This concept has been introduced by the IFBB in the early 90’s, starting as official competition in 1996 in response to the increasing demand for competitions for women who prefer to develop a less muscular, yet athletic and aesthetically pleasing physique and also to show their physiques in motion.
There are 2 rounds in the Semi-Finals and the same 2 rounds in the Finals.
Round 1 is the Fitness Routine round. In this round the athletes will show in their routines, flexibility, strength and tempo. They will also show an individual style, personality, athletic coordination and overall performance.
There is also a physique assessment round beside this artistic routine round. In this round, the competitors perform four quarter turns in bikini suit, during which the judges assess their figures and body contours, bodypart shape, bodyfat level, body firmness and muscle tone, overall stage presentation (self-confidence, poise, coordination of movements) as well as the overall style of presentation.
Round 1 (90-second routine) and Round 2 (comparisons in quarter turns) are performed during the Prejudging. In the finals, the top 6 competitors perform their posing routines once again (Round 3) and then quarter turns (Round 4). The subscores from these two final rounds are summed up to create the total and final places of the competitors.