MEN'S PHYSIQUE CLASS RULES / CRITERIA
MEN'S PHYSIQUE - (new name as of January 2023)
Do Not confuse with Men's Classique Physique which is a completely separate NABBA category)
Includes: Open and Over 45's
Attire - Competitors will wear "Sports shorts". Mid-thigh max length in length and approx. 2 cm below belly button, no skin-tight shorts and no advertisement should be on the shorts (manufacturer’s logo is acceptable) One Colour Preferred.
This Class will have the following structure:
Round 1 Quarter Turns
The general presentation during the quarter turns will consist of competitors presenting themselves with poise, self-confidence and posture. Although they will be in fixed but not flexed stance. The judges are looking for a "total package" and competitors are warned against adopting any stance that tries to emulate too much muscularity.
Round 2 - I Walk
Competitor’s will perform an I walk individually. Starting point at back of stage plinth facing judges table, head judge will request you to walk forward to stage front, stop front stage then be requested to rotate right, left side pose, to rear pose, right side pose, to front pose, then to face rear of stage and walk back, once a rear of stage turn to front again, head judge will then ask you to return to line up in numerical order, I walk to music of the DJ’s choice.
Round 3 Comparisons
Competitors will be called back on to stage. Competitor numbers will be called requesting them to come front / centre stage in small groups of 4- 6 athletes.
The judges will request the following poses:
1. Front Biceps
2. Left side oblique
3. Back Biceps
4. Right side Oblique
5. Front favourite pose
Athletes who are not in the line-up are asked to adopt the "front stance" with no posing.
Pose-down & Awards
All athletes may be asked to perform 30 seconds of free posing - then assemble in a line at back of stage for placement awards. (This may take place after preliminary rounds of another class)