Bodyfitness has been implemented by the IFBB in 2002 to give a chance to compete for wide group of shapely women without the routine rounds, just the physique ones. This formula has proved to be useful and the number of participating competitors increases each year. Later on IFBB created for them the possibility to show their figure in motion during a short individual onstage presentation called “I-walking”.
Currently, there are two rounds of quarter turns in the bikini-style costume of their own choice and classic stiletto pump of any color. At the beginning of Round 2 (finals) top 6 competitors perform individual “I-walking” presentations and then quarter turns as group.
In all rounds judges will assess the overall athletic appearance of the physique, taking into account symmetrically developed physique, muscle tone and shape, with a small amount of body fat, as well as the hair, makeup and individual style of presentation, including personal confidence, poise and grace. This sport discipline is widely open for all well-shaped women working out in the fitness centers and following the healthy sport diet. And they take the advantage of it! The subscores from the final round are used to get the final total and places.
Not applicable to this category.
Open classes are open to female athletes 16 years of age or older. Athletes under the age of 18 must complete a parental consent form.
Masters competitors must be within the age parameters in the calendar year in which they compete.
All classes must have a minimum of 6 competitors. The head judge reserves the right to merge classes at their discretion.
A: Up to and including 158 cm (approx. 5' 2")
B: Up to and including 163 cm (approx. 5' 4")
C: Up to and including 168 cm (approx. 5' 6")
D: Over 168 cm (approx. 5' 6")
Masters 35 – 44 years of age
A: Up to and including 163 cm (approx. 5' 4")
B: Over 163 cm (approx. 5’ 4”)
Masters – 45 years of age and over
This class will be one height class only.
Judges are stro that they are judging a women’s FIGURE competition and not WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE competition. The type of muscularity, vascularity, muscular definition, and/or dieted leanness displayed by Women’s Physique athletes will not be considered acceptable if displayed by a Figure competitor and therefore, must be marked down.
The judge should first assess the overall athletic appearance of the physique. This assessment should take the whole physique into account. The assessment, beginning with a general impression of the physique, should take into consideration the hair, the overall athletic development of the musculature; the presentation of a balanced, proportionally and symmetrically developed physique; the condition of the skin and the skin tone; and the athlete’s ability to present herself with confidence, poise and grace.
The physique should be assessed as to its level of overall muscle tone, achieved through athletic endeavours and diet. The muscle groups should have a round and firm appearance with a small amount of body fat. The physique should neither be excessively muscular nor excessively lean and should be free from deep muscle separation and/or striations. Physiques that are considered either too muscular or too lean must be marked down.
The assessment should also take into consideration the tightness and tone of the skin. The skin tone should be smooth and healthy in appearance, and without cellulite. The hair and makeup should complement the “Total Package” presented by the athlete.
The judge’s assessment of the athlete’s physique should include the athlete’s entire presentation, from the moment she walks onstage until the moment she walks offstage. At all times, the Figure competitor must be viewed with the emphasis on a “healthy, fit, athletic” physique, in an attractively presented “Total Package”.
The competitors should have shape to their muscle but not the size, definition or vascularity that is seen at Women’s Physique competitions. Any competitor who exhibits these features is to be marked down.
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