Natural Bodz Asia Pacific Men’s Physique Class

We launched the Men’s Physique Class at the 2015 Asia Pacific Event. This popular class provides another option for competitors to present themselves in an aesthetic stage presentation wearing board shorts and conducting a simple T-walk and quarter turns. The Physique class is taking the world by storm and in many other events this class out numbers any other category! We saw it fitting to introduce this category to provide those aspiring physique athletes the opportunity to take part in our international event and have access to the exciting opportuntities that all the other competitors have through our other classes.

Mens Physique Category Overview

This new category is for men who want to display their upper bodies in a classic, symmetry, beach body form. Competitors wear traditional knee high board shorts while presenting themselves on stage in both individual walk and class line-ups. The judging will be based equally upon upper body symmetry, size, muscle conditioning and stage presentation. Their may be 2-3 height classes determined after the final registrations are in. Plus there will be a novice class and a Junior Class within this category to allow all competitors equal footing in the event.

Mens Physique Qualifying Criteria

Any natural athlete is welcome to compete in the Asia Pacific event regardless of competitive experience. 

Mens Physique Divisions:

The Mens Physique category will be broken in to the following divisions: 

  • Newcomers Division:– NEW in 2017
    This division is targeted to those who are entering their first Physique competition or those that are within their first 12 months of competing. The division may be split into height or age classes based on competitor numbers.
  • Junior (22 years and under as at 1st Jan) 
  • Novice (has not previously won this division or the Open division )
  • Open (Short/Tall)

All divisions may be split further by height classes (ie.short, medium, tall) subject to final competitor numbers which will be known after the Official Registration. Competitors will be advised at the competitor briefing date and time TBA.

Competitors can enter in to more than one division ( ie. Junior and Open or Novice and Open etc..) if they desire, subject to the division age and applicable entry fees.

Judging Criteria for Mens Physique

Contestants will perform either a T-walk or a spot light walk  individually to the center of the stage in bare feet, do two half turns, posture and pose and then walk off to the opposite side of the stage. All competitors in each class will then return as a group for quarter turns and comparisons as requested by the judges. Competitors may be split into groups of 5-10 for comparisons to ensure the judges can assess each competitor against the competition.

Stage Presence for Physique Category

Stage presence is an essential part of the judging consideration. Competitor body condition should be lean and muscular but not overly striated and dehydrated. Board shorts should be standard knee high, loose fitting style as available in any men’s clothing store. Designs must be standard no sponsor logos. Main manufacturer brand logos are permitted e.g Nike, Quicksilver,etc. No personal sponsor logos.

All contestants will be equally and fairly judged within their division and classes. This will include the individual ‘T’ or Spotlight Walk on stage and the in group line-up for quarter turns and mandatory & freestyle posing. Judges will be looking for fit contestants who display proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition. This is not a bodybuilding contest so extreme muscularity will be marked down. The head judge will call for your best front pose, side pose or back pose when judging the line ups. These poses should reflect flowing lines and aesthetics, hence reflecting a great overall “Physique”. 

Judges Scoring for Mens Physique Category

The Mens Physique Category judging criteria is based upon four, equally scored categories:

Symmetry 30%

Muscle Mass 30%

Conditioning 30%

Stage_Appearance 10%

Apparell For Physique Category

Contestants must wear a board short with the length no lower than 2 inches above the knees. Any patterns, colors and styles are acceptable but no SPONSOR branding or advertising can be displayed. Competitors must bring their board shorts to the event registration for inspection. 

Questions relating to the Mens Physique Category 

Please forward any questions relating to the Asia Pacific Mens Physique Category to  
We are here to help you bring your best condition and look to the stage so feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Mens Physique Category Media Exposure

Mens Physique competitors are welcome and encouraged to take part in the  Natural Bodz Magazine Media Day on the Registration day. 
This is where Natural Bodz shoots for potential Cover Models, Feature Star Profile athletes. Hence this is your opportunity to gain both National and International Media exposure. 
Mens Physique competitors are advised to bring a variety of apparell, including board shorts, gym shorts, and any small props, dumbells, bands etc for the professional Media Day Shoot.



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