Bodybuilding consists of two parts: Group Comparisons and Individual Presentations. Bodybuilding competitors cannot compete in Men's Physique divisions in the same show.
Bodybuilding judging takes four elements into account: muscularity (size), definition (leanness), symmetry, and presentation (ability to display development during posing in the group comparisons).
During group comparisons competitors will be directed through a series of poses that can consist of any of the following:
Front or Rear Double Biceps
Front or Rear Lat Spread
Left or Right Side Chest
Left or Right Side Triceps
Hands over Head Abdominals
Hands on Thighs/Hips Most Muscular
Crab Most Muscular (Men's only)
Double Calf Raise
Left or Right Side Serratus
Left or Right Single Quadriceps
Competitors individually perform a posing routine to music. The individual routine is not factored into scoring but does count toward consideration for Best Poser awards when offered.
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