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WFF Categories

WFF Divisions - Classic Men

All bodybuilding classes

Discipline 1 - Symmetry Round Quarter Turns

Front, back and sides lineup

All competitors will present on stage in numerical order facing the judges. The head judge will call heels together facing the front. A series of quarter turns will follow. Competitors will be viewed from the left side, from the back, from the right side and from the front. Twisting is preferred on the left and right sides. Judging will be based on overall symmetry shape and muscle definition.

This discipline will require judges to evaluate standards of symmetry, proportion, muscular development and condition, posture and general deportment, in a RELAXED State. 

Overall symmetry, muscular development and condition will be preferred to competitors with ´exceptional´ or ´sensational´ development areas which don´t come together in the form of overall symmetry or competitors with an imbalance in their physical make-up.

Competitors should remember this discipline in the first view the judges have of their physiques. By this stage all the serious training is over - so arguably posture and general deportment are the most important items on their list. 


Discipline 2 -  Individual Free Posing Round

Individual Routines

This discipline will afford judges the opportunity to extend their assessment of individual Competitors.

The time allocation for each competitor will be 60 seconds (1 1/2 minutes) max. 

In case of a high quantity of competitors the Chief Judge can decide for 1 minute posing time during the pre-judging.

Judges will be looking for tone, shape and quality of individual and collective muscle groups. Presentation will also be an important consideration, but the main criteria for selection and placing will be symmetry, proportion, muscular development and condition

Discipline 3 - Comparison Round Compulsory Poses

Comparisons 

Arguably the most important discipline of all. Eight compulsory comparisons poses which allow the judges to assess selected competitors against each other. 

Compulsory comparisons poses are as follows:

    1. Abdominals and thighs

      A display which allows judges to assess a competitors overall condition and to establish if he is carrying any surplus.

      This will be evident around the abdominal area, including the obliques, inter-costals and serratus.

      Coupled with the thighs display - which should show separation and striations of the quadriceps - it can be a very effective display.

    2. Front latspread

      One of the best known and most widely used displays in bodybuilding. Judges should look for that much sought- after v-shape.

      They should also be looking for a ´tie-in´ and upper body blend of arms, chest, serratus and deltoids - to compliment the v-shape.

      Judges (and competitors) should be aware that although this pose deals primarily with the ´front lat spread´ attention should be paid to ´positioning´ other parts of the body accordingly - particularly the legs. This applies to all compulsory comparison poses.

    3. Doublebiceps

      This is the pose which - perhaps more than any other- epitomises what bodybuilding is all about! Muscular development... size... power... and strength.

      The association of the biceps with the strong man goes back a long way.

      Look for a fully developed arm (even though it´s a double biceps the triceps should compliment the overall arm shape). But most of all look for well-developed biceps - thick and high-peaked with good shape and separation.

      Look also for the arms that enhance the rest of the physique and produce a balance.

    4. Sidechest

      A full side-chest pose, properly executed, can be very impressive.

      In former days it was one of the hallmarks of a top physique. Nowadays it is looked on as a more integral (but no less important) part of the physique.

      Look for overall thickness and development of the pectorals (major and minor), and a good arch of the rib-cage.

      Again, either side can be displayed.

    5. Sidetriceps

      This is the pose which allows a competitor to display the biggest portion of the upper arm - the triceps.

      Look for sharpness on the horse-shoe of the triceps - a three-headed muscle. 

      Those with exceptional development may even show horizontal striations, and a fullness which begins at the elbow. 

      Display either arm - or both alternately.

    6. Full lat spread (from back showing calf and leg biceps)

      Like its counterpart (the front version) this one should show the v-shape – wide shoulders and a narrow waist.

      Attention should also be paid to thickness of development in upper back area andlumbar region. 

      Watch carefully for any surplus on the lower back and waist areas.

      Competitors should again remember to position other aspects of their physique to produce an overall attractive display.

    7. Double biceps(back)

      Properly executed this can be one of the most impressive poses in bodybuilding. 

      Those who possess thickness, shape and highly developed muscular separation will stand out immediately. 

      These are the main requirements and they must also include the lumbar region.

      Particular emphasis must be placed on the peaks of the biceps, forearms, triceps an the three heads of the deltoids.

    8. Most muscular(front)

      This is the final pose of the comparison discipline - the ´clincher & the crowd-pleaser.

      Competitors should be more concerned with pleasing the judges though. They can do this if they are in good sharp overall physical condition.

      The most muscular (or trap-over) provides an opportunity to show the muscle-mass of arms, chest and shoulder areas.

      But don´t forget to look at the legs as well.


WFF Mens Novice

Never placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any Contest of any Federation

Classification within category:
  • Over 1.72m
  • Under 1.72m

WFF Masters Over 50

Date of birth 50 and over on the day of the show.

