Next Event: IDFA 110: PRAIRIES – MAY 20

IDFA Rules & Regulations: Men’s Physique

Rules and Regs - Mens Physique

Athlete Attire

Posing Suit

Board shorts will be the proper attire (see photo below for an example). You can have any colour and the length of the short can be anywhere from 2 inches above the knee to at your knee. Please choose a quality-made suit appropriate for onstage competition.  No Bodybuilding posing trunks, G-strings, thongs etc.

Pro Physique Champ

Posing suit must be in good taste and the IDFA must approve suit prior to competition.

All competitors will wear posing attire, as stated above, for both the Judging round and Presentation & Awards round.

JEWELLERY

Only small earrings and wedding rings permitted.

Note: All suits will be checked at Athlete Registration / Check-in.

Classes

Men’s Novice Physique

  • Men’s Novice (classes to be announced after height check at registration)

If more than 10 competitors, there will be 2 classes. The classes will be divided up evenly and fairly based on height.

Men’s Open Physique

  • Men’s Open (classes to be announced after height check at registration)

If more than 10 competitors, there will be 2 classes. The classes will be divided up evenly and fairly based on height.

Men’s Masters Physique

  • Men’s Masters (40 years of age and older)

Novice Eligibility

      1. Competitor has not placed in the top 3 in an Open Division in another organization.
      2. Competitor has not placed top 3 in the Novice division in an IDFA sanctioned event.

Open Eligibility

      1. Competitor has placed top 3 in the Novice division in an IDFA sanctioned event.
      2. Competitor has placed top 3 in the Open Division in another organization.

Masters Eligibility

      1. Competitor is at least 40 years of age on the day of the competition.

Judging Criteria

Judges will be basing their decisions on the following criteria:

          • Muscularity – full muscle development of all muscle groups (This is not bodybuilding so we are not looking for excessive size)
          • Definition – degree of muscularity brought about by the absence of subcutaneous body fat (This is not bodybuilding so we are not looking for excessive definition, ie. striations)
          • Proportion – equal development between all muscle groups
          • Symmetry – equal development of muscularity on both right and left sides of the physique
          • Stage Presence – photogenic quality, posing performance, confidence, skin tone, overall presentation

Judging round

Competitors will come out and line up with their class along the back of the stage in the physique relaxed pose. Once the entire class is on stage each competitor will be announced one by one by the Head Judge (or Host) and they will then come to the front center and perform the quarter turns. Once the entire class has performed their individual quarter turns the Head Judge will direct the class through the quarter-turn comparisons.

The Quarter Turns and Mandatory Poses will be called in this order:

Physique Relaxed Pose – Facing forward, right hand is placed on your hip. Left arm hangs relaxed at the side with elbow slightly bent (no further than 6 inches from the body).

Description of Quarter Turns

Quarter Turn Right – Head facing the same direction as the body, feet close together, left arm hanging relaxed and slightly back from the center-line of the body with a slight bend at the elbow. Right arm hangs 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 left with the left shoulder lowered and the right shoulder raised.

Quarter Turn Back – Head facing the same direction as the body, feet close together, both arms hanging relaxed and at the side along the center-line of the body, elbows slightly bent, tips of the fingers no further than 6 inches from the body.

Quarter Turn Right – Head facing the same direction as the body, feet close together, right arm hanging relaxed and slightly back from the center-line of the body with a slight bend at the elbow. Left arm hangs 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 right with the right shoulder lowered and the left shoulder raised.

Quarter Turn Front – Head facing the same direction as the body, feet close together, both arms hanging relaxed and at the side along the center-line of the body, elbows slightly bent, tips of the fingers no further than 6 inches from the body.

Presentation & Awards round: AMATEUR (Novice, Open, Masters)

All competitors in each class will be introduced and will perform their Posing Showcase at the Presentation & Awards round.

The Judging is where the scoring mainly takes place however if your class is close, the Presentation & Awards round will be factored in.

Presentation & Awards – Posing Showcase

Competitors will come out and line up with their class along the back of the stage in the physique relaxed pose (facing the front). Once the entire class is on stage each competitor will be introduced for their Posing Showcase.  Once introduced the competitor will proceed to the front center of the stage and perform (or present) 4 to 6 of their favourite poses.  This is the competitors time to showcase and display themselves so each competitor can do whatever type poses they feel best present their physique.

Music

We will supply the background music for the Judging round, and for the Posing Showcase at the Presentation & Awards round.

Overall Comparisons

If the division has more than one class the winners of each class will be compared in the same fashion as Judging round to determine the overall winner.

No Props or Costumes Allowed

The use of props or costumes during Judging round and the Presentation & Awards round is strictly prohibited.

Awards

Amateur (Novice, Open, Masters)

Top 3 will receive sculptured trophies with 4th and 5th receiving medallions.


For information on how to register, click please see our Entry Form and Registration Information section.

For information on drug testing, please see our IDFA Drug Testing section.

 

 

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