NC Mega Muscle Bodybuilding Rules

 

Competitors will perform a 30 second routine (at the discretion of the promoter & head Judge) without music for Prejudging, and then perform up to a 60 second routine for the Evening Finals. Posing music will only be used at the Evening Finals.

Competitors must provide 2 CDs with up to 60 seconds maximum and only one song per cd allowed.

No profanity or vulgar music allowed and will result in the routine being stopped and the competitor disqualified.

Any competitor performing the Moon Pose will be disqualified.

All competitors will compete in a solid color posing suit with No additional adornments, No thongs are permitted.

Men competitors will compete in posing trunks and Women competitors will compete in a two-piece suit with No additional adornments and No jewelry is allowed.

Women competitors may wear suits with adornments and jewelry is allowed to be worn in the evening finals.

Competitors must wear their number on the left side of the posing suit bottom during the competition.

 

Men Teenage Classes                                                         Men Masters Classes

Ages: 13 to 16 and 17 to 19                                               Ages: 60+, 50 to 59 and 40 to 49

 

Men Novice and Junior Weight Classes                          Men Open Weight Classes

Under 175lbs – Lightweight                                               Under 145 Bantamweight

175lbs and over – Heavyweight                                        145 to under 165lbs – Lightweight

                                                                                             165lbs to under 185lbs – Middleweight

                                                                                             185lbs to under 200bs – Light-Heavyweight

                                                                                             200lbs and over – Heavyweight

 

Women Novice Class                                                         Women Open Weight Classes

One class                                                                             Under 115lbs - Lightweight

                                                                                             115lbs to under 130lbs – Middleweight

Women Masters Classes                                                    130lbs and over – Heavyweight

Ages: 50+ and 40 to 49

At the discretion of the promoter, the division may be split into more or less classes.

 

Check-ins

Bodybuilder Competitors will be checked in and weighed.

 

Competition Judging

Pre-judging

  • The competitors will be brought out on stage in a group.

  • Then will be directed to do relaxed and mandatory poses.

  • Competitors perform a 30 second routine without music (at the discretion of the promoter & head Judge).

  • Judges will compare competitors against each other in the relaxed and mandatory posing.

 

Relaxed Poses

  • Competitor will stand flat footed and heels together.

  • Arms at the sides.

  • No twisting your head must be aligned in the same direction as your feet.

 

Mandatory Poses

  • Front Double Bicep

  • Front Lat Spread

  • Side Chest

  • Side Tricep

  • Rear Double Bicep

  • Rear Lat Spread

  • Abdominals with one thigh flexed

  • Most Muscular – Men ONLY

 

NC Mega Muscle Bodybuilding Rules - continued

 

Finals

The competitor will perform up to a 60 second routine, performed

to music of the competitor’s choice, but must adhere to the rules

stated above. No props allowed.

 

Scoring

Judges criteria for scoring the competitors:

Muscularity and Body Condition

  • Well defined muscles (visible muscle fibers and vascularity)

  • Low body fat

  • Muscle Size and Shape

  • Muscle Definition and Separation

  • Symmetry and Proportion

Stage Presence and Personality

  • Stage Presence

  • Overall Presentation.

NC Mega Muscle Classic Bodybuilding Rules

 

Classic Bodybuilding is all about symmetry, balance and proportion. Every muscle complements the other in seamless harmony. No part over-shadows the others!!  Words like "freakiest and massive" to describe a physique is replaced with “symmetrical, well-proportioned” and "aesthetically pleasing”.

Competitors are required to wear “Black Classic Posing Swim Suit”. Beach body or board shorts are NOT ALLOWED. See this link for an example; http://sycompetitionsuits.com/products/mens-classic-physique-trunks

 

Classic Bodybuilding (3) Classes                                                               Classic Bodybuilding (2) Classes                              

Class A                                                                                                         Class A

Up to & including 5’ 4” – Up to & including 150lbs                                 Up to & including 5’ 8” – Up to & including 180lbs

Over 5’ 4” to 5’ 6” – Up to & including 165lbs

Class B                                                                                                          Class B

Over 5’ 6” to 5’ 8” – Up to & including 180lbs                                          Over 5’ 8” – Over 180lbs

Over 5’ 8” to 5’ 10” – Up to & including 195lbs

Class C

Over 5’ 10” to 6’ – Up to & including 210lbs

Over 6’ to 6’ 2” – Up to & including 225lbs

Over 6’ 2” – Up to & including 260lbs

 

At the discretion of the promoter, the division may be split into more or less classes.

