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Bodybuilding
Bodybuilding classes represent the more developed end of physique competitions in terms of muscularity and condition. Competitors in bodybuilding classes are expected to have a fully developed physique with superior conditioning compared to other classes such as Beach Model and Sports Model. The Bodybuilding category has several classes, all of which are judged based on the same physical criteria. All of the aspects of the physique are important when judging bodybuilding and figure. Competitors in these classes are expected to display a high to very high degree of muscularity and condition. The overall size of the competitor becomes more of a contributing factor to the final placings when considered alongside the proportion of the physique. A competitor who is out of proportion, no matter what size, will struggle to find a top three placing against smaller competitors who are better proportioned.
  • Junior - Under 24 Years - must be 23 years old or younger on the day of the contest
  • Masters - Over 50 Years - must be at least 50 years old on the day of the contest
  • Fitness - Height/Weight restricted - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Performance - Height/Weight restricted - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Athletic - Height/Weight restricted - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Superbody - Height/Weight restricted - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Extreme - Height/Weight restricted - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Figure
    Figure classes represent the more developed end of physique competitions in terms of muscularity and condition. Competitors in figure classes are expected to have a fully developed physique with superior conditioning compared to other classes such as Bikini Model and Sports Model. The Figure category has several classes, all of which are judged based on the same physical criteria. All of the aspects of the physique are important when judging bodybuilding and figure. Competitors in these classes are expected to display a high to very high degree of muscularity and condition. The overall size of the competitor becomes more of a contributing factor to the final placings when considered alongside the proportion of the physique. A competitor who is out of proportion, no matter what size, will struggle to find a top three placing against smaller competitors who are better proportioned.
  • Junior - Under 24 Years - must be 23 years old or younger on the day of the contest
  • Masters - Over 45 Years - must be at least 45 years old on the day of the contest
  • Fitness - Height/Weight restricted -Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Performance - Height/Weight restricted -Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Athletic - Height/Weight restricted -Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Superbody - Height/Weight restricted -Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Extreme - Height/Weight restricted - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Women's Sports Model
    The core physical aspects for Women's Sports Models are condition, muscularity and proportion. A high level of condition with full definition in the upper and lower body. Condition should not be to the extreme level, such as that required in bodybuilding and figure, however should be enough to produce some vascularity and intra-muscular striations. The Women's Sports Model category has several classes, all of which are judged based on the same physical criteria. All of the aspects of the physique are important when judging . The overall size of the competitor becomes more of a contributing factor to the final placings when considered alongside the proportion of the physique. A competitor who is out of proportion, no matter what size, will struggle to find a top three placing against smaller competitors who are better proportioned.
  • Junior - Under 24 Years - must be 23 years old of younger on the day of the contest - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Short - Up to 1.63m tall - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Tall - Over 1.63m tall - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • O/30 - Over 30 Years - must be at least 30 years old on the day of the contest - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Men's Sports Model
    The core physical aspects for Men's Sports Models are condition, muscularity and proportion. A high level of condition with full definition in the upper and lower body. Condition should not be to the extreme level, such as that required in bodybuilding and figure, however should be enough to produce some vascularity and intra-muscular striations. The Men's Sports Model category has several classes, all of which are judged based on the same physical criteria. All of the aspects of the physique are important when judging models. The overall size of the competitor becomes more of a contributing factor to the final placings when considered alongside the proportion of the physique. A competitor who is out of proportion, no matter what size, will struggle to find a top three placing against smaller competitors who are better proportioned.
  • Junior - Under 24 Years - must be 23 years old of younger on the day of the contest - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Short - Up to 1.63m tall - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Tall - Over 1.63m tall - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • O/30 - Over 30 Years - must be at least 30 years old on the day of the contest - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Bikini Model
    The core physical aspects for Bikini Models are proportion and shape. Muscularity is less important, and low condition is expected from competitors. As a general rule, Bikini Models should have slight definition through the abs, shoulders and back. The legs should exhibit at most a low level of definition between the hamstrings and quads. The Bikini Model category has several classes, all of which are judged based on the same physical criteria. All of the aspects of the physique are important when judging models. The overall size of the competitor becomes more of a contributing factor to the final placings when considered alongside the proportion of the physique. A competitor who is out of proportion, no matter what size, will struggle to find a top three placing against smaller competitors who are better proportioned.
  • Junior - Under 24 Years - must be 23 years old of younger on the day of the contest - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Short - Up to 1.63m tall - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Tall - Over 1.63m tall - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • O/30 - Over 30 Years - must be at least 30 years old on the day of the contest - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Beach Model
    The core physical aspects for Beach Models are muscularity and proportion. Judges will look for full definition in the abs, chest, arms and back. The level of condition however should not be to the extreme level such as that required for bodybuilding. This means that vascularity and intra-muscular striations are not taken into account when judging the quality of the physique. The Beach Model category has several classes, all of which are judged based on the same physical criteria. All of the aspects of the physique are important when judging models. The overall size of the competitor becomes more of a contributing factor to the final placings when considered alongside the proportion of the physique. A competitor who is out of proportion, no matter what size, will struggle to find a top three placing against smaller competitors who are better proportioned.
  • Junior - Under 24 Years - must be 23 years old of younger on the day of the contest - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Short - Up to 1.63m tall - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Tall - Over 1.63m tall - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • O/30 - Over 30 Years - must be at least 30 years old on the day of the contest - Pro Qualifier Class (where applicable)
  • Aerobics
  • Each competitor will present a 90 second routine choreographed to music, demonstrating all aspects of fitness.
  • The judges will be looking for strength and elegance, flexibility and poise.
  • Above all the routine should be entertaining. Props may be used.
  • Demonstrations of athletic ability, gymnastics and fitness endurance are preferred.
  • The personal theme and entertainment factor will be a major consideration.
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      Technical Scoring

