NOVICE: (Note Novice class is only open at qualifiers NOT final events)
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 masters, bikini, fit body or bodybuilding competitor are not eligible to be considered a novice.
This is the open Fit Body class. The division may be split into short and tall classes depending on the number of competitors. The division will be split as follows:
Short, under 163 cm tall
Tall, over 163 cm tall
Fit Body is judged equally on muscularity, symmetry, and stage presence. Judges will be looking at balance and proportion (e.g., between upper and lower body).
Athletes should be symmetrically balanced; upper or lower body should not overpower the other; no one-body part should overpower the rest of the physique.
Competitors must also show good muscle development and conditioning. The key is to come in conditioned and not overly muscular, too striated or hard looking. Too much overall muscle mass or appearing to be at the same physical level of a bodybuilding competitor is not Fit Body. Some separation is required to display the different muscle groups.
In clear terms - Fit Body is a division that suits those with a more “trained” look, i.e. harder conditioned figure athletes/lighter muscled bodybuilders.
The three rounds judged are:
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