SCORING FOR WOMENS’ PHYSIQUE
Judges’ will be looking for proper execution of the quarter turns, the ability to hit the mandatory poses and hold them, and proper transition between poses. The routine will make up a significant part of this score as well.
This refers to the degree of separation of each muscle group and the muscles within each group. Judges are also looking for how tight the skin is to the muscles (ie: is the athlete holding water under the skin?), vascularity and visible striations.
Symmetry and Proportion (25%)
Judges will be looking for equal development of all body parts in relation to one another as well as equal development from side to side and from top to bottom.
Muscle Mass (12.5%)
This refers to the size of each muscle group and the overall muscularity of the entire body. The muscle mass of a Women’s Physique competitor would be similar to that of a Figure competitor or, in some cases, it may be somewhat higher.
Beauty/Skin Tone and Condition (12.5%)
The Women’s Physique competitor should maintain femininity and beauty. The competitor should have a skin tone that looks smooth, healthy and radiant.