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NABBA Fitness Division Classifications

All the Fitness Classes were introduced at NABBA Area Show 2018 level, NABBA Britain Finals 2018 level, NABBA World 2018 level and have been incorporated into the NABBA Universe 2018.


Please click on the relevant link below for more information about each class

CRITERIA

1. Miss Bikini
NABBA FITNESS DIVISION 2018 – Stage layout in holding Pens
Miss Bikini Ladies – U21, Open, Over 35’s, Revision

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Notes:
Attire - One piece or two-piece bikinis are acceptable. One Colour Preferred.
Accessories - Such as bracelets necklaces rings are expected to be kept to a minimum other accessory such as hats, canes etc. are not permitted.
Shoes - Heeled shoes are recommended but not compulsory.

Competition Presentation
Round One - Quarter Turns -The general presentation during the quarter turns will consist of competitors presenting themselves with poise, self-confidence and posture. Although they will be in fixed but not flexed stance. The judges are looking for a "total package" and competitors are warned against adopting any stance that tries to emulate too much muscularity.

Round Two - I – Walk
Competitor’s will perform an I walk in numerical groups of 4-6 competitors depending on numbers in class. Starting point at back of stage plinth facing judges table, head judge will request you to walk forward in one line together, stop front stage then be requested to rotate right to face rear of stage and walk back, once a rear of stage turn to front again, head judge will then ask you to return to line up in numerical order, I walk to music of the DJ’s choice.

Round Three - Comparisons
Competitors will be called back on to stage. Competitor numbers will be called requesting them to come front / centre stage in small groups (4- 6) judges will request pose facing front then - left side, back and finally right side any one favourite pose.
Pose-down & Awards - All athletes may be asked to perform 30 seconds of free posing - then assemble in a line at back of stage for placement awards. (This may take place after preliminary rounds of another class)

CRITERIA

2. Men’s Sports Shorts

NABBA FITNESS DIVISION 2018 – Stage layout in holding Pens
Mens Sport Shorts – U21 (IA) Masters O40 (IA) Open class - Revision

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Notes:
Attire - Competitors will wear Sports shorts. Mid-thigh max length in length and approx. 2 cm below belly button, no skin-tight shorts and no advertisement should be on the shorts (manufacturer’s logo is acceptable) One Colour Preferred.

mensshorts.jpgCompetition Presentation:
Round One - Quarter Turns
The general presentation during the quarter turns will consist of competitors presenting themselves with poise, self-confidence and posture. Although they will be in fixed but not flexed stance. The judges are looking for a "total package" and competitors are warned against adopting any stance that tries to emulate too much muscularity.

Round Two - I – Walk
Competitor’s will perform an I walk in numerical groups of 4-6 competitors depending on numbers in class. Starting point at back of stage plinth facing judges table, head judge will request you to walk forward in one line together, stop front stage then be requested to rotate right to face rear of stage and walk back, once a rear of stage turn to front again, head judge will then ask you to return to line up in numerical order, I walk to music of the DJ’s choice.

Round Three - Comparisons
Competitors will be called back on to stage. Competitor numbers will be called requesting them to come front / centre stage in small groups (4- 6) judges will request poses as follows.

- Front Biceps
- Left side oblique
- Back Biceps
- Right side Oblique
- Front favourite pose

Pose-down & Awards - All athletes may be asked to perform 30 seconds of free posing - then assemble in a line at back of stage for placement awards. (This may take place after preliminary rounds of another class)  

 

CRITERIA

3. Men’s (Classic bodybuilding) - Awards

Height in cm’s minus 100 + 6 = max kg of each competitor
I.E - (174cm athlete) 174 - 100 = 74 + 6 = 80 (meaning 80kg max comp weigh-in weight.

Classic Bodybuilders are judged on the OVERALL QUALITY of their muscular development; - Judging is based upon the presentation of:
Mass The perception of muscular size, has been the foundation for bodybuilding since the beginning of the sport. Yet, mass is only a merit when accompanied by the remaining qualities. Definition Indicates the degree of muscularity brought about by the Absence of subcutaneous body fat. Defined muscularity is necessary to fully display the development of the physique.
Definition is only of value when it allows massively developed muscles to be displayed. Proportion Implies an even balance of muscular development in comparison to each muscle group. Theoretically, a "strong body part" can be just as detrimental as a "weak body part". Bodybuilders must strive for equal development between all muscle groups.
Symmetry A misnomer, is commonly used to depict "proportion" or expressed to indicate an aesthetic quality throughout the physique. Although, in its strictest definition, symmetry denotes equal development of muscularity on both right and left sides of the physique.
Stage Presence Includes posing performance and other factors influencing general appearance such as skin tone, grooming, charisma, and poise. Effective stage presentation is essential to display the physique to its maximum potential.

Attire, athletes are required to wear suitably fitting trunks no restriction on colour or material / shorts or underwear are not permitted.

Round 1
Quarter Turns: To the right as requested by the Judges chairman

Round 2
Routine: Each competitor will perform a 45 sec routine judges will be looking for an engaging posing routine showcasing the individual’s physique. Lewd acts / explicit music is not permitted.

Round 3
Comparisons: Competitors will be judged on any one favourite pose at front, left side, back and finally right side. Judges may also request quarter turns during the call out / comparison rounds.

Pose-down & Awards - All athletes will be asked to perform 30 seconds of free posing - then assemble in a line at back of stage for placement awards. (This may take place after preliminary rounds of another class.)

CRITERIA

4. Ladies - Toned Figure Novice Class

The judging rules for this are exact same at open Toned Figure – the criteria in terms of experience is same as in men’s Novice class.

“Novices male or female must not have been previously placed in the first three in any AREA novice contest or have won ANY OPEN contest.”

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