilding Competiton - Evening Performance  
     The athlete will individually pose to his/her own music for a restricted time limit of 90 seconds. The number of athletes posing may be limited due to time constraints, and is at the promoter's discretion. However, all trophy recipients must pose. Upon completion of the last athlete's routine, the judging panel will make its final decision.  
     Female competitors may wear a swimsuit of solid color, multicolored, decorated, embroidered, jeweled, sequined, or tasseled. Wearing jewelry and makeup is permitted and the choice of the competitor.  

     Trophy Awards  

     The top athlete who will receive a trophy will be called back on stage and commence a one minute posedown for the audience. Awards ill then be presented. Awards may be presented after each class poses or after all the classes have posed. If the competition has classes and an overall winner need be selected, then the class winners will be called back on stage as a group, put through quarter turns and mandatory poses. When the judges have made their final decision, the competitors will be asked to leave the stage and the overall winner then brought back to receive the trophy.  

     Alternate Order of Judging Procedure:  

     Upon mutual agreement of the promoter and head judge, after the completion of Round 1 - Quarter Turns, each competitor in the class may be asked to perform their Free Posing routine for 60 seconds maximum. Upon conclusion, Mandatory Comparative Posing will be initiated to determine the final placements in that class.  
  K. BodyBuilding Competitions - Official Poses (Men and Women)  
     Mandatory Comparative Poses:  
        1. Abdominal and thighs - hands behind head.  
        2. Front lat spread with thighs flexed (heels together and toes pointed out at a 45 degree angle)  
        3. Front double biceps.   
        4. Side chest (lifted ribcage) - your favorite side.  
        5. Side triceps - your favorite side  (with leg flexed to display the side of the thigh and calf spiked).  
     (turn to the rear) 
        6. Back lat spread with one calf spiked.  
        7. Back double biceps.           
     (turn to the front) 
        8. Most muscular (Men Only) - your favorite.   
     Optional poses:  
       9. Double calf raise. 
       10. Hands on hips most muscular. 
       11. Thigh flex (right and left legs). 
       12. Hands behind back most muscular.  
       13. Serratus/intercostal twisted crunch (from either side).  
       14. Hamstring flex (from rear and side).  
       15. Overhead victory (front and rear).  

Ms. Figure®
       Ms. Figure is a registered servicemark in the United States of NABBA USA, Inc. All rights reserved

   L. Ms. Figure® - Judging Criteria  
      The agreed NABBA criteria for the Ms. Figure® judging is as follows: 

     "The emphasis must be on feminine shape and proportion while retaining a 'trained look' and low body fat levels, but not carrying development nor definition to an extreme. She should not have the degree of development, definition, separation, nor striations of the female bodybuilding competitor."        
  M. Ms. Figure® - Judging Procedures 
     The judging will be conducted in three rounds. Each competitor in the class will be given a single placement based on her total performance as set forth in the judging criteria. 
     The contest promoter has the right to specify the type of swimwear which is permissible; it may be limited to a two piece suit, bikini, and/or thong. Competitors should check with the promoter in advance of the competition which type(s) of swimsuit are allowed. The attire should be chosen to best and most advantageously show the figure and conditioning. The suit may be of solid color, multicolored, decorated, embroidered, jeweled, sequined, or tasseled. Wearing makeup and jewelry is optional and the choice of the competitor. High heel shoes are standard footwear during Rounds 1 & 2. At the discretion of the head NABBA USA official and contest promoter, the use of light body oil may be permitted.  

     Round 1. Symmetry - Quarter Turns 

     All competitors in the class will present themselves on stage in serial order in a straight line or curve facing the judges and assume a semi-relaxed stance with ankles touching. The head judge will instruct the competitors as a 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. When the judges are satisfied, Round 1 is completed. 

     Round 2. Mandatory Comparative Displays 

     All competitors in the class will present themselves on stage in serial order. The head judge will call in sequence the six mandatory displays giving the competitors a sufficient number of seconds to hold the display for the judge's determination and ample time for the competitors to rest between each display. After the initial comparisons are completed, the head judge may shift the position of the competitors and conduct additional comparisons. 

     Round 3. Individual Routines - Free Posing 

     Each competitor will be allowed a maximum of 90 seconds to exhibit her figure, physical conditioning, charisma, and presentation ability through this free posing round. The routine must be of artistic creation, graceful and artful, and should incorporate some of the mandatory Ms. Figure® displays. The routine must not be a fitness nor aerobic presentation, should not contain muscular poses, nor poses with a clenched fist. The routine must be performed in swimsuit and barefooted. Competitors and judges are again reminded that however graceful and exciting an individual presentation may be, the most important aspect is the agreed criteria applied to the Ms. Figure® judging as described above.

