Men and women in the Bodybuilding Divisions will be judged through a series of poses that will allow the judges to evaluate not only the individual body parts but also the "whole package". Men wear a Bodybuilding posing suit; women wear a two-piece bodybuilding posing suit with or without embellishments.
Athletes are judged in two rounds:
1. Symmetry encompasses overall balance and conditioning.
2. Muscularity and conditioning judges mass, definition, and proportion.
Download the WNBF/INBF Bodybuilding Division Judging Criteria
Lightweight – 165lbs and under
Middleweight – 165lbs to 180lbs
Heavyweight – 180lbs and over
Lightweight – 118lbs and under
Middleweight – 118lbs and over
*Subject to change based on promoters discretion
QUARTER TURN POSES
Side Pose (Both Sides)
Front Double Biceps
Front Lat Spread
Rear Double Biceps
Rear Lat Spread
Ab & Thigh
A maximum of 90 seconds will be allowed for each competitor with music to display their overall physique, conditioning, individuality, and creativity with their presentation. Props may be used and are encouraged. Routines are only performed in the finals.