CLASSIC PHYSIQUE POSING ATTIRE: Competitors will compete in posing shorts that cover the glutes. Shorts can be of any color, however black is traditional. You are “NOT” to wear board shorts or Bodybuilding posing trunks. Athletes will be warned about improper suits and are advised to contact show promoter if you are concerned your suit does not meet specifications. No jewelry or body accessories are permitted (except for wedding rings which are allowed). No board shorts or bodybuilding posing trunks allowed.


Judge’s Favorite Style: Click here for Classic Physique Posing Trunks

(We are not affiliated with this company and in no way does the style of posing trunks you wear affect your placing or judging unless they do not meet the criteria above.)


Classic Physique Crossovers: Classic Physique competitors are permitted to crossover to Men’s Physique or Men’s Bodybuilding.  All competitors must successfully pass polygraph screen prior to competition.



GROUP COMPARISIONS (Pictures provided below): Competitors will come on stage by class, facing the judges to determine the most balanced physique. Competitors will start facing the judges, then they will be instructed to perform quarter turns - turning to the right, turning to the back, turning to the right, and then facing the judges again. Arms are at the sides, slightly bent and legs are also slightly bent, a mild twist on the side poses is permitted.



MANDATORY POSES:  The head judge will instruct you to complete mandatory (muscularity) poses. You may be asked to do these several times and out of order later in the round.


  • Asymmetrical front double bicep: Opposite arm extended.

  • Left Mantis Pose: Left side chest, arms extended, leg extended back.

  • Back Archer Pose: Arm and leg of the same side extended.

  • Rear double arm bicep twisted: Front leg extended slightly back.

  • Right Mantis Pose: Right side chest, arms extended, leg extended back.

  • Abdominal Pose: Regular or vacuum.

  • Front Victory Pose

  • Front and Rear double bicep

  • Right and Left side chest

  • Favorite Classic Pose -Exception Most Muscul


INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION/ROUTINE:  Competitors individually perform a 60-second posing routine to music. This portion of the show is for the crowd and gives the competitor a chance to win a "Best Presenter" or "Best Poser" award. Individual presentations should be done tastefully and be conducive to a family atmosphere.




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