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Men's Classic Physique

Suit Selection/Athlete Attire

All posing suits will be evaluated at Athlete Registration the day before the event.

Posing suits must be black spandex shorts (square cut) with no logos, covering all of the gluteus maximus and frontal area. 

Competitors are barefoot and shirtless for both rounds.  

NPAA will provide competitor numbers that are to be worn on the left side of the posing suit.

G-strings, Thongs, and Bikini bottoms are not permitted

Small earrings and wedding rings are permitted 


Divisions and Classes

Men’s Open Classic Physique 

Please refer to General Rules and Regulations for information on Division Eligibility. 

 

Men’s Elite-Pro Classic Physique 

Please refer to General Rules and Regulations for information on Division Eligibility. 

 

Men's Classic Physique classes will be announced after registration closes.  Please note that if there are more than 10 competitors in a Division, there will be 2 classes.  For example:

• Short Class = 5’8” and under

• Tall Class = 5’8” and over

Please note that height classes depend on total number of entries in a division.  Hence, NPAA reserves the right to modify the height classes to ensure even and fair division of the classes to promote a high standard of competition at each event.


Crossovers

Men's Classic Physique competitors are permitted to crossover into Men's Bodybuilding or Men's Physique.

Judging Criteria

Men's Physique judging takes five elements into account:

• Muscularity – overall size of muscle groups must not be excessive (less muscular than bodybuilding category) but more pronounced that in Men's Physique.  

• Definition – the degree of muscularity brought about by the absence of subcutaneous body fat must not be excessive (less defined than bodybuilding category).  Hence, classic physique competitors should not display deeply drawn-in faces but some striations may be visible to display a toned physique.  Visible abdominal separations are encouraged.

• Proportion – equal balance of development between muscle groups

• Symmetry – equal balance of development between each side of the physique

• Stage Presentation – ability to display physique during comparisons, marketability, skin tone, and confidence during quarter turn comparisons/individual presentation.

Judging Round 

Competitors are brought on stage in a line up facing the judges.  At that point each competitor is introduced individually and asked to perform the following individual presentation:

• Walking out to rear centre stage and pausing briefly in a stance of choice

• Then walk up to the front centre stage (pause/pose)

A 20 second "5 point turn" at Centre Stage will be completed in Round 1 to provide the judging panel enough time to evaluate the physique of each athlete at that time. (Must include at least one front facing, one side and one rear facing pose)

• Finally walk back to their place in the competitor line up (relaxed pose)

Each competitor will have 20 to 30 seconds to complete their presentation.

 

  • 5 point turn is as follows:

 

Once all of the competitors have completed their presentation, the entire class will be instructed to complete the following poses and quarter turns (turning right): 

Front Double Bicep – Set and squeeze legs. Raise both elbows above the shoulders while supinating the wrists and squeezing the biceps. Roll arms back slightly to delineate the biceps and triceps. 

Quarter turn Right (Left Pose)

Side Chest (Left) – Set legs by spiking calf, squeezing the quads, hamstrings and glutes. Bring left arm into bicep with palm up clasping wrist. Bring shoulder around slightly squeezing the chest. Don’t bring shoulder too far around. Keep upper and lower body tight. Keep chest high and abs vacuumed or flexed. 

Quarter turn Right (Back Pose)

Rear Double Bicep – Facing the rear of the stage with one leg extended back, spike calf. With elbows higher than the shoulders, supinate the wrists and squeeze biceps bringing out the lat flare while keeping the chest high being careful not to round out the back.  

Quarter turn Right (Right Pose)

Side Chest (Right) – Set legs by spiking calf, squeezing the quads, hamstrings and glutes. Bring right arm into bicep with palm up clasping wrist. Bring shoulder around slightly squeezing the chest. Don’t bring shoulder too far around. Keep upper and lower body tight. Keep chest high and abs vacuumed or flexed. 

Quarter turn Right (Front Pose)

Abdominal Thigh – Set and squeeze legs. Bring hands up behind head and crunch down on the abs. 

Favorite Classic Pose - (Overhead Victory, Vacuum pose) *No Most Muscular

The judges may ask to see certain competitors together and change the order of the lineup at any time during group comparisons, and may request to see certain poses again for closer comparison of select individuals. 

Costumes and/or props and lewd acts are not permitted

Awards

Competitors are brought back on stage in a line up facing the judges (relaxed pose).  

Top 5 competitors are announced