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Figure athletes should display:

  • An overall balance of muscular development which includes rounded delts, sweep to the quads, back depth, and width – emphasis is on balance and symmetry.

  • Small amount of muscle separation.

  • A nice “V” taper.

  • Tight glutes with separation between the hamstring and glute area

  • Balance between the upper and lower body.


Figure athletes should NOT display:

  • Striations or graininess.

  • Muscularity thickness associated with Women’s Physique.

  • Competitors will compete in a two-piece suit. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped. No thongs are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit. All swimsuits must be in good taste.

  • Figure will not have a routine round.

  • Competitors must wear high heels.

  • Competitors may wear jewelry

  • Competitors may crossover into Bikini at the same event.



  • One Class


  • Figure division competitors will be checked in and measured.



  • Competitors will walk to the center of the stage alone and

  • Perform quarter (1/4) turns,

  • Face the judges as directed then proceed to the side of the stage.


Comparison Round – Two Piece Swimsuit:

  • Competitors will be judged wearing a two-piece swimsuit and high heels

  • Competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed to do quarter turns

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

Scoring – Judges will be scoring competitors using the following criteria:

  • Small degree of muscularity with separation, no visible striations

  • Overall muscle tone with shapely lines, overall firmness and not excessively lean

  • Full general assessment

  • Healthy appearance

  • Make-up

  • Skin tone​

If you need help or are unsure of how to execute the above instructions then please take a look at the following video

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