NANBF classic Physique criteria
Men’s Classic Physique is based on lean muscle, symmetry, posing and presentation.
Overall Physique Objective:
In this class the emphasis is symmetry and this will take priority in judging this class rather than size or extreme condition.
For this class, it is not a priority to be striated. The competitor needs to show symmetrical leanness top to bottom with muscle separation without an overly dieted appearance.
Symmetry: Structural Harmony
The Ideal physique will display an aesthetically proportioned muscular “X” frame silhouette, highlighted by a small waist.
Presentation and posing:
Includes posture, effectiveness to display the competitor’s assets, properly perform poses, smooth transitions, and stage presence.
Also considered, evenness of skin tone & color, grooming, suit fit, and choice.
Round 1: Quarter Turns
Round 2: Mandatory Poses. (Listed below)
MANDATORY POSES FOR MEN’S CLASSIC PHYSIQUE
Asymetrical front double bicep, opposite arm extended, elbow aligns at the level of eyes
Left Mantis Pose (Left side chest, arms extended, left 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, right leg extended back)
Front Victory Pose
Favorite Classic Pose (Exception Most Muscular)
Props are prohibited during prejudging
Competitors are required to wear posing shorts that cover your glutes. Color of choice
*Note: No board shorts or Bodybuilding posing trunks.
*Note: Crossover from Men’s Bodybuilding and Men’s Physique is allowed.
*Note: Promoters and Head judges have the Option to also ask for the old standard Classic/Bodybuilding poses - Click here to see poses.
"Front and Rear Double Bicep."