Competitors are allowed to crossover into bodybuilding at the discretion of the promoter with the chairperson’s approval.


Men’s Physique classes shall consist of 3 weight class breakdowns:

  •   Lightweight – up to 156 1⁄4 lbs
  •   Middleweight – over 156 1⁄4 lbs to 172 1⁄4 lbs
  •   Heavyweight – over 172 1⁄4 lbs

Muscularity and Conditioning

Judges will be looking for fit athletes that display proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition. This is not a bodybuilding contest we will mark down extreme muscularity.

Stage Presence and Personality

Contestants will be asked to walk in board shorts (Shorts must be above the knee in length and can be one inch below the belly button, no spandex and logos are not permitted on board shorts manufacturer’s logo such as Adidas or Nike symbol are acceptable. Competitors will enter the stage without a shirt and barefoot. The moon pose is not allowed. Judges are looking for the contestant with the best stage presence and poise that convey his personality to the audience.


Competitors will walk to the center of stage alone and perform quarter turns with optional pose of hand on hips or hands in pocket. Finishing facing the judges then proceed to the side stage.

Comparison Round

  •   The competitor will be brought back out in a group and be directed to do turns.
  •   Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in turns.
  •   Promoters can choose to have one height class, two height classes or more.

2 Judging Format Pre judging.

Quarter turns Finals.

The T-Walk will start from back of stage to the house music.  At the pivot points, quarter turns and pauses will allow for repositioning, attitude display and professional demeanor. Two or three poses will be executed at each point. Finals routine will be a maximum 60 seconds for amateurs with house music and 90 seconds for Pros, performed to music of athlete’s choice following the rules set forth by the NGA. The promotor has the option to adjust the maximum time limit. Music containing profanity or explicit language will not be allowed and may result in being disqualified from contest.


Suits worn by men’s physique athletes for prejudging and finals must be board shorts with no evident brand logos. All suits must be in good taste. No props will be used at any time during competition/judging of men’s physique.