Women's Physique

CLASSES
A: Up to and including 5'4"
B: Over 5'4"

Height classes are subject to change.

Masters
Masters competitors must be 35 years of age or older within the calendar year they compete.
There will only be one class for Masters Women’s Physique.
PREJUDGING

Athletes will line up offstage in numerical order. Competitors will walk out on stage in a line as guided by the stage marshal and line up as directed, depending on the number of competitors on stage.

The Head Judge will then call up the line in groups of approximately five (5) competitors and proceed to request the group do the following four quarter turns for comparison:

Quarter Turn Right, Quarter Turn Back, Quarter Turn Right, Quarter Turn Front.

Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in quarter turns.

The Head Judge will then request the group do their mandatory poses. Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in mandatory poses. Once your group is finished you will return to the line. Stay posed.

The Head Judge will then call your # up in groups of 5 (no particular order). The Head Judge will then request the group do their mandatory poses. Once your group is finished you will return to the line. Stay posed.

When the judges are satisfied, the Head Judge will ask you to exit the stage.

FINALS

Posing Routine:

Athletes will line up offstage in numerical order. Each individual is required to do a 60 second posing routine, to their choice of music (profanity, racial / sexual slurs and inappropriate verbiage is NOT allowed. If we find that your music contains any of these things, your music will be stopped and you may be disqualified from the competition).
Your routine should include the following:
  • Poses and movements that highlight your best features
  • Smooth transitions between movements
  • Good musicality
  • Additional physical prowess that you have: flexibility, dance, gymnastics...


Once the individual routine is completed, exit the stage and line back up numerically.

Athletes will line up offstage in numerical order. Competitors will walk out on stage in a line as guided by the stage marshal and line up as directed, depending on the number of competitors on stage.

The Head Judge will then call up the line in groups of approximately five (5) competitors and proceed to request the group do the following four quarter turns for comparison:

Quarter Turn Right, Quarter Turn Back, Quarter Turn Right, Quarter Turn Front.

The Head Judge will then request the group do their mandatory poses. Once your group is finished you will return to the line. Stay posed.

The top 5 competitors will be called out to center stage line and may be asked to do mandatories and quarter turns. They will then do a posedown. Awards will then be handed out.

Overall Judging:

First place from each class will line up offstage in order of their class. Competitors will walk out on the center stage line as guided by the stage marshal and line up as directed. The Head Judge will then request the group do their mandatory poses and the judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in mandatory poses. They will then do a posedown and overall will be awarded.
womens physique pose
Front abdominal and thigh pose
womens physique pose
Back double biceps pose
Front double bicep pose Side triceps pose


Judging Criteria

Physique Assessment will include:
  • Symmetry
  • Shape
  • Proportion
  • Muscle Tone
  • Poise
  • Beauty Flow
Physique should display all of the above criteria without compromising Femininity, Beauty/Flow of physique etc.

The Following are examples of common terms used in the Bodybuilding industry. These words can be helpful to assess what should NOT be descriptive to the physiques being judged in Women's Physique (RIPPED, SHREDDED, PEELED, STRIATED, DRY, DICED, HARD, VASCULAR, GRAINY, MASSIVE, THICK, DENSE, ETC)

While all types of physiques will be considered when it comes to height, weight, structure, etc. Excessive muscularity should be scored down accordingly.

Women's Physique should be judged as a standard between Women's Figure and Women's Bodybuilding.

Suit Selection
  • The bikini will be two-piece in style. It can be the athlete's choice of style and color. It can be an off-the-rack suit.
  • The bikini will cover a minimum of 1/2 of the gluteus maximus. The bottom of the suit must be V-shaped. No thongs are permitted.
  • The hair should be styled.
  • Jewelry may be worn.
  • The ABBA Chief Official, or a delegated representative, will have the right to determine if a competitor's attire meets an acceptable standard of taste and decency.

Shoes
  • No Heels may be worn at any time during the competition/judging

MANDATORY POSES

Mandatory Poses will be performed with OPEN HAND style and include the following poses:

-Front Double Biceps/ Open Hands (No Flat Footed Full Front Pose- Some sort of twisting Pose)
-Side Chest with Arms Extended (Front Leg may also be Extended)
-Back Double Biceps/ Open Hands
-Side Tricep with Leg Extended
-Front Ab/ Thigh


Front Double Bicep Side Chest Back Double Bicep
 
 
Side Triceps Front Abdominal/Thigh  

DO YOUR HOMEWORK & REVIEW THE WEBSITE
It is your responsibility to become aware of all the rules and regulations surrounding your conduct and requirements of you in your role at any ABBA sanctioned event.
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