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Jan012013

Men's Physique

Suit Selection/Athlete Attire

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

Posing suits (Round 1 and 2) must be square cut swimsuit (see image), 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 Junior Physique 

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

 

Men’s Open Physique 

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


Men’s Masters Physique

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


Men’s Elite-Pro Physique

• Please refer to General Rules and Regulations for information on Elite-Pro Division Eligibility.  

   

Men's Physique classes will be announced after height check at registration.  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: Even and fair division of the classes will be the primary focus at each event. 


 

Crossovers

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


Judging Criteria

Men's Physique judging takes five elements into account:

• Muscularity – overall size of muscle groups must not be excessive (unlike bodybuilding category).  Visible signs of strength training should present a toned and athletic appearance (less muscular than bodybuilding category).

• Definition – the degree of muscularity brought about by the absence of subcutaneous body fat must not be excessive (unlike bodybuilding category).  Hence, 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.

 

Round 1

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)

• Then walk to stage left (pause/pose)

• Then walk to stage right (pause/pose)

• Then walk to front centre stage (pause/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.

IN THE EVENT OF A COMPETITION THAT EXCEEDS 90 ATHLETES, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING POSING CRITERIA IN ROUND 1 FOR JUNIOR, OPEN, AND MASTER'S MEN'S PHYSIQUE ATHLETES*

  • 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. 
  • 5 point turn is as follows:

*NPAA reserves the right to apply the 5-point turn to the Elite-Pro Category as well

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

• Quarter turn Right (Right Pose)

• Quarter turn Back (Back Pose)

• Quarter turn Right (Left Pose)

• Quarter turn Front (Face Front)

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

 

Round 2

Competitors are brought back on stage in a line up facing the judges.  Each competitor is then introduced individually and instructed to walk to the front centre of the stage where he will do two or three poses of his choice (each lasting no more than three seconds).  The competitor will then walk back to his place in the lineup (facing front). 

Costumes and/or props and lewd acts are not permitted

Top 5 competitors are announced for their respective class.