ROUND – induvial walk and quarter turns
Judging is scored 100% on both individual walk (with up to 8 poses in middle of the front stage) and quarter turns.
Who’s it for?
Men’s physique is a relatively new category in the bodybuilding competition world in which contestants perform quarter turns wearing board shorts (about an inch above the knees), and are judged based upon muscularity, body conditioning, symmetry, and stage presence.
What Judges are looking for:
Muscularity and size, good definition, leanness but not to the extreme, symmetry, and presentation (ability to display development during posing in the group comparisons). The targeted look is less extreme than in Men’s Classic physique category.
You will be marked on:
- Muscularity and symmetry
- Good definition (leanness)
- Muscle development
- Tan (if the tan is evenly put on).
- How you pose & conduct yourself on stage.
- Your quarter turns.
- Stage presence and overall appearance.
Competitors will first walk individually into the centre of the stage, then walk to the front of the stage remaining in the middle of the stage. There you will do free style posing turning at each point (in your own style) to show off your physique to the Judges & photographers from multiple angles. This is your time to show off your individual personality and style.
Once all competitors have done their individual walk the host will call out all competitors in a line to do quarter turns as a group. You will be asked to do 4 quarter turns and athletes may be called out in groups of 5-7 to be compared for placing by the Judges. Competitors should be staying tight, hard and maintaining good posture and flexing.
Men’s physique competitors should wear board shorts that are waist high and about an inch shorter than the knee. Tight fitting to allow some glutes and legs definition to show.