WFF Open Classes

Men Fitness Performance Athletic Superbody Extreme
Over 1.79 m < 80 kg 80 -85 kg 85 - 90 kg 90 - 95 kg > 95 kg
1.72 m - 1.79 m < 75 kg 75 - 80 kg 80 - 85 kg 85 - 90 kg > 90 kg
1.65 m - 1.72 m < 70 kg 70 - 75 kg 75 - 80 kg 80 - 85 kg > 85 kg
Under 1.65 m < 65 kg 65 - 70 kg 70 - 75 kg 75 - 80 kg > 80kg

Three disciplines are involved:


WFF Sportmodel

Competitors will be judged on their masculine style, marketability and stage presence. Male Sports Models will also be judged on their ability to display their own unique character, style and self-confidence.

Male Fitness Models will be expected to show off their physical attributes that project a fit and healthy lifestyle; A LEAN, well-proportioned, toned and athletic looking body is the look that is wanted. Posing…hands OPEN NO BODYBUILDING POSES.

Competition attire will consist of square cut spandex style swim shorts as the choice for Male Sports Model contestants. (NO board shorts, swimming trunks or boxers/briefs) The current Men WFF SPORTS"MODEL" category is judged over two rounds Sports- theme and swimwear speedo or European style posing briefs for men

The current Men WFF SPORTSMODEL category is judged over two rounds Sports- theme and swimwear ( speedo or European style posing briefs for men)

Classification within category;

  • Junior - Under 24 years
  • Short - <= 1.72 m
  • Tall - > 1.72 m
  • Senior - Over 30+ years

JUDGING

Athletes are reminded that extreme muscularity will be marked down.

  1. Each athlete is introduced individually by number, name and country by MC and proceeds to follow a T Model walk on stage and creates a line at the rear of the stage.
  2. Each Class is then introduced as a group onstage, in numerical order in a single line or two rows, depending on the volume of athletes.
  3. In numerical order, each group is directed to the centre-stage area facing the judges to perform the four quarter turns.
  4. Quarter Turn Right b.Quarter Turn Rear c.Quarter Turn Right d.Quarter Turn Front
  5. On completion of the quarter turns the group is reformed and directed to modelcat-walk front and rear of stage for further judging comparison.
  6. The line-up is further required to perform a circle or parade around the stage before final placings are awarded.
  7. A pose down (no bodybuilding poses) is called to allow time for judging sheets to be collated.
  8. Top three in each class are announced and requested to stand at rear of stage, the remaining athletes in the group are presented with commemorative medal and exit stage in a parade around the stage.
  9. Top three athletes in each class are then awarded and the winner is requested to remain at the rear of stage for Overall.
  10. The winners of the 4 Classes are then judged together for the Overall(Pro-line)

WFF Bermuda Model

To complement the existing WFF Miss Bikini models, a new category WFF BERMUDA "MODEL" ( Board shorts to knee ) is aimed at men who prefer to develop a less bulky, yet aesthetically pleasing physique.

The BERMUDA MODEL category is intended for competitors with slightly bigger muscularity than accepted in the Men's Sportsmodel category.

The attire (board shorts) will conform to the following criteria: Competitors will wear Bermuda style boardshorts, the shorts will cover the whole upper leg, down to the upper point of the knee, the colour and fabric of the shorts is at the 
competitor’s discr.

Lycra tights, Speedo briefs or bike-shorts are prohibited and will be disqualified.

The Head Judge, or a delegated official may disqualify a competitor if attire does not meet the criteria established.

The model should neither be excessively muscular nor excessively lean and should be free from deep muscle separation and/or sharp striations as required in bodybuilding.Physiques that are considered too big, toomuscular, too hard, too dry or too lean will be marked down.Judges should be reminded that this isnot a bodybuilding contest rather a MODEL category.

Classification within category;

  • Junior - Under 24 years
  • Short - <= 1.72 m
  • Tall - > 1.72 m
  • Senior - Over 30+ years

JUDGING

Athletes are reminded that extreme muscularity and definition will be marked down.

