A teen is an athlete who is no older than 19 on the day of the UK finals. Competitors who are older than 19 on the day of the UK finals are not eligible to compete in the teen class.
A Junior athlete will be under 23. Athletes who are 23 years or older on the day of the UK Finals are not eligible to compete in the junior class.
A First Timer is an athlete who has NEVER competed in any federation, any division or any class before.
A Novice is an athlete who has never placed in the top 3 of a competition in any previous season.
Your status as a novice lasts the duration of a season. Athletes who have won a regional, national title, or competed internationally as a teen, junior, masters or men’s physique competitor are not eligible to be considered a novice.
This class may be split based on the athlete’s height into either 2 or 3 classes at the discretion of the head judge. The height classes are as follows;
Two Height Classes
Short: Up to and including 174cm
Tall: Over 174 cm
Three Height Classes
Short: Up to and including 170cm
Medium: Over 170 cm and including 178 cm
Tall: Over 178 cm
MASTERS AND GRANDMASTERS
Athletes over the age of 40 are eligible for the Masters bodybuilding class
Athletes over the age of 50 are eligible for the Grandmasters bodybuilding class.
An additional trophy may be awarded and presented in the Grandmasters class for the best over 60’s athlete.
MR GOLDEN ERA
Only athletes from the bodybuilding division are eligible to compete in the Mr Golden Era competition. Athletes will be selected from their respective classes and invited to take part in this competition prior to the overall award.
The Male Bodybuilding Division is judged over three posing rounds to evaluate the athlete’s physique and presentation. Bodybuilding judging takes into consideration the whole body from top to bottom, not just one body part. The Judges are looking for the “total package.” including conditioning, muscularity, symmetry, and presentation.
The three rounds judged are:
- Symmetry – Encompasses the overall proportions, and symmetry from the top to bottom and front and side of the physique.
- Muscularity – Overall muscle size, and conditioning is assessed in this round.
- Free Posing – Stage presentation is considered in this round, as is the athletes ability to display their strengths and hide their weaknesses.
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