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Womens Physique Judging

Judging Criteria
All competitors will be judged and compared on the following;

1. Body shape: This is how the muscle groups are shaped. Judges will look for rounded muscle groups that are pleasing to the eye. The condition of the skin and the skin tone and the athlete’s ability to present herself with confidence, poise and grace.

2. Symmetry: This is the balance of how all the muscle groups fit together. Judges will look for harmony and proportion of the physique. The body structure should have an equal ratio of torso to leg length, shoulders to hips etc. Harmony and proportion also include upper body to lower body development should be in parity and fit together. Symmetry will be judged similar as that to a bodybuilding competition with the idea in mind that the judge will be looking for a Muscular Physique. The physique should be assessed as to its level of overall muscle tone, achieved through athletic endeavors.

3. Muscle Tone: The muscle groups should have a round and firm appearance with absence of body fat. Judges will look for a pleasing level of muscularity. Judges will also look for the even balance of muscle tone throuout the entire body.

4. Stage presence: Appearance, Charisma, Professionalism.COMPETITION ATTIRE:
Will be a 2 piece bikini-style swimsuit (T-back bottom permitted but not mandatory). This will be used for both the morning and night show. Foot attire - Bare feet for pre-judging and night show. Competitors will pose to a 90sec routine of their own music.

THREE ROUNDS:
Symmetry, Quarter-Turns
Posing
Night Routine

SYMMETRY ROUND:
Front: Relaxed erect stance, head and eyes facing the same direction as the body, heels together, feet inclined outward at a 30deg angle, knees together and unbent, stomach in, chest out, shoulders back, both arms hanging relaxed and at the side along the center-line of the body, elbows slightly bent, tips of the fingers resting lightly near the hips.

Side Pose: Relaxed erect stance, head and eyes facing the same direction as the body, heels together, feet inclined outward at a 30deg angle, knees together and unbent, stomach in, chest out, shoulders back right arm hanging relaxed and slightly back from the center-line of the body with a slight bend at the elbow, left arm hanging relaxed and slightly front of the center-line of the body with a slight bend at the elbow. The positioning of the arms will cause the upper body to twist slightly toward the judges shoulder lowered and the left shoulder raised

Rear Pose: Relaxed erect stance, head and eyes facing the same direction as the body, heels together, feet inclined outward at a 30deg angle, knees together and unbent, stomach in, chest out, shoulders back, both arms hanging relaxed and at the side along the center-line of the body, elbows slightly bent, tips of the fingers resting lightly near the hips.

MANDATORY POSES:
Front Double-Biceps: One leg shifted toward the side or crossed in front of the opposite legs, with both arms up in double-biceps pose. Hands open.

Side Chest: Arm facing front is bent at 90 degrees, with the back arm reached across the stomach and grabbing the bent-arm wrist. The bent arm must have an open hand. Competitor’s torso should be turned slightly to the front. One leg should be shifted back and tighten.

Side Triceps: Arm facing front is extended straight down at the side with palm open lacing downward. The rear arm should be bent with that hand on the hip. Competitor’s torso should be turned slightly to the front. One leg should be shifted back and tighten.

Rear Double-Biceps: One leg shifted toward the side, with the leg tightened. Both arms are lifted up in double-biceps pose hands open.

Front Abdominal Pose - One leg must be extended toward the judges. Hands positioned together behind the head.

NIGHT ROUTINE: Competitors will perform a 90sec maximum routine to their music. Competitors are to bring their own music on a CD.