  1. Each athlete is introduced individually by number, name and countryby MC and proceeds to follow a T Model walk on stage and creates a line at the rear of the stage Refer attached)
  2. Each Class is then introduced as a group onstage, in numerical orderin a single line or two rows, depending on the volume ofathletes.
  3. In numerical order, each group is directed to the centre-stage areafacing the judges to perform the four quarterturns.
    1. Quarter Turn (Right)
    2. Quarter Turn (Rear)
    3. Quarter Turn (Left)
    4. Quarter Turn (Front)
  4. On completion of the quarter turns the group is reformed and directed to model cat-walk front and rear of stage for further judging comparison. etion5. The line-up is further required to perform a circleor parade around the stage before final placings are awarded.
  5. A posedown is called to allow time for judging sheets to be collated.
  6. Top three in each class are announced and requested to stand at rear of stage, the remaining athletes in the group are presented with commemorative medal and exit stage in a parade around the stage.
  7. Top three athletes in each class are then awarded and the winner is requested to remain at the rear of stage forOverall.
  8. The winners of the 4 Classes are then judged together for the Overall

WFF Divisions - Classic Women

All bodybuilding classes

Discipline 1 - Free Posing Routine

Individual Routines


Each competitor will perform a 60 second routine to music to display her figure, physical conditioning and overall presentation. Theatrical Props may be used. The emphasis must be on feminine shape and proportion, whilst retaining a “trained look” and low body fat levels, but not carrying development to an extreme that could be classed as unfeminine. It should not have the degree of development, definition, separation or striation of the female Physique competitor.

Elegance, femininity and poise are essential as is skin tone and artistic presentation. The overall appeal and entertainment value will be considered in the judging process.

This discipline will allow judges to assess each individual competitor.

Time allocation for each competitor will be 90 seconds (1 1/2 minutes) max.

Prejudging posing-time can be reduced to one minute in case of high quantity of competitors.

Competitors are reminded that however graceful and exciting there individual presentation may be, the most important aspect is the agreed criteria applied to figure judging.

Competitors should construct their routines to reflect this.

Discipline 2 - Symmetry Round Quarter Turns

Front, back and sides lineup

All competitors will present on stage in numerical order facing the judges. The head judge will call heels together facing the front. A series of quarter turns will follow. Competitors will be viewed from the left side, from the back, from the right side and from the front. Twisting is preferred on the left and right sides. Judging will be based on overall symmetry shape and muscle definition.

This discipline begins with competitors facing the judges ´front- on´, knees and ankles together.

After an appropriate time lapse the Chief Judge will instruct competitors to make a quarter turn to the right - the first of four such turn (through 360°) which will allow judges to assess the competitors left side, back and right hand side before returning to the ´front-on´ position facing the judges.

Discipline 3 - Comparison Round Compulsory Poses 

Comparisons 

All competitors will execute the nominated pose simultaneously. All posing is performed with open hands with high heel shoes. The judges will be looking for overall conditioning of the muscles on display. Arguably the most important discipline of all. Five compulsory comparisons poses which allow the judges to assess selected competitors against each other. 

Compulsory comparisons poses are as follows:

    1. Double biceps (Front)

      To emphasise overall upper body condition. Hands to remain open (unclenched) during display.

      Remember to retain a ´good´ legs position.

    2. Sidechest

      Display any side to show upper body and chest condition and development.

    3. Sidetriceps

      Display any side to show upper arm and shoulder condition.

    4. Rear double biceps showing calf

      To emphasise overall back and arms conditions. Also calf display.

      Full lat spread (from back showing calf and leg biceps)

    5. Abdominals and thighs

      To display overall body condition and contour.

       NOTE: Hands to remain ´open´ during all comparisons poses. Also during individual routines.

 

WFF Junior Bodybuilding under 24 years


WFF Ladies 45+ Bodybuilding

Date of birth 45 and over on the day of the show.


WFF Open Class

Women Fitness Performance Athletic Superbody Extreme
Over 1.63 m < 50 kg 50 - 55 kg 55 - 60 kg 60 - 65 kg > 65 kg
Up to 1.63 m < 45 kg 45 - 50 kg 50 - 55 kg 55 - 60 kg > 60 kg

The criteria in the 4 WFF Women's Open Classes (Fitness, Performance, Athletic) differ from the WFF Women's Open Class Extreme Physique in that symmetry, shape & proportion attract more significance than muscularity & size. Bone structure and genetics are of paramount importance plus a firm, toned, "Feminine" physique is called for although there should be some degree of Muscularity & Muscular Separation. Stage Presentation takes an increased importance in these classes as poise and confidence enhance the feminine athletes appeal, a quality over quantity distinction; for want of a better description the old-school or golden age of bodybuilding look.

Three disciplines are involved:


WFF Ladies Aerobic Fitness

Each competitor will present a 90 second routine choreographed to music, demonstrating all aspects of fitness. The judges will be looking for strength and elegance, flexibility and poise. Above all the routine should be entertaining, props may be used. Demonstrations of athletic ability, gymnastics and fitness endurance are preferred. The personal theme and entertainment factor will be a major consideration.

Demonstrations of athletic ability, gymnastics and fitness endurance are preferred. The personal theme and entertainment factor will be a major consideration.

Two disciplines are involved:

  1. Front, Back and Sides Line-up (4 quarter turns)
  2. Individual Routines (90sec routine of choice)

WFF Ladies Sportsmodel

The Total package