The following criteria and judging requirements will help those looking to compete in the Figure category grasp what UFE judges will be looking for.
Physique Assessment, along with the respective weighting for each area, will include:
- Proportion & symmetry (25%)
- Conditioning (25%)
- Presentation (poise, posture, confidence) (25%)
- Structure (12.5%)
- Skin tone & condition/Facial beauty/Marketability (12.5%)
Judges will first assess the overall athletic appearance of the physique. The assessment beginning with a general impression of the physique will take into consideration the hair, facial beauty, overall athletic development of the muscle, presentation of a balanced, symmetrically developed physique, condition of the skin, the skin tone and the athlete’s ability to present herself with confidence, poise and grace.
The physique will be assessed as to its level of overall muscle tone, achieved through athletic endeavors. The muscle groups should round out from the skeletal frame and there should be separation between muscle groups (ie: between the triceps/biceps and shoulders, between the hamstrings and quadriceps). There should also be some separation within the muscle groups (ie: the muscles of the quadriceps). The physique should neither be excessively muscular nor excessively lean and should be free from striations and excessive vascularity. Physiques that are considered either too muscular, too lean or “hard” may be marked down.