WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE DIVISION RULES

NABBA MEMBERSHIP

  • Each competitor must be a member of NABBA

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Symmetry, shape, proportion, muscle tone, poise and beauty flow
  • Physique assessment and comparison will take place during prejudging

Women’s Physique Division has been created to give a platform for women who enjoy weight training, competing, contest preparation. Competitors should display a toned, athletic physique showcasing femininity, muscle tone, beauty/flow of physique.

The following are examples of some common terms used in the bodybuilding industry. These words can be helpful to assess what we are not looking for in Women’s Physique Division:

Ripped, shredded, peeled, striated, dry, diced, hard, vascular, grainy, massive, thick, dense, huge.

In general, excessive muscularity will be scored down.

Women’s physique competitors should have the overall aesthetics and look that is found in figure with a little more overall muscularity.

JUDGING FORMAT

Prejudging

  • Individual routine up to 60 seconds with a 10 second warning.  No Music.
  • Quarter turns
  • Mandatory posing comparisons/ callouts

SUITS

*Suits worn by women’s physique competitors for prejudging must be a two piece. Suits do not have to be solid in color. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped and no thongs are permitted. All suits must be in good taste and not revealing.

MANDATORY POSES

Front double biceps/open hands
Back double biceps/open hands
Side triceps with leg extended
Side chest with arms extended
Front ab/thigh

*Finals routine will be maximum 90 seconds in length, performed to music of athletes choice.  Music containing profanity or explicit language is not permitted and will result in being disqualified.

* No props are aloud.
* No heels may be worn at any time during the competition/judging of women’s physique.

HEIGHT CLASSES

Promoters can choose to have one height class, two height classes, three height classes or four height classes.

CONTESTS WITH TWO HEIGHT CLASSES:

  • Up to & including 5’6”
  • Over 5’6”

CONTESTS WITH THREE HEIGHT CLASSES:

  • Up to & including 5’4”
  • Over 5’4” up to including 5’6”
  • Over 5’6”

CONTESTS WITH FOUR HEIGHT CLASSES:

  • Up to & including 5’2”
  • Over 5’2” up to including 5’4”
  • Over 5’4” up to including 5’6”
  • Over 5’6”

 

NATIONAL CONTEST QUALIFICATIONS

  • The top three (3) in a national qualifying women’s physique contest will be qualified for National Shows.
  • One-year qualification from date of show.