The Total package of the “Toned” Miss Figure Class should display an athletic level of development presenting a balanced, symmetrical developed figure, considering the condition of the skin and the skin tone, with the ability to present confidence, poise and grace.
Judging criteria will be for a “Toned” Figure and not “physique” or “trained” Figure category – (Muscularity, vascular, muscular definition and/or diet leanness will not be considered acceptable). Competitors will be assessed as to the level of overall tone, achieved through athletic endeavours. The figure should have a round and firm appearance with small amount of body fat. Competitors cannot be excessively muscular and should be free from deep muscle separation and /or striations.
The Head Judge will make considerations as to whether or not to remove any competitor that displays a look that is “too hard”.
(Anyone that is considered too hard for the “Toned” Figure, will be given the opportunity to enter the Female Athletic category.)
The Competition Presentation will consist of the following:
Quarter Turns – The general presentation during the quarter turns will consist of competitors presenting themselves with poise, self-confidence and posture. Although they will be in a semi tense stance the judges are looking for a “total package” and competitors are warned against adopting any stance that tries to emulate too much muscularity.
Followed by – Any 1 favourite pose at front, left side, back and finally right side.
Each competitor will then be required to do an individual posing routine (90 seconds duration) maximum.
The agreed NABBA criteria requirements for the Miss Trained Figure judging are as follows:
The emphasis must be on feminine shape and proportion, while retaining a “trained look” and low body fat levels, but not carrying development or definition to an extreme that could be classed as unfeminine.
Three disciplines are involved and competitors should prepare with diligence for all three. During the disciplines wearing jewellery and/or shoes is optional.
This discipline begins with competitors facing the judges ‘front-on’, knees and ankles together. After an appropriate time lapse the judges chairman will instruct competitors to make a quarter turn to the right – the first of four such turn (through 360 degree) which will allow judges to assess the competitors left side, back and right hand side before returning to the ‘front-on’ position facing the judges.
This discipline will allow judges to assess each individual competitor.
Time allocation for each competitor will be 90 seconds (11 /2 minutes) maximum.
Judges are again reminded that however graceful and exciting an individual presentation may be, the most important aspect is the agreed criteria applied to Figure Judging. Competitors should construct their routines to reflect this.
A vital discipline. Competitors should strive to achieve their best possible performance. The five Comparison poses (Double Biceps Front, Side Chest, Side Triceps, Rear Double Biceps showing Calf and Abdominals and Thighs), are the accepted guidelines for Domestic and International FIGURE contests.
The NABBA Council is excited to introduce a new ladies bodybuilding category, the “Athletic” category. This new and exciting development is the result of the NABBA Council listening to the needs of the Athletes and taking a Pro Active stance in the growth of female bodybuilding. Sitting between the Toned and Trained categories this offers Athletes that wish to develop from Toned, the opportunity to progress further.
The definition of this category is to show athletic and feminine development. We are not looking for large deltoid or arm development, sweeping quadriceps or a thick back, but displaying enough muscle to maintain an athletic, healthy and feminine appearance, an Athlete that works out with serious intentions.
Muscle definition, relating to how lean the muscle is, showing an absence of subcutaneous body fat and water showing muscularity, is an important aspect to cover. We are not looking for excessive vascularity, extreme striations, or the Athletes to look emaciated. Definition is encouraged, but the overall look must be one of a healthy, toned, feminine look. The way that the physique is displayed is extremely important to include the above rather than displaying the Athlete as a mini physique competitor.
Symmetry and balance, showing equal balance in muscular development and muscle definition in both the top and bottom parts of the Athletes physique, is also important. Stage presence and the overall presentation of the Athletes physique have become extremely important in the toned class, as it will be in the new “Athletic” class. Confidence, poise, skin tone, suit selection and execution of quarter turns will be taken into account and is often, where the standard is high, a determining factor in many Judges eyes.
This discipline will allow judges to assess each individual competitor. Time allocation for each competitor will be 90 seconds (1 ½ minutes ) maximum. Judges are again reminded that however graceful and exciting an individual presentation may be, the most important aspect is the agreed criteria applied to Figure Judging. Competitors should construct their routines to reflect this.
Competitors should strive to achieve their best possible performance. The Five Comparison Poses (double biceps front, side chest, side triceps, rear double biceps showing calf and abdominals and thighs).
In conclusion, this category is the result of many Athletes developing on their bodybuilding journey. Feminine and an athletic healthy appearance, coupled with stage presence will give an Athlete over one that is purely concerned with their level of definition.
Ms Bikini competitors are judged upon their overall beauty, body shape and tone. Each competitor will be introduced individually, enter from the rear side stage and proceed to the rear center of stage. They will then Model walk to the front of the stage, pause turn around and walk to the rear of the stage. At this point each competitor will turn and face the judges, pause briefly then walk to the line up point as directed. Depending on the volume of athletes. Judging will be based on overall symmetry, shape, and proportion, with muscularity having less significance. Stage presence, including poise and grooming, is also important. For the Ms Bikini Models, a soft, rounded look that compliments the style of bikini worn, low muscularity, low conditioning and no visible abs is required. i.e. a typical “Beach Body”. This category is ideal for contestants that have been training for 6-12 months and are interested in their first competition.
Female Beach Bikini Attire Expectations:
Classification within category;
Three disciplines are involved:
* If there are less than 4 athletes in any class the organiser may merge a class into the closest suitable class