COMPETITION CATEGORIES FOR MEN

We’ve done things a bit differently and changed required poses to give the athletes more time to show-off their hard-work and the judges more time to fairly and completely assess each athlete. Perfect an I Walk and you’re ready to go. Follow this link to learn more about posing requirements.

TRANSFORMATION

It doesn’t matter where you started your journey or where you are when you walk on stage because this category is all about transformation. You don’t need a six-pack or 0% body fat to compete in this category—you just need a story. Transformation athletes will provide a before and after picture with a short description of your transformation that you are comfortable sharing with the audience.

MUSCLE MODEL

Kassidy Chaplin: Judge, posing coach and winner of 2018 UK Men’s Physique for Ben Weider IFBB

This class will be judged on the athlete having a muscular appearance and displaying a fuller deep chested presentation than that of the smaller men’s physique class. 

INTERNATIONAL MODEL

This class will be judged on the athlete having a muscular appearance and displaying a fuller deep chested presentation than that of the smaller men’s physique class.

MASTERS MEN’S PHYSIQUE

Judges will be looking for body shape, symmetry, muscle shape/definition, conditioning, overall appearance and stage presence. Points will be deducted for too much muscle or not enough muscles based on category criteria.

OPEN MEN’S PHYSIQUE

Judges will be looking for body shape, symmetry, muscle shape/definition, conditioning, overall appearance and stage presence. Points will be deducted for too much muscle or not enough muscles based on category criteria.

classic bodybuilding

Competitors will be judged on posing as well as physical appearance in both individual and comparison rounds. Both rounds will consist of quarter turns and mandatory poses. Depending on the division a competitor enters, there are several different posing categories.

FIT DAD

There is one round and competitors will wear shorts.