N.G.A. Mid-Atlantic Physique Rules Event Rules
Effective January 1, 2013

All Mid-Atlantic Physique contestants must possess a current N.G.A. card, which is good for one year and should be purchased on the day of the event at the competition check-in. If N.G.A. card is purchased through the N.G.A. website or at an event outside of the Mid-Atlantic region, the contestant must make sure that they obtain and present written proof that they have a current N.G.A. card (failure to have this will necessitate purchasing another card prior to competing at the event). All contestants must take and pass the event polygraph drug test, or present the NGA Polygraph Form from an NGA event that occurred within 90 days of the current event. Mens Physique competitors will now pose to house music that will be chosen solely at the discretion of the promoter to be played during the Night Show presentation (see below). Womens Physique competitors will perform a posing routine, and hence, will need to supply their own 60 second music CD (see Womens Physique Division Finals) 

Mens Physique Standards and Rules

Muscularity and Body Condition - 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 should be marked down. 

Stage Presence and Personality - Contestants will be asked to walk in board shorts (shorts must be just above the knee in length and can be one inch below the belly button, no spandex and no logos are permitted on the board shorts however a manufacturers logo such as Nike symbol or Billabongs are acceptable.) Competitors will enter the stage without a shirt and barefoot. No lewd acts allowed for example the moon pose. Judges are looking for the contestant with the best stage presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience. 

Presentation - Competitors will walk to the center of the stage alone and perform front and back turns with optional pose of hand on hip or hand in pocket, finishing facing the judges as directed then proceed to the side of the stage.

Comparison Round - The competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed to do turns. Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in the group turns. 

Presentation - Competitors will be introduced by the MC and then will walk to the center of the rear stage, and then walk forward to the "X" on the stage and perform front and back turns with optional pose of hand on hip or hand in pocket, upon finishing face the judges, and then exit the stage. 

Womens Physique Standards and Rules

 Judging Criteria
We ARE looking for:
Muscle Tone

Physique comparisons will take place during prejudging. Women's Physique Division is for women who enjoy weight lifting and competing. Athletes should display a tone, athletic physique showcasing femininity and muscle tone.

What's NOT being looked for in women physique are:

All types of physiques will be considered when it comes down to height, weight, structure, etc striations and excessive muscularity will be scored down accordingly. 

Quarter turns
Mandatory posing comparisons and callouts:
Front double biceps/open hands, no flat footed full front pose-front twisting pose
Back double bicep/open hands
Side chest with arms extended
Side triceps with leg extended
Front abs /thigh

Individual posing routine:
Finals routine will be a maximum 60 seconds in length, performed to music of the athlete's choice following the rules set forth by the NGA. Music containing profanity or explicit language will not be allowed and may result in being disqualified from contest. Therefore, the Womens Physique competitor, like the Mens and Womens Bodybuilders are responsible to provide a CD of the their posing music (Audio tape only, No I-tunes, or MP3, or other formats, and their homemade CD must be finalized, or it will only play on the deck that it was made on. Please make sure that you try your music CD out on several other decks prior to the event day to make sure that the CD will actually play on decks other than the one you made it on. Also, please prepare a CD with no other music on it (other than your posing music). 

Suits worn by women's physique athletes for prejudging must be a two piece. Suits do not need to be a solid color the bottom of the suit must be v-shaped absolutely no thongs are permitted. All suits must be in good taste. No heels may be worn or props will be used at any time during competition/judging of women's physique. 

Promoters can choose how many height classes or one. 

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