Men's Physique


    • ​An athlete who has not placed first in any show. Novice, First Time Classes or Junior Classes being the exemption to this rule.
  • OPEN

    • In larger groups the classes may be split into Tall & Short Classes. 
      Short Class:   Up to & including 173 cm’s (5 feet 8 inches)
      Tall Class:      Over 173.1 cm’s 



  • All Men’s Physique Classes will be judged on the Athlete having an athletic appearance with, Muscularity, Symmetry, Balance & Proportions, Conditioning & Presentation.

  • Stage presence, etiquette & tanning will form the foundations of all judging decisions. Every aspect of the Athlete’s performance will be judged including skin tone & condition, hair & facial features.


  • All Men’s Physique Classes will follow the same format:


  • Attire will be long board shorts of any colour that do not extend below the knee.


  • Athletes should be free of body hair. No body jewellery is allowed.

  • Athletes will enter on-stage in numerical order & stand in line.

  • Athletes will perform quarter turns.

  • Athletes will perform compulsory poses.

  • Athletes will perform individual “I” Walks

  • Athletes may be asked to perform a free style posedown as a group.

  • Athletes will then be awarded medals, trophies, Finals invitation etc...

  • Athletes will then leave the stage.


  • In all instances the athletes will be directed & instructed by the MC, Judges Panel & possibly designated
    stage helpers.

  • The “I” Walk will be performed as follows;


  • Athletes will be selected in numerical order

  • The Athlete will commence from rear of the stage with a front pose of choice.

  • The Athlete will move to the front of stage & again show a front pose of choice.

  • The Athlete will then perform four quarter turns presenting their own interpretation. In all cases hands can be high or low but must be open handed.

  • The Athlete will the return to the line in numerical order & await direction.