 

Check-ins

Bodybuilder Competitors will be checked in, measured and weighed.

 

Competition Judging Criteria

Pre-judging

  • The competitors will be brought out on stage in a group.

  • Then will be directed to do relaxed and mandatory poses.

  • Competitors perform a 30 second routine without music (at the discretion of the promoter & head Judge).

  • Judges will compare competitors against each other in the relaxed and mandatory posing.

 

Relaxed Poses

  • Competitor will stand flat footed and heels together.

  • Arms at the sides.

  • No twisting your head must be aligned in the same direction as your feet.

 

Mandatory Poses

 

  • Front Double Bicep

  • Front Lat Spread

  • Side Chest

  • Side Tricep

  • Rear Double Bicep

  • Rear Lat Spread

  • Abdominals with one thigh flexed

  • Favorite Classic Pose (EXCLUDE Most Muscular & Vacuum)

Judging Criteria

Conditioning: Emphasis is placed on symmetry rather than size and EXTREME

conditioning!!! It is not a priority to be striated. The judges will be looking for

leanness with muscle separation.

Symmetry: Structural Harmony!! The ideal physique will display an aesthetically

proportioned muscular “X” frame silhouette, highlighted with a small waist.

Presentation: Judges will be looking for the effectiveness of the competitor to

display his assets, smooth transitions of mandatory poses and stage presence.

Judges will also consider, evenness of skin tone, color and overall grooming.

Finals: The competitor will perform up to a 60 second routine, performed to music

of the competitor’s choice, but must adhere to the rules stated above. No props allowed.

NC Mega Muscle Men Physique Rules

 

Competitors will perform a mandatory 30 second routine without music for Prejudging, and then perform up to a 60 second routine for the Evening Finals. Posing music will only be used at the Evening Finals.

Competitors must provide 2 CDs with up to 60 seconds maximum and only one song per cd allowed.

No profanity or vulgar music allowed and will result in the routine being stopped and the competitor disqualified.

Any competitor performing the Moon Pose will be disqualified.

Competitor will compete in Board Shorts. Shorts must be just above the knee and can be up to one inch below the navel. No spandex or logos are permitted on the shorts, however a manufacturer’s logo such as Nike or Billabongs symbols are acceptable. Competitors must wear their number on the left side of the posing suit bottom during the competition.

 

Men Open Physique Classes                                            

Class A                                                                   Men Master Physique (One Class) Held at Promoters discretion

5’7” and under                                                    

Class B                                                                    Men Novice Physique (One Class) Held at Promoters discretion

Over 5’7” to 5’10”                                              

Class C                                                                    Men Teen Physique (One Class) Held at Promoters discretion

Over 5’10”                                                              19 and under

 

At the discretion of the promoter, the Physique competition may be split into more or less classes

 

Check-ins

Physique Competitors will be checked in and measured.

 

Competition Judging

Comparison Round

  • Competitors will be judged wearing Board Shorts.

  • The competitors will be brought out on stage in a group.

  • Then will be directed to do quarter turns.

  • Judges will compare competitors against each other in the quarter turns.

 

Presentation Round

Competitors will walk onstage alone and perform their “T” walk;

  • Walk to the center of the stage, stop and face the judges, then perform

       the quarter turns with an optional pose of hand on hip or hand in pocket.

  • Then walk stage left, stop and do the quarter turns.

  • Then walk stage right, stop and do the quarter turns.

  • Walk back to center stage, stop and face the judges.

  • Then proceed to the side of the stage.

 

Scoring

Judges criteria for scoring the competitors:

Muscularity and Body Condition

  • Judges will be looking for the competitor who displays proper symmetry

       and shape combined with muscularity and overall condition. Extreme muscularity

       will be marked down.

Stage Presence and Personality

  • Judges are looking for the competitor with the best stage presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.

NC Mega Muscle Women Physique Rules

 

Competitors will perform a mandatory 30 second routine without music for Prejudging, and then perform up to a 60 second routine for the Evening Finals. Posing music will only be used at the Evening Finals.

Competitors must provide 2 CDs with up to 60 seconds maximum and only one song per cd allowed.

No profanity or vulgar music allowed and will result in the routine being stopped and the competitor disqualified.

Any competitor performing the Moon Pose will be disqualified.

Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit and all suits must be in good taste. No thongs are permitted.

Competitor will compete in a two-piece suit and suits do not have to be solid color.

Competitors may wear jewelry. No heels are to be worn at any time during the competition.

