NPC WOMEN'S PHYSIQUE RULES
NPC 2023 ALOHA MUSCLE
WOMEN'S PHYSIQUE Information
Novice, Open Master, & Open Divisions
Crossovers are available
Sanctioned by the NPC [National Physique Comittee]
Date: Friday, September 15, 2023
Location: Sheraton Waikiki Hawaii Ballroom
Each competitor must be a member of the NPC.
Please read 'Rules & Regulations' page for important competitor information
Promoters can choose to have one height class, two height classes, three height classes or four height classes.
CONTESTS WITH TWO HEIGHT CLASSES:
Up to & including 5’6”
CONTESTS WITH THREE HEIGHT CLASSES:
Up to & including 5’4”
Over 5’4” up to including 5’6”
CONTESTS WITH FOUR HEIGHT CLASSES:
Up to & including 5’2”
Over 5’2” up to including 5’4”
Over 5’4” up to including 5’6”
Aloha muscle WOMEN'S PHYSIQUE DIVISIONS:
Women’s Novice Physique Division: (Novice means, you never placed 1st in any previous novice division).
ONE CLASS ONLY
Women’s Open Master Physique Division (National Qualifier 35+):
ONE CLASS ONLY
Women’s Open Physique Division (National Qualifier):
SHORT CLASS: Up to and including 5’6”
TALL CLASS: Over 5’6”
Women Physique Division competitors will be checked in and height checked like figure and bikini competitors
Symmetry, shape, proportion, muscle tone, poise and beauty flow
Physique assessment and comparison will take place during prejudging
Women’s Physique Division has been created to give a platform for women who enjoy weight training, competing, contest preparation. Competitors should display a toned, athletic physique showcasing femininity, muscle tone, beauty/flow of physique.
The following are examples of common terms used in the bodybuilding industry. These words can be helpful to assess what should not be descriptive to the physiques being judged in women’s physique:
Ripped, shredded, peeled, striated, dry, diced, hard, vascular, grainy, massive, thick, dense, etc.
While all types of physiques will be considered when it comes to height, weight, structure, etc. Excessive muscularity should be scored down accordingly.
Women’s physique competitors should have the overall aesthetics and look that is found in figure with a little more overall muscularity.
Individual routine with 10 second warning up to one minute in time.
Mandatory posing comparisons/ callouts
Individual posing routine
If you need help or are unsure of how to execute the above instructions then please take a look at the videos on npcnewsonline.com
Front double biceps/open hands (no flat footed full front pose – some sort of front twisting pose)
Back double biceps/open hands
Side triceps with leg extended
Side chest with arms extended
*Finals routine will be maximum 60 seconds in length, performed to music of athletes choice adhering to rules set forth by the NPC. Music containing profanity or explicit language should not be used and may result in routine being cut short.
* No props will be used.
* No heels may be worn at any time during the competition/judging of women’s physique
*Suits worn by women’s physique competitors for prejudging must be a two-piece. Suits do not have to be solid in color. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped. No thongs are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off-the-rack suit. All suits must be in good taste. Take a look at our recent NPC contest galleries for examples of approved swimsuits and styles.
NATIONAL LEVEL CONTESTS
NPC Junior USA Championships
NPC Junior National Championships
NPC Masters Nationals Championships
NPC USA Championships
NPC Team Universe Championships
IFBB North American Championships
NPC National Championships
Who Qualifies for Bikini National Level Competitions:
Competitors that place in the top five (5) in each class at national qualifying contests are qualified for the Jr USA, Jr Nationals, Team Universe and North American Championships. Competitors that place in the top three at a national qualifying contest are eligible for the USA and Nationals.
One-year qualification for the top five (5) places in each class at national-level contests previously listed.
ENTRY INFORMATION – the following must be provided with your entry:
NPC contest that you entered
Date of your contest
Your height class and final placing
*** You will be allowed ONLY 1 person backstage (competitors can purchase 1 coaches’ pass for $100 during your online registration). Coaches’ pass includes backstage entry for both prejudging and the night show and free entry to watch prejudging. The night-show is NOT INCLUDED, so if you have a coaches’ pass, you will still need to purchase a seat for the night-show if you want entry. In addition, who ever you choose to be backstage with you will need to purchase an NPC card from npcnewsonline.com for liability purposes.
*** READ GENERAL INFORMATION page for important competitor information.
*** Must fill out online application (no manual applications allowed). If you are having problems with the online registration contact Rey @ 808.781.1133.