Men's Physique

CLASSES
A: Up to and including 5'7"
B: Over 5'7" and up to and including 5'8-1/2"
C: Over 5'8-1/2" and up to and including 5’10"

D: Over 5’10"
Height classes are subject to change.
Masters 40+
Masters competitors must be 40 years of age or older within the calendar year they compete.
There is only one class for Masters Men’s Physique.

Competition Rounds
MENS PHYSIQUE PRESENTATION

Model walk - competitors walk to centre stage individually and stop to perform front stance

Front stance - right hand on hip or in pocket, legs apart, one leg may be slightly to the side, left arm down, open hand, then full turn to the back

Back stance - right hand on hip or in pocket, legs apart, one leg may be slightly to the side, left arm down, open hand, eyes facing the back of the stage, then full turn to the front facing the judges

Repeat front stance - **hand change - left hand on hip or in pocket, legs apart, one leg may be slightly to the side, right arm down, open hand then as directed proceed to the side of the stage

*** APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF TIME PERMITTED 10 SECONDS

The Head Judge will then call up the line in groups of approximately five (5) competitors and proceed to request the group to perform quarter turns.

Front stance - (performed same as presentation round)

Side pose - left hand on hip, right shoulder angled towards the judges, right arm down, open hand, left leg straight, right leg slightly back and bent at the knee

Back stance - (performed same as presentation round)

Side pose - right hand on hip, left shoulder angled toward the judges left arm down, open hand, right leg straight, left leg slightly back and bent at the knee Final front stance - left hand on hip, legs apart, one leg may be slightly to the side right arm down, open hand

Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in quarter turns.

Judging Criteria / Suit Selection

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.
PLEASE NOTE: Board shorts MUST NOT have LARGE manufacturer's logos. They will not be permitted on stage. Small logos are permitting however it cannot run down the leg, or take up a big portion of the trunks. Logo size determination is at the discretion of the Head Judge.


Posing

Front & Back
Men's Physique Front & Back
Front Pose
Front Pose
Side 1 PoseBack
Side 1 Back
Side 2 Pose
Side 2
Final Front Pose
Final Front Pose

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