It is assessed: the symmetry of figures, mutual harmony of muscle groups and muscularity, definition (i.e. not extreme, which could look as being too shredded). The overall impression and performance of a pair should be likable and energetic, should exude strength and enjoyment. It is also evaluated the interplay of a couple. Assessment of the posing routine focuses on the form of each athlete, choreography, interplay of a couple and creativity.
This category is intended for competitors of men categories as Natural bodybuilding and
for women of Women’s figure, Physique or Women’s Bodybuilding category.
1st round – Semifinal (prejudging)
– Symmetry round (50% points)
– Muscularity round (mandatory poses)
Round 2 – Finals (50% points)
– posing routine (maximum 60 seconds)
– awards presentation
Description of the various rounds of the competition
1st round – Semi-Finals (prejudging)
Couples line up in numerical order facing judges and perform four quarter turns according to orders of the head judge
Based on requirements of an individual judge, couples are called out and compared, minimum two and maximum four couples in the following mandatory poses:
a) Front double biceps
b) Side Chest
c) Side Triceps
d) Back Double Biceps
e) Abdominal and Thighs
All individual comparisons are made at the center of the stage. Couples line up according to judgeu2019s requirements. Every couple undergoes at least one comparison.
Round 2 – Finals
Length of the posing routine can last up to 60 seconds. Time runs from the first tone of music, not from the first pose. The music as well as posing of a couple is stopped after 60 seconds, therefore it is necessary to prepare the posing routine the way that no poses are made after 60 seconds. During the posing routine couples should present their physique and show the best poses in which they excel and can handle perfectly. Presentation should be mastered choreographically, spatially, transitions should be coherent and it should be synchronized. . Posing routine should include not only standing poses, but also kneeling, side and rear poses. Music selection should represent coupleu2019s temperament, but also the ability to keep rhythm. Couples should try to leave an impression on the judges and the audience. Besides bodybuilding poses, competitors can also use some of their individual abilities, which should not prevail over bodybuilding ones, as it is not a competition of fitness but bodybuilding.
3rd round -Final
Muscularity round (50%).
The host of the event can announce the posedown of a category. It is not judged, it is only entertainment for audience and a chance for competitors to present themselves on stage.
The announcement of winners:
1. The top 5 competitors are called onstage, in a numerical order.
2. Top 5 finalists are awarded with prizes in order from 6th place to 1st place.
3. At championships (not cups), top three finalists receive gold, silver and bronze medals.
Female competitors: a two-piece bikini of any color, thong bikinis are not allowed, it has to cover about one third of the gluteus and the entire front area. . Hair can be styled. Jewelry can be worn with appropriate flair.
Male competitors: posing suit, which must meet the following criteria:
2. Color, material and structure are up to competitors.
3. No decorations, trim on the edges, embroidery edges or hems.
4. The minimum height of sides is 1 cm and it covers at least half of gluteus and the whole front.
5. No jewelry or other accessories.
6. No equipment/ props allowed.
Shoes – not allowed
Skin color – it is recommended Pro Tan or any other spray tan