Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rules in Bodybuilding Competition

As per National Physique Committee (NPC) below are the eligibility, standard poses and rules followed in every Bodybuilding Competition. 

Proof of citizenship must be one of the following:
  • A birth certificate
  • A voter’s registration card
  • Military discharge papers
  • Naturalization Papers – Form N560
  • Consular Service Form FS24 for those born outside of the United States to US parents

An athlete must be a citizen to compete in the following national competitions:
  • Masters National Championships
  • USA Championships
  • Team Universe Championships
  • Nationals Championships  

Competitors Health

  1. Any competitor who appears to be disoriented, light-headed or experiences undue cramping will not be permitted to compete.
  2. Any competitor disqualified for health reasons must be checked by the attending EMT and, if it is advised by the EMT, must go to the nearest hospital for evaluation.
  3. Competitors who refuse to be evaluated by the EMT or at the hospital will be suspended from competition for a period of one year from the date of the occurrence.

Weight Classes
2 Classes:
  • Lightweight – up to and including 125 lbs
  • Heavyweight – over 125 lbs
3 Classes:
  • Lightweight – up to and including 125 lbs
  • Middleweight – over 125 lbs up to and including 140 lbs
  • Heavyweight – over 140 lbs
4 Classes:
  • Lightweight – up to and including 115 lbs
  • Middleweight – over 115 lbs up to and including 125 lbs
  • Light-Heavyweight – over 125 lbs up to and including 140 lbs
  • Heavyweight – over 140 lbs
Note: class winners of the drug-free NPC Team Universe Championships go on to represent the United States in the IFBB World Championships that follow the IFBB weight limits below and for all polygraph tested events.
  • Lightweight - up to and including 114-1/2 lbs
  • Middleweight – over 114-12 lbs up to and including 125-1/2 lbs
  • Heavyweight – over 125-1/2 lbs

Prejudging Poses

Relaxed Round:
  • Keep your feet flat
  • Keep your heels together
  • Hold your arms at your sides
  • No twisting
  • Your head must be facing the same direction as your feet.
Individual Round:
  • Begin when ready – no signal is necessary from the Head Judge.
  • Maximum of 60 seconds with a warning when 10 seconds remain.
  • You are not obligated to use all 60 seconds.
  • Lying on the floor is not permitted.
Mandatory Round:
  • Front Double Bicep
  • Front Lat Spread
  • Side Chest
  • Side Triceps
  • Rear Double Bicep
  • Rear Lat Spread
  • Abdominals and Thigh

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