Competitors must wear their number on the left side of the posing suit bottom during the competition.

 

Women Open Physique Classes                                      

Class A                                                                                   Women Master Physique (One Class) Held at Promoters discretion

5’5” and under                                                                    

Class B                                                                                   Women Novice Physique (One Class) Held at Promoters discretion

Over 5’5”                                                                              

                                                                                               

 At the discretion of the promoter, the division may be split into more or less classes.

 

Check-ins

Physique Competitors will be checked in and measured.

 

Competition Judging

Pre-judging

  • Competitors will be judged wearing a two-piece suit.

  • The competitors will be brought out on stage in a group.

  • Then will be directed to do quarter turns and mandatory poses.

  • Mandatory posing will be performed with relaxed hands.

  • Competitors perform a 30 second routine without music (at the

       discretion of the promoter & head Judge).

  • Judges will compare competitors against each other in the quarter

       turns and mandatory posing.

 

Mandatory Poses

  • Front double bicep with relaxed hands.

  • Back double bicep with relaxed hands.

  • Side triceps with leg extended.

  • Side chest with arms extended.

  • Front abs.

 

Finals

The competitor will perform up to a 60 second routine, performed to music

of the competitor’s choice, but must adhere to the rules stated above.

No props allowed.

 

Scoring

The Women Physique division is a standard between women bodybuilding and

women figure.

Judges criteria for scoring the competitors:

Symmetry, proportion, shape, muscle tone, poise, beauty and flow of the physique.

Muscularity with separation without compromising femininity.

The Physique can NOT be ripped, shredded, hard or vascular. Excessive muscularity will be scored down accordingly.

NC Mega Muscle Women Figure Rules

 

Competitors will perform a mandatory 30 second routine without music for Prejudging, and then perform up to a 60 second routine for the Evening Finals. Posing music will only be used at the Evening Finals.

Competitors must provide 2 CDs with up to 60 seconds maximum and only one song per cd allowed.

No profanity or vulgar music allowed and will result in the routine being stopped and the competitor disqualified.

Any competitor performing the Moon Pose will be disqualified.

Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit and all suits must be in good taste. No thongs are permitted.

Competitor will compete in a two-piece suit and must wear high heels, and may wear jewelry.

Competitors must wear their number on the left side of the posing suit bottom during the competition.

 

Women Open Figure Classes                                                            Women Masters Figure Classes

3 – Classes                                     2 – Classes                                    Ages: 50+, 40 to 49 and 35 to 39

Class A                                           Class A                                          

5’4” and under – Short                 5’ 5” & under                                Women Novice Figure (One Class)

Class B                                           Class B                                           Held at Promoters discretion

Over 5’4” -5’6” – Medium            Over 5’ 5”                                     

Class C                                                                                                   Women Teen Figure (One Class)

Over 5’6” – Tall                                                                                     19 and under Held at Promoters discretion

                                                                                               

At the discretion of the promoter, the division may be split into more or less classes.

 

Check-ins

Figure Competitors will be checked in and measured.

 

Competition Judging

Comparison Round

  • Competitors will be judged wearing a two-piece suit

       and heels.

  • The competitors will be brought out on stage in a group.

  • Then will be directed to do quarter turns.

  • Judges will compare competitors against each other in the

       quarter turns.

 

Presentation Round

Competitors will walk onstage alone and perform their model “T” walk;

  • Walk to the center of the stage, stop and face the judges before

       starting the model turns.

  • Then walk stage left, stop and do the model turns.

  • Then walk stage right, stop and do the model turns.

  • Walk back to center stage, stop and face the judges.

  • Then proceed to the side of the stage.

 

Scoring

Judges criteria for scoring the competitors:

Balance, symmetry, small degree of muscularity with separation, No visible striations.

Overall Appearance including:

  • Muscle tone, overall firmness and NOT excessively lean.

  • Healthy appearance.

  • Poise and personality.

  • Make-up and Skin tone.

NC Mega Muscle Women Bikini Rules

 

Competitors will perform a mandatory 30 second routine without music for Prejudging, and then perform up to a 60 second routine for the Evening Finals. Posing music will only be used at the Evening Finals.

Competitors must provide 2 CDs with up to 60 seconds maximum and only one song per cd allowed.

No profanity or vulgar music allowed and will result in the routine being stopped and the competitor disqualified.

Any competitor performing the Moon Pose will be disqualified.

Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit and all suits must be in good taste. No thongs are permitted.

