The competitor should have an athletic look and developed muscle. The competitor should not fit the terms “skinny” or “big” by fitness standards.
There should be separation between muscle groups (ie: well defined abs, separation between shoulders and upper arms, separation of muscles in the legs). Women should not be vascular or striated.
There should be an aesthetically pleasing balance between the muscle groups. Judges will not be looking for the noticeable V-taper that one would see in the figure category, but a well-developed upper body that tapers into a tight waist is still desirable.
The competitor should exude charisma, they should exude confidence and poses should look natural. Competitors should not be trying to “flare” their lats like in figure, but should keep muscles tight as to show definition and conditioning of the muscles.
Example of Scoring in this Round:
*scores will be sorted from high to low and highest scoring competitor will win