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    Default PHYSIQUE Catagories in 2012

    The OPA is pleased to announce that in 2012 we will be providing the Women’s and Men’s Physique classes at all our contests. Please note * "WP (woman's physique) does NOT replace woman's bodybuilding. The OPA will have woman's bodybuilding at ALL our 2012 events.



    The following information outlines potential classes determined by number of athletes wishing to participate as well as the rules for Women’s and Men’s Physique.



    Women's Physique Height Classes



    Depending on the number of athletes in the new Women’s Physique division, a promoter may elect to have three height classes in the division as follows:
    ■One Class

    One open class
    ■For 2 classes

    Up to and including 5’5”

    Over 5’5”
    ■For 3 classes

    Up to and including 5’4”

    Over 5’4 and up to and including 5’6”

    Over 5’6”



    Men's Physique Height Classes:



    Depending on the number of athletes in the new Men’s Physique division, a promoter may elect to have three height classes in the division as follows:
    ■For One Class

    Open
    ■For two classes:

    Up to including 5’8”

    Over 5’8”
    ■For three classes:

    Under 5’7”

    Over 5”7” up to and including 5’10”

    Over 5’10”



    WOMENS PHYSIQUE



    DEFINITION:



    Women’s Physique Division (hereinafter referred to as “WP”) has been created to give a platform for women who enjoy weight training, competing, contest preparation. Competitors should display a toned, athletic physique showcasing femininity, muscle tone, beauty/flow of physique.



    JUDGING CRITERIA:



    WP will be judged on the following criteria:





    * SYMMETRY, SHAPE, PROPORTION, MUSCLE TONE, POISE AND BEAUTY/ FLOW

    *PHYSIQUE ASSESSMENT AND COMPARISON WILLTAKE PLACE DURING PREJUDGING



    Physique should display all of the above criteria without compromising femininity, beauty/flow of physique, etc.



    The following are examples of common terms used in the bodybuilding industry. These words can be helpful to assess what should NOT be descriptive to the physiques being judged in WP:

    EX.) RIPPED, SHREDDED, PEELED, STRIATED, DRY, DICED, HARD, VASCULAR, GRAINY, MASSIVE,THICK, DENSE, ETC.



    While all types of physiques will be considered when it comes to height, weight, structure, etc., excessive muscularity should be scored down accordingly.

    WP should be judged as a standard between Women’s Figure and Women’s Bodybuilding.



    JUDGING FORMAT:



    PREJUDGING

    Individual one minute routine with 10 second warning.

    Quarter turns, if warranted!

    Mandatory posing comparisons/callouts.



    FINALS

    Individual posing routine.



    RULES

    *Suits worn by WP competitors for prejudging must be two piece. The suits do not have to be solid in colour. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped. No thongs are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off-the-rack suit. All suits must be in good taste.



    *Mandatory poses will be performed with open hand style and include the following poses:





    Front double biceps/open hands (no flat footed full front pose – some sort of front twisting pose)

    Back double biceps/open hands

    CK double biceps/open hands

    Side tricep with leg extended

    Side Chest with arms extended

    Front ab/thigh



    *Finals routine will be a maximum 60 SECONDS in length, performed to music of athlete’s choice.

    Music containing profanity or explicit language should not be used and may result in routine being cut short.

    *No propos will be used.

    *No heels may be worn at any time during the competition/judging of WP.



    MEN’S PHYSIQUE





    JUDGING CRITERIA:
    ■Muscularity and Body Condition

    Judges will be looking for fit contestants who display proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition. This is not a bodybuilding contest so extreme muscularity should be marked down.
    ■Stage Presence and Personality

    Contestants will be asked to walk in board shorts (shorts must be just above the knee in length and can be one inch below the belly button, no spandex and no logos are permitted on the board shorts however a manufacturer’s logo such as Nike symbol or Billabongs are acceptable.) Competitors will enter the stage without a shirt and barefoot. No lewd acts allowed for example the moon pose. Judges are looking for the contestant with the best stage presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.



    COMPETITION JUDGING



    Presentation:
    ■Competitors will walk to the center of the stage alone and perform quarter (1/4) turns with optional pose of hand on hip or hand in pocket, face the judges as directed then proceed to the side of the stage.

    Comparison Round –
    ■The competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed to do quarter turns
    ■Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in quarter turns.
    “The Vision of a Champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching.”

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    Although i'm lean bulking for Nationals i'm still going to try my hand at this new division for the heck of it. Back to level 1 lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delt King View Post
    Although i'm lean bulking for Nationals i'm still going to try my hand at this new division for the heck of it. Back to level 1 lol.
    i think you will do well

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    DK from the way the judging is going in the states and having seen pics of the mens physique winner from the Nationalsyou have wayy too much muscle, youd have to lose some. Here is a pic of the apparent IDEAL look of this years Nationals winner Matt Acton : gallery.rxmuscle.com/newgallery/DSC_2745_OMEBWVVNSX.jpg
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    well there are a CRAP LOAD of possible competitors right here in my home town then, see them every single summer on the beach :/

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    Default routine?


    Hey,

    First time competitor,
    Just wondering if a routine is required for this class for men?
    Seems like an entry level class, would that be accurate?
    Last edited by Pimentel; 13-02-2012 at 09:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pimentel View Post

    Hey,

    First time competitor,
    Just wondering if a routine is required for this class for men?
    Seems like an entry level class, would that be accurate?
    Presentation:
    ■Competitors will walk to the center of the stage alone and perform quarter (1/4) turns with optional pose of hand on hip or hand in pocket, face the judges as directed then proceed to the side of the stage.

    Comparison Round –
    ■The competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed to do quarter turns
    ■Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in quarter turns.

    this is what you would do when you compete in Mens Physique...no flexing, no posing routine , no gymnastics lol etc.
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    Thanks for the heads up.
    Which of these shows would you recommend.


 

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