Where a Jnr physique is offered athletes should be under the age of 23 on the day of the national UK finals.
NOVICE: (Note Novice class is only open at qualifiers NOT final events)
Where a Novice physique is offered - 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 Juniors, Masters, or in the bodybuilding division are not eligible to be considered a novice.
This is the open Men’s Physique. Where there are more than 15 entries the physique division may be divided into height classes as follows:
Short: under 174 cm tall
Tall: Over 174 cm tall
Judges are looking for a lean, fit, muscular physique that is balanced and aesthetically pleasing. Athletes should be groomed properly, possess a pleasing muscle shape, good v-taper (highlighted by relatively wide shoulders and a small waist) and a well-developed mid-section are prominent in the judges’ criteria. Judges are not looking for the level of muscle mass or extreme leanness that are necessary for success in bodybuilding.
The two rounds judged are:
Round #1 - Fitness & Balance
Round shoulders, defined abs, soft lines in legs, and tight glutes
Over lean, muscular, or hard or vascular physiques will be scored down
Round #2 - Physical Appearance/ Stage Walk
The overall appearance of the athlete. Stage presentation, suit choice, tanning, hair,
makeup, etc. is encompassed in this round.
CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE JUDGING CRITERIA INCLUDING COMPETITION ATTIRE & ROUND SPECIFICATIONS