Men’s Classic Physique

This category is for men with great shape, symmetry, muscularity and conditioning who also know how to display it effectively through good posing and presentation.

If your favorite era of bodybuilding is the “Golden Age” in which the likes of Frank Zane and Rich Gaspari dominated, and if your goal has always been to develop a similar physique, then this category is for you.

“Muscular,” “ripped,” “marketable” and “charismatic” are some of the words that could be used to describe the ideal Men’s Classic Physique competitor. Competitors are still being scored on their marketability and look, but more emphasis is put on the physique in this category. Also, men competing in this category will have fuller muscles and may have a higher degree of conditioning than what one would typically see on the cover of a magazine such as Men’s Health.

This category has only one round of competition performed in square cut spandex style swim shorts.

Divisions Within the Category:


No divisions.

No divisions.

No divisions.

No divisions.

Protocol and Judging

Stage Presentation

Each competitor will walk to 3 determined points on the stage, one at a time, and perform the following poses to house music:

Front double biceps and side chest at the far side of the stage (from where the competitor enters).

Rear double biceps and abdominals/thighs at the near side of the stage (from where the competitor enters).

Favorite classic pose at center stage.

The competitor will then go to the back of the stage while the next competitor goes through their series of poses.  When all competitors have completed their respective posing routines, the group will be called to the front of the stage to go through their quarter turn comparisons.  After the completion of the quarter turns, all competitors will leave the stage.

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

Up to and including 5’ 4”

Up to and including 155 lbs

Over 5’ 4”, up to and including 5’ 5”

Up to and including 160 lbs

Over 5’ 5”, up to and including 5’ 6”

Up to and including 165 lbs

Over 5’ 6”, up to and including 5’ 7”

Up to and including 170 lbs

Over 5’ 7”, up to and including 5’ 8”

Up to and including 177 lbs

Over 5’ 8”, up to and including 5’ 9”

Up to and including 185 lbs

Over 5’ 9”, up to and including 5’ 10”

Up to and including 192 lbs

Over 5’ 10”, up to and including 5” 11”

Up to and including 200 lbs

Over 5’ 11”, up to and including 6’ 0”

Up to and including 207 lbs

Over 6’ 0”, up to and including 6’ 1”

Up to and including 215 lbs

Over 6’ 1”, up to and including 6’ 2”

Up to and including 225 lbs

Over 6’ 2”, up to and including 6’ 3”

Up to and including 232 lbs

Over 6’ 3”, up to and including 6’ 4”

Up to and including 240 lbs

Over 6’ 4”, up to and including 6’ 5”

Up to and including 247 lbs

Example of Scoring in this category:

Competitor # Musculature (10) Conditioning (10) Symmetry (10) Confidence/
Presentation (10)
Structure (5) Total (45)
600 8 8 8 7 3.5 34.5
601 9 9 10 10 5 43
602 7 7 8 10 3 35

*scores will be sorted from high to low and highest scoring competitor will win

Musculature (22%) – the competitor should have large, full muscle bellies that sweep out from the skeletal frame.

Conditioning (22%) – there should be clear separation between muscle groups (ie: well defined abs, separation between shoulders and upper arms, separation between muscles of the quadriceps).  Vascularity is acceptable.

Symmetry (22%) – there should be an aesthetically pleasing balance between the muscle groups

Confidence/Presentation (22%) – the competitor should exude charisma and confidence and poses should look natural.  Hardcore posing (ie: strained face, tongue out, etc.) will not be scored well.

Structure (11%) – This refers to the muscular development of the body in relation to skeletal structure. For example the judges will look for wide shoulders that taper down to a small waist, upper arms that protrude out from the forearms and thighs that sweep out from the lower legs.

OTHER POINTS AND TIPS TO REMEMBER FOR THE MENS CLASSIC PHYSIQUE COMPETITOR:

  • Competitors should keep in mind that the judges are looking at them at all times. For this reason competitors should never stand totally relaxed on stage and should keep a positive attitude at all times.
  • In the event of a tie, the highest and lowest scores from the competitors in the tie will be dropped.
  • Try to always show confidence by keeping your head up and executing your turns and poses with surety. Remember in all competitions with a subjective component, confidence will affect the way judges perceive you.
  • Trainers, friends, family, etc. are not allowed backstage with the competitors. This is to prevent overcrowding in the dressing areas. Should a competitor need assistance, there will be volunteer staff to help them out.
  • Tattoos, piercings, etc. are acceptable
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