NGA Rules & Regulations

BODYBUILDING COMPETITION
See section II.1 – II.2 above for guidelines

Class Breakdown – Men’s classes shall consist of 4 weight class breakdowns: a. Lightweight – up to 156 1⁄4 lbs. Middleweight – over 156 1⁄4 lbs to 172 1⁄4 lbs. Light Heavyweight – over 172 1⁄4 lbs – 189 1⁄4 lbs d. Heavyweight – over 189 1⁄4 lbs -Women’s class breakdowns are at the discretion of the promoter.

Attire: Suits worn by women’s bodybuilding athletes for prejudging must be a two-piece that crosses in the back. Suits do not need to be a solid color. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped and absolutely no thongs or micros are permitted. All suits must be in good taste. No heels may be worn or props will be used at any time during competition/judging. Men’s bodybuilding athletes shall be solid color posing suits in good taste. Absolutely no thongs are permitted.

PREJUDGING (DAY SHOW)

  1. Symmetry Round
  2. Free Posing
  3. Muscularity Round – Mandatory Poses
  4. Front Double Biceps
  5. Front Lat Spread
  6. Side Chest Pose
  7. Side Triceps Pose
  8. Rear Double Biceps
  9. Rear Lat Spread
  10. Overhead Abdominal Pose
  11. Most Muscular Pose
  12. Optional Poses (side hamstring, stand on calves, side serratus)

FINALS (EVENING SHOW)

  1. Presentation of the lineups (should be omitted for classes of five or less);
  2. Posing routine shall include all mandatory poses;
  3. Announcement of the top five per class;
  4. Pose down (class);
  5. Presentation of class awards;
  6. Symmetry and muscularity comparisons for class winners (judged);
  7. Pose down (overall); and
  8. Presentation of overall awards.