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Bodybuilding consists of two parts: Group Comparisons and Individual Presentations. Bodybuilding competitors cannot compete in Men's Physique divisions in the same show.



Judging Criteria

Bodybuilding judging takes four elements into account: muscularity (size), definition (leanness), symmetry, and presentation (ability to display development during posing in the group comparisons).



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)

    Hamstrings Curl

    Double Calf Raise

    Left or Right Side Serratus

    Left or Right Single Quadriceps



Individual Routine

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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