The official comparative displays for the Ms. Figure® are:
Hands to remain open during displays - No clenched fists permitted! High heels and jewelry can be worn.
1. HANDS ON HIPS (Front Display):
            Hands placed just above pelvic bones, lats spread. One leg extended to the side, both legs tensed. Displays
            overall symmetry and conditioning.
hands on hips
2. SIDE CHEST (Any side):
            Palms of hands touching one another. Legs in any position. Displays chest, upper body, legs and calves.
side chest
3. SIDE TRICEPS (Any side):
            Both arms extended downward. Slight rotation at the waist to display both arms and back. Calf spiked.
            Displays triceps, back, shoulders, leg, and calf.
side triceps
4. BACK DISPLAY with HANDS OVERHEAD:
            Legs in any position. Displays overall back symmetry and conditioning, including shoulders, biceps, hamstrings,
            and calves.
back display
5. ABDOMINALS/SERRATUS (Any side):
            One or both hands behind head. Legs in any position. Displays abdominals, serratus, overall conditioning and
            contour from the side. 
abdominals
6. ABDOMINALS and LEGS (Front):
            Both hands behind head touching back of neck. Abdominal region tensed and moved from side to side. Legs
            tensed and rotated. Displays abdominals, legs, body conditioning and contour from the front.
adominals/legs


  N. Men's ATHLETIC - Judging Criteria 
     The ATHLETIC category is a new category in NABBA USA for men who have an athletic and trained body without the heavy muscular development of a "bodybuilder". Competitors must have good muscle development and separation, low body fat, defined abdominals, and nice overall symmetry. Age minimum - 16 years.

  O. Men's ATHLETIC - Selection Round 
     Those athletes electing to enter the Athletic will be asked by the judging committee to appear backstage or on stage as a group in posing trunks and without body oil after check-in is completed and before the prejudging of the show begins to determine if their physique meets the criteria of this category. They will be asked to do quarter-turns and perform the same mandatory comparative poses as used in the men's bodybuilding with the omission of a most muscular.

Should the judges determine that an individual does not meet the criteria
of this category and that his physique is too massive for the Athletic, he will be transferred to the Bodybuilding category.

   
   P. Men's ATHLETIC - Judging Procedures  
     The Athletic category will be judged in three rounds. Each competitor in the class will be given a single placement based on his total performance as set forth in the judging criteria.

Round 1. Quarter Turns
Round 2. Mandatory Comparative Posing (7 poses)
1. Front double biceps
2. Front lat spread with thighs flexes (heels together, toes pointed out 45 degrees)
3. Side chest (lifted ribcage) - your favorite side
4. Back double biceps
5. Back lat spread with one calf spiked
6. Side triceps - your favorite (leg flexed to display the side of the thigh and calf spiked)
7. Abdominals and thighs - hands behind head
Round 3. Free Posing
The athlete will individually perform his posing routine for a maximum of 60 or 90 seconds as specified by the promoter in the entry form.

Competitors must wear solid colored posing trunks.
Competitors may use light body oil.
Jewelry is not permitted except for a ring.
Crossover will not be permitted between the Bodybuilding and the Athletic categories.

   Q. Couples (Mixed Pairs)- Judging Criteria 
Judges will look for couples who compliment one another in appearance and demeanor, body structure and conditioning. They should also present a routine which is completely in harmony and not pose independently of each other.
Pairings Permitted:
1. Male bodybuilder with Female bodybuilder
2. Male bodybuilder with Ms. Figure®
3. Male bodybuilder with Ms. Bikini
4. Men's Athletic with Female bodybuilder
5. Men's Athletic with Ms. Figure®
6. Men's Athletic with Ms. Bikini

Attire:
Male competitors must wear solid colored posing trunks.

Female competitors must wear solid colored two piece posing/swim suit free of adornments; bikini, thong, or G-string are NOT permitted!!

Jewelry is not permitted except for finger or small ear rings. Competitors may use light oil unless prohibited by the promoter or venue director.

   R. Couples - Judging Procedures 
The judging will be conducted in three rounds with each round scored independently. The total of the three rounds will be determined. Each Couple in the class will then be given a single placement based on their total score with the lowest total score placing first.

          Round 1. Symmetry - Quarter Turns 

All competitors in the class will present themselves in pairs on stage in serial order in a straight line or curve facing the judges and assume a semi-relaxed stance with ankles touching The head judge will instruct the pairs as a 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. When the judges are satisfied, Round 1 is completed.

          Round 2. Mandatory Comparative Posing (7 poses) 

All competitors in the class will present themselves on stage in pairs in serial order. The head judge will call in sequence the seven mandatory poses giving the competitors a sufficient number of seconds to hold the poses for the judge's determination and ample time for the competitors to rest between each pose. After the initial comparison are completed, the head judge may shift the position of the competitors and conduct additional comparisons.

