Rules Per Division

RULES PER DIVISION


Bodybuilding Rules

  1. For all rounds, competitors must wear trunks of a solid, non-distracting color, made from cloth fabric, which are clean and decent. Metallic material, such as gold or silver lame, or shiny rubberized material, may not be used to make up the trunks. The use of padding anywhere in the trunks is prohibited. The trunks and/or the competitor’s body must not contain any commercial advertising and/or endorsements. If a competitor’s trunks do not conform to the above rules, or do not conform to acceptable standards of taste and decency, the head judge has authority to di- rect that the competitor change his trunks, failing which the competitor may be disqualified.
  2. The competitor’s number must be securely attached to the left side of the trunks at all times.
  3. During the Judging, competitors cannot wear footwear, watches, bangles, pendants, chains, bracelets (wrist or an- kle), ornamentation or artificial aids to the physique.
  4. The use of props during the Judging or Finals is prohibited.
  5. The use of vulgar, profane and/or offensive language in the posing music is prohibited.
  6. The excessive application of oils, moisturizers, skin creams, tanning creams and like products is prohibited and may be used only in moderation. The application of tanning products must produce a natural tone so as to give the appearance of a natural tan. Products that produce an unnaturally colored tone, with an orange, yellow, red, green or gold hue, are prohibited. Bronzing agents that produce a metallic look are also prohibited.

Women's Physique Rules

  1. The bikini must reveal both the abdominal muscles and the lower back muscles. The use of padding anywhere in the bikini is prohibited. The bikini and/or the competitor’s body must not contain any commercial advertising and/or endorsements. If a competitor’s bikini does not conform to the above rules, or does not conform to acceptable stan- dards of taste and decency, the head judge has authority to direct that the competitor change her bikini, failing which the competitor may be disqualified.
  2. The competitor’s number must be securely attached to the left side of the bikini at all times. 3. During the Judging and Finals, competitors do not wear footwear.
  3. During the Judging, the hair must be worn off the shoulders so as not to hide the musculature of the upper back and shoulders. The hair may be styled for the Finals.
  4. During the Judging, competitors cannot wear watches, bangles, pendants, chains, bracelets (wrist or ankle), orna- mentation or artificial aids to the physique. 
  5. The use of props during the Judging or Finals is prohibited.
  6. The excessive application of oils, moisturizers, skin creams, tanning creams and like products is prohibited and may be used only in moderation. The application of tanning products must produce a natural tone so as to give the appearance of a natural tan. Products that produce an unnaturally colored tone, with an orange, yellow, red, green or gold hue, are prohibited.

Figure Rules

  1. For the Judging and Finals, competitors must wear a two-piece bikini, the color and style of which is at the com- petitor’s discretion. The bikini must cover a minimum of one-half of the buttocks area. G-strings are prohibited. Footwear (high-heels) must be worn.
  2. The competitor’s number must be securely attached to the left side of the bikini bottom at all times.
  3. During the Judging, competitors cannot wear watches, bangles, pendants, chains, bracelets (wrist or ankle), orna- mentation or artificial aids to the physique.
  4. The excessive application of oils, moisturizers, skin creams, tanning creams and like products is prohibited and may be used only in moderation. The application of tanning products must produce a natural tone so as to give the appearance of a natural tan. Products that produce an unnaturally colored tone, with an orange, yellow, red, green or gold hue, are prohibited. Bronzing agents that produce a metallic look are also prohibited.

Bikini Rules

  1. For the Judging and Finals, competitors must wear a two-piece bikini, the color and style of which is at the com- petitor’s discretion. The bikini must cover a minimum of one-half of the buttocks area. G-strings are prohibited. Footwear (high-heels) must be worn.
  2. The competitor’s number must be securely attached to the left side of the bikini bottom at all times.
  3. During the Judging, competitors cannot wear watches, bangles, pendants, chains, bracelets (wrist or ankle), orna- mentation or artificial aids to the physique.
  4. The excessive application of oils, moisturizers, skin creams, tanning creams and like products is prohibited and may be used only in moderation. The application of tanning products must produce a natural tone so as to give the appearance of a natural tan. Products that produce an unnaturally colored tone, with an orange, yellow, red, green or gold hue, are prohibited. Bronzing agents that produce a metallic look are also prohibited.

Men's Physique Rules

  1. For the Judging and Finals, competitors must wear board shorts with the following specifications: 
  • They must be just above the knee in length
  • They must be one inch below the navel
  • Spandex is prohibited
  • Logos are prohibited except for a manufacturer’s logo (e.g. Nike, Reebok)
  1. Competitors will compete shirtless and barefoot.
  2. Lewd acts are prohibited (e.g. moon pose).
  3. The competitor’s number must be securely attached to the left side of the posing trunks at all times.
  4. During the Judging, competitors cannot wear watches, bangles, pendants, chains, bracelets (wrist or ankle), orna- mentation or artificial aids to the physique.
  5. The excessive application of oils, moisturizers, skin creams, tanning creams and like products is prohibited and may be used only in moderation. The application of tanning products must produce a natural tone so as to give the appearance of a natural tan. Products that produce an unnaturally colored tone, with an orange, yellow, red, green or gold hue, are prohibited. Bronzing agents that produce a metallic look are also prohibited.

Men's Classic Physique Rules

  1. For all rounds, competitors must wear trunks that are clean and decent and that meet the following specifications:

  • Style: Plain, opaque (no briefs or underwear)

  • Color: Solid black

  • Fabric: Spandex (no shiny, rubberized, velvet, metallic or lame material)

  • Texture: Matt Length: *see IFBB PRO Advisory Notice 072716

  • Front: One solid piece of material across the front of the trunks with no patch or section of different material in the middle

  • Padding: No padding anywhere in the trunks

  • Advertising: No advertising or endorsements except that small manufacturer logos such as Nike, Under Armour, etc. are permitted

    2. The competitor’s number must be securely attached to the left side of the trunks at all times.
  1. During the Judging, competitors cannot wear footwear, watches, bangles, pendants, chains, bracelets (wrist or ankle), ornamentation or artificial aids to the physique.
  2. The use of vulgar, profane and/or offensive language in the posing music is prohibited.
  3. The excessive application of oils, moisturizers, skin creams, tanning creams and like products is prohibited and may be used only in moderation. The application of tanning products must produce a natural tone so as to give the appearance of a natural tan. Products that produce an unnaturally colored tone, with an orange, yellow, red, green or gold hue, are prohibited. Bronzing agents that produce a metallic look are also prohibited.

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