Competitor will compete in a two piece suit, must wear high heels, and may wear jewelry.

Competitors must wear their number on the left side of the posing suit bottom during the competition.

 

Women Open Bikini                                                                            Women Master Bikini (Two Classes)

3 – Classes                                     2 – Classes                                     40+ and 35 to 39

Class A                                           Class A                                          

5’4” and under – Short                 5’ 5” & under                                Women Novice Bikini (One Class)

Class B                                           Class B                                           Held at Promoters discretion

Over 5’4” -5’6” – Medium           Over 5’ 5”                                     

Class C                                                                                                   Women Teen Bikini (One Class)

Over 5’6” – Tall                                                                                      19 and under Held at Promoters discretion

                                                                                                               

At the discretion of the promoter, the division may be split into more or less classes.

 

Check-ins

Bikini Competitors will be checked in and measured.

 

Competition Judging

Comparison Round

  • Competitors will be judged wearing a two-piece suit and heels.

  • The competitors will be brought out on stage in a group.

  • Then will be directed to do a full Front and Back stance.

  • Judges will compare competitors against each other. Front and

       Back half turns, No quarter turns.

 

Presentation Round

Competitors will walk onstage alone and perform their model “T” walk;

  • Walk to the center of the stage, stop and do a front stance.

  • Then walk stage left, stop and do a front stance, then a full turn and do

       a back stance.

  • Then walk stage right, stop and do a front stance, then a full turn and do

       a back stance.

  • Walk back to center stage, stop and do a Back stance. Do another full

       turn and face the judges.

  • Then proceed to the side of the stage.

 

Scoring

Judges criteria for scoring the competitors:

Balance, shape and symmetry.

Overall Appearance including:

  • Complexion

  • Skin tone

  • Poise and personality

  • Overall presentation

NC Mega Muscle Men’s Beach Body Rules

 

Competitors should be lean, fit and muscular, but do not possess the muscularity, leanness or vascularity required for the bodybuilding and physique divisions.

 

Height Classes

Same as Physique

 

Competition Judging

Men competitors will wear shorts or any type that falls at least midway between the quads.

 

Round 1: (Morning and Evening)

Presentation:

  • Individual model walk (No props are allowed in the morning show).

  • Judges will have the opportunity to score each

       competitor individually during their model walk.

  • Competitors are only allowed to have props during

       their model walk for the evening show!

 

Round 2: (Morning and Evening)

  • The contestants will be brought out on stage in a

       group for quarter turns only!

  • Judges will have the opportunity to compare

       competitors against each other.

 

Scoring:
Judges will score competitors using the following criteria:

  • Muscularity

  • Symmetry

  • Proportion/balance

  • Complexion

  • Poise

  • Overall appearance and presentation.

NC Mega Muscle Women Beach Body Rules

 

Criteria for Female Competitors (Morning and Evening)

  • Competitors will compete in a two-piece swimsuit.

  • Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit. All swimsuits must be in good taste. No thongs, glitter or sequence are allowed.

  • No high heels. Competitor will compete in bare feet.

  • No jewelry, small earrings and wedding bands are allowed.

 

The contestants should have shape to their muscles but not size, definition or vascularity as in bodybuilding and physique. If these are present, the contestant will be scored down.

 

Height Classes

Same as Figure, Bikini and Physique.

 

Competition Judging

Round 1: (Morning and Evening)

Presentation:

  • Individual “T” walk (No props for the morning show).

  • Judges will have the opportunity to critique each competitor

       individually during their “T” walk.

 

Competitors are only allowed to have props during their “T”

walk for the evening show!

 

Round 2: (Morning and Evening)

  • The competitors will be brought back out on stage in a

       group for quarter turns only!

  • Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors

       against each other.

 

Scoring:
Judges will score competitors using the following criteria:

  • Firmness

  • Symmetry

  • Proportion

  • Complexion

  • Poise

  • Overall physical appearance and presentation.

NC Mega Muscle Champion of Champions Rules

 

Qualifications for Champion of Champions:
 
Any competitor (Male Bodybuilding, Physique, Female Figure or Bikini) that has placed top 3 in their divisions in the following events: Mega Muscle Expo, GK Classic Championships or B&S Bodybuilding Championships will automatically qualify.

One must requalify at any one of the events mentioned above if they have not competed within the 2 year eligibility period.

There must be a minimum of 3 competitors in any Champion of Champions class to win full value of cash prize. Otherwise cash prizes value is at the discretion of the promoter.

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