1. Front double biceps
2. Front lat spread with thighs flexes (heels together, toes pointed out 45 degrees)
3. Side chest (lifted ribcage) - your favorite side
4. Back double biceps
5. Back lat spread with one calf spiked
6. Side triceps - your favorite (leg flexed to display the side of the thigh and calf spiked)
7. Abdominals and thighs - hands behind head

Note: Figure or Bikini athletes should hit the poses where applicable using the Ms. Figure® positionings - open hands (no clenched fists).

          Round 3. Free Posing 

Each couple will be allowed a maximum of 90 to 60 seconds as specified by the promoter to exhibit their physical conditioning, symmetry, charisma, and presentation ability through this free posing round choreographed to the athletes' own choice of music. It should be colorful, interesting and enjoyable for both the couples to perform and audience to view.

The routine must be performed in posing suit and barefooted.

   S. Women's Bikini - Judging Procedures 
The judging will be conducted in two rounds. Round one will be judged on the competitor's symmetry and appearance. In this round the competitors will enter the stage as a group and will be instructed by the head judge to do quarter turns; the judges will rank the competitors in comparison with the other competitors (1-10, etc, with 1 being the 1st placement). Round two will be judged by a stage walk taking into consideration: style of walk, poise, confidence, stage presence and attitude. In this round the competitors will do individual stage walking, the judges will rate the walk with a numeric value between 1 and 10, with 1 being the best score; lowest score wins. Demerits will be given for excessive muscularity, striations or leanness.

Judging Criteria

  • Symmetry and Appearance: Competitors will be judged on good overall symmetrical balance to their physiques.
  • Style of Walk / Poise: Competitors should display confidence and personality in their walk and project poise and charisma. Turns should be smooth and fluid.
  • Confidence / Stage Presence / Attitude: Judges are looking for competitors to project themselves in a confident and positive manner with a relaxed and positive smile and depicting an energetic attitude.
  • Demerits for Excessive Muscularity: Competitors in this category should not possess the muscularity of Ms. Figure or Ms. Physique and can receive Demerits for being too muscular.
  • Demerits for Excessive Striation or Leanness: Competitors in this category should not possess the leanness of Ms. Figure or the striations of Ms. Physique and can receive Demerits for being too lean.
  • Demerits for Provocative Clothing: Competitors must wear a bikini that fits their figure properly. No thongs or g-strings permitted. Demerits can be received if clothing is deemed inappropriate.

  • The attire should be chosen to best display the symmetry of the competitor and must fit the figure properly. The suit must be a bikini (no g-string or thong) and a solid color, embroidered, decorated, jeweled, sequined, or tasseled. Wearing makeup or jewelry is optional and the choice of the competitor. High heel shoes are the standard footwear. Demerits could be given if clothing is deemed inappropriate.

    T. Women's Bikini - Stage Walking 
    As each venue may require stage entrance from the left or the right, below are diagrams for the Women's Bikini Stage Walking. Each competitor will be judged individually.

    Entrance from Stage Right:
    Enter Stage right (A); stop at center stage (B) - competitor faces the Judges to show her physique to the Judges; competitor continues walking to front of stage left (C); at this point the competitor stops and faces the Judges; then walks from stage left across stage to stage right (D), stop and face the Judges, then walks to center stage (B), face the Judges and exit stage right (E).


    Entrance from Stage Left:
    Enter Stage left (A); stop at center stage (B) - competitor faces the Judges to show her physique to the Judges, competitor continues walking to front of stage right (C); at this point the competitor stops, faces the Judges; then walks from stage right across stage to stage left (D), stop and face the Judges, then walks to center stage (B), face the Judges and exit stage left (E).

    NOTE: NO CROSSOVERS ARE PERMITTED BETWEEN ANY OF THE WOMEN'S CATEGORIES.


    V. Mr. Fit Body  

    Judging Criteria

  • Muscularity and Body Condition: Judges will be looking for fit contestants who display good symmetry combined with muscularity and overall conditioning. As this is not a bodybuilding contest, extreme muscularity will be penalized.
  • Stage Presence and Personality
    Contestants will be asked to walk in board shorts. Shorts must be positioned about one inch below the belly button and length just above the knee.. No spandex and no logos are permitted on the board shorts, however a manufacturer's logo is acceptable. Competitors will enter the stage without a shirt and barefoot. No lewd or offensive acts permitted. Judges are looking for the contestant with the best stage presence and poise who can best convey his personality to the audience


    Crossover from Mr. Fit Body into any Men's Bodybuilding or Men's Athletic division is NOT permitted.


    COMPETITION JUDGING
    Presentation:
  • Competitors will walk to the center of the stage alone and perform front and back turns with optional pose of hand in pocket or hand on hip, finishing facing the judges as directed then proceed to the side of the stage.
    Comparison Round.
  • The competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed to do turns._ Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in turns.

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