      This is made up of 5 components.
       

      1. Intensity

      The Intensity will be assessed by looking at the choice and variety of movements which reflect competition routine. The ability of the competitor to display a high level of cardiovascular endurance and energy throughout the performance will also be assessed.
       

      2. Execution

      Execution is assessed by looking at the routine as well as challenging moves executed throughout the routine. Points are awarded for correct form and safety with particular reference to:
    • Control of limb lines - Controlled placement, neatly executed and fully extended arm, hand, leg, toe and neck lines will be assessed.
    • Body form and postural control - Controlled posture without excessive trunk movement on performance of moves scores better.
    • Skill Execution - A skill must be performed correctly to be deemed adequate to score by the judging panel.
    • Aerobic Content / Intensity / Appropriateness - The routine should include a minimum of 50% of a solid level of athleticism maintained.
    • Balance - Balance between standing, floor and to a lesser extent, airborne moves or jumps will be assessed.
    • Variety of moves - Excessive repetition will be judged less favourably than a continual display of different moves and combination of moves. A simple move that is performed well will be given more credit than a difficult move performed poorly.
    • Flexibility - Flexibility is assessed by looking at the routine. Points are awarded for the number, range of movement, ease of execution and quality of flexibility moves.
    • Strength - Points are awarded for the number, level, ease of execution and quality of strength moves demonstrated.
     

    3. Creativity Scoring

    Choreography will be assessed in 5 areas, in order of importance:
    • Creativity - Judges will assess the routine for innovation shown in selecting sequence of movements and limb lines. Innovative choreography may comprise old moves set in a unique way or new variations of old moves. Team members can be creative by making changes and direction.
    • Use of Floor Space - The performance area should be used as fully as possible. Judges will be watching for a team to continually move around the competition area, rather than staying fixed in areas. Points will be awarded for the team’s ability to move as “one”.
    • Timing - The ability to stay in time with the music throughout the routine will be assessed. Points will be awarded for linking moves together in a smooth and flowing way.
    • Floor to standing moves - Efficient smooth transitions between standing and floor moves. Points are deducted for excessive time wasting or stilted (jerky) transitions.
    • Formation changes on stage – The ability to present interesting patterns on stage, and creativity and variety in transitioning for one formation / pattern to the next.
     

    4. Presentation Scoring

    Presentation is assessed based on the following:
    • Energy - Dynamic ability to put the routine across to the audience with appropriate body language, facial expression and eye contact that generates excitement and enjoyment to the audience.
    • Facial Expressions - Sincere, happy, varied and appropriate expressions. Facial expressions should change as is appropriate to the performance.
    • Eye Contact - Ability to maintain eye contact with judges and audience.
    • Wow factor
     

    5. Entertainment Scoring

    • Musical Interpretation - Use of the different rhythms, the highs and lows, musical structure, mood and timing shown through choreography of routine structure will be assessed.
    • Originality - Use of innovation in terms of moves, sequences, transitions, or use of music that is innovative and original, will be considered.

    Pro Qualifiers

    At applicable WFF International events, amateur competitors will be eligible to earn their WFF Pro Status and join the WFF Pro Division.

    In order to qualify for a Pro Card a competitor must win his or her individual class or overall class, where applicable. In pro qualifier classes there must be at least three competitors that meet the requisite standard. Where a class is judged to be below the standard required for the WFF Pro Division, the judges may decide not to offer a pro card.

    Once a competitor accepts their Pro Card they will no longer be eligible to enter amateur classes. If a Pro Competitor wishes to return to amateur status, they should write to daniel@wff-international.com to formally advise WFF International of their intention to relinquish their Pro Card. If a Pro Competitor enters any amateur contest, WFF International will understand this to mean that the Pro Competitor has relinquished their Pro Card.

    To find out more about qualifying for the WFF Pro Division, please click here.