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These may be subject to change and competitors will be notified of any such changes prior to events and reiterated at the competitors meeting at contests. On participating in the Physical Culture Association Championships, the competitor agrees to adhere to the rules of the Association and will respect all their fellow athletes, all judges and officials. All athletes therefore agree to accept and respect the judging panel decisions as final. All classes will be judged on the athlete’s attitude, confidence, posing, poise and commitment to their time on stage.

Ladies Toned Bikini Model competitors will not be encouraged to have such a low body fat that muscle separation is evident, but the judge would expect to see evidence of fit shoulders, arms, back , firm glute hamstring area, flat midriff. All delivered through symmetry and balance. One round, t-walk followed by quarter turns. Attire will be a 2 piece bikini, colour of choice which can be decorated with crystals. The bikini must be of adequate decency, with frontal areas sufficiently covered and thongs are prohibited. High heel shoes are to be worn with a small platform sole. The colour and style of the shoes will be the competitors own choice. Jewellery can include, earrings, bracelet/s and wedding bands plus other rings, No tiaras or head jewellery All jewellery are competitors own choice.

Ladies Trained Bikini Model competitors will be encouraged to have a lower body fat than above class allowing some muscle separation to be evident, a well balanced athlete with clear evidence of a balanced muscular form. One round, t-walk followed by quarter turns. Attire will be a 2 piece bikini, colour of choice which can be decorated with crystals. The bikini must be of adequate decency, with frontal areas sufficiently covered and thongs are prohibited. High heel shoes are to be worn with a small platform sole. The colour and style of the shoes will be the competitors own choice. Jewellery can include, earrings, bracelet/s and wedding bands plus other rings, No tiaras or head jewellery All jewellery are competitors own choice.

Ladies Fitness Model competitors will present an evolving figure for filling Judges expectations for a Fitness Model that shows, progressive evolution of the female form. Body fat levels are low enough for muscle separation and athletic endeavour to be awarded. Definition is encouraged, extreme vascularity and striations will NOT be. Athletes will display an athletic, feminine form. Two rounds, first round sports attire quarter turns only, second round bikini round t-walk followed by quarter turns. Sports wear round attire is competitor own choice, no thongs permitted. Attire for bikini round will be a 2 piece bikini, colour of choice which can be decorated with crystals. The bikini must be of adequate decency, with frontal areas sufficiently covered and thongs are prohibited. High heel shoes are to be worn with a small platform sole. The colour and style of the shoes will be the competitors own choice. Jewellery can include, earrings, bracelet/s and wedding bands plus other rings, No tiaras or head jewellery All jewellery are competitors own choice.

Ladies Toned Figure competitors should present a physique which is of a toned condition, firm and with a small level of body fat with a developed appearance, without, muscularity, vascularity, muscle definition. Promoting femininity. The competitor will be expected to produce a figure which will allow the judge to see a fit and healthy athlete showing muscle groups without definition and separation. Quarter Turns followed by Compulsory poses. Max. 60 sec individual posing routine. Attire will be a 2 piece bikini with a crossover back, colour of choice which can be decorated with crystals. The bikini must be of adequate decency, with frontal areas sufficiently covered and Thongs Are Prohibited at International Events. High heel shoes are to be worn with a small platform sole. The colour and style of the shoes will be the competitors own choice. Jewellery can include, earrings, bracelet/s and wedding bands plus other rings. No tiaras or head jewellery. All jewellery are competitors own choice.

Ladies Athletic Figure competitors should present a physique which is more conditioned and with a lower body fat than the toned figure with femininity and poise. The competitor will be expected to produce a figure which will allow the judge to see an athlete showing muscle definition and separation. Any extreme vascularity or extreme striations allowing the feminine form to be lost, will not be rewarded. Quarter Turns followed by Compulsory poses. Max. 60 sec individual posing routine. Attire will be a 2 piece bikini with a crossover back, colour of choice which can be decorated with crystals. The bikini must be of adequate decency, with frontal areas sufficiently covered and Thongs Are Prohibited at International Events. High heel shoes are to be worn with a small platform sole. The colour and style of the shoes will be the competitors own choice. Jewellery can include, earrings, bracelet/s and wedding bands plus other rings. No tiaras or head jewellery. All jewellery are competitors own choice.

Ladies Trained Figure competitors should present a physique which is more conditioned and with the lower body fat the figure classes, but still holding on to femininity. The competitor will be expected to produce a figure which will allow the judge to see muscle definition and separation. Judges will not reward any ladies that present a figure with extreme vascularity or extreme striations or with any traits which could allow the feminine form to be lost. Quarter Turns followed by Compulsory poses. Max. 60 sec individual posing routine. Attire will be a 2 piece bikini with a crossover back, colour of choice which can be decorated with crystals. The bikini must be of adequate decency, with frontal areas sufficiently covered and Thongs Are Prohibited at International Events. High heel shoes are to be worn with a small platform sole. The colour and style of the shoes will be the competitors own choice. Jewellery can include, earrings, bracelet/s and wedding bands plus other rings. No tiaras or head jewellery. All jewellery are competitors own choice.

Men's Physique Model class will be judged on a physique with an athletic appearance but must still have symmetry, proportions, balance, definition and overall condition and a Complete package, with skin tone/condition, hair, facial features and an even tan cover taken in to consideration. One round, t-walk followed by quarter turns in board shorts.

Men's Muscle Model judged on a healthy Muscle Model physique with more muscle mass than the Men’s Physique, yet with a body fat amount low enough to see muscle groups and full separation. Competitors will be judged upon symmetry, proportions, balance, definition, overall condition, marketability, stage presence, personality and confidence, with skin tone/condition, hair, facial features and an even tan cover taken in to account. The complete package. Two rounds, first round sports attire quarter turns only, second round in European style trunks or swimwear, t-walk followed by quarter turns.

Men's Classic Bodybuilding is predominately striving for a physique that will be judged on symmetry, proportions, balance allowing no muscle groups to be too big or small. Equal development between shoulders to thighs, with a taper to the waist. With all muscle groups flowing into the next. Definition and condition for the complete package, with overall stage presence and posing ability, skin tone/condition and an even tan cover taken in to consideration. Quarter Turns followed by Compulsory poses. Max. 60 sec individual posing routine. Posing trunks to be competitor’s choice of colour and style. (Thongs are not permitted).

Men's Bodybuilding will be judged on Symmetry, Proportions, Balance, Definition and Overall Condition and a Complete package, with skin tone/condition and an even tan cover taken in to consideration. Quarter Turns followed by Compulsory poses. Max. 60 sec individual posing routine. Posing trunks to be competitor’s choice of colour and style. (Thongs are not permitted).

Judging Definitions:

Symmetry: The athlete should present a physique that has a shoulder width equal to their thigh width. Chest thickness equal to their glute thickness. Chest, back development to their quad, hamstring development. All with the taper in to the waist. Equaling the Symmetry of an x-frame.

Proportion: The athlete should present a physique that is equally development throughout muscle groups.

Balance: The athlete should present a physique that has equivalent dimension of muscle groups. Chest thickness to back thickness, bicep to tricep, quad to hamstring, calf to forearm to neck. With all tapered in at the waist.

Condition: In all the Men's classes, including Mens Physique and Muscle Model. All athlete should present a conditioned physique appropriate the the class of choice, that has a low amount of body fat allowing the judge to see the muscle separation of all muscle groups and definition throughout the competitor.

Condition: In the Ladies classes athletes should present a conditioned body appropriate to their

chosen class. In all ladies classes a Healthy, Feminine physique WILL be encouraged, but bone exposure and over dieting will NOT. All ladies will conduct themselves in a professional, athletic manner, with the individual conducting themselves with femininity, poise, personality, confidence and charisma.