The criteria used to judge a physique is based upon three equal aspects: (1) Symmetry, (2) Muscularity, and (3) Presentation
Symmetry refers to the structural harmony of the physique relative to the size of the various body parts. Shape, proportion, detail, definition, and
balance of each body part in relation to one another must give a cohesive
whole and overall balance.
Muscularity refers to the size of the muscles in relation to skeletal structure, shape, hardness, and definition. Separation between adjacent
muscles, muscle groups, and striations within a muscle or muscle group are
also considered in the judging process. Thin skin and low bodyfat, along
with a lack of water retention enhance the muscular appearance.
Presentation is the effective display of the contestant's asset through
posing ability, posture, projection, and carriage on stage. Skin tone,
grooming, and posing outfit are a part of presentation. The selection of
poses and their proper execution, the smoothness of transitions, and the
coordinated selection of music all enhance the routine and presentation.
*ALL JUDGING WILL OCCUR DURING PREJUDGING W/ THE EXCEPTION OF TIES, OVERALL WINNERS AND SPECIAL AWARDS.
MANDATORY POSING FORMAT - PRE-JUDGING
Front double biceps
Front Lat. Spread
LEFT SIDE (Quarter Turn Right)
BACK (Quarter Turn Right)
Back double biceps
Back Lat. Spread
RIGHT SIDE (Quarter Turn Right)
FACE FRONT (Quarter Turn Right)
(Two hands behind head) Display Abs & Thigh
(One hand behind head) Display Serratus & Oblique
(Favorite) Most Muscular pose
ALTERNATE POSES (Mostly used for tie breakers and close judging)
(Face rear) Display Calves
(Face front) Display Calves
(Face rear) Display Hams
(Face side) Display Hams
*Listed are the mandatory poses that will be used at each SNBF Competition. The following poses may or may not be called out in this particular order. Alternate poses may be mixed in with the mandatory poses based on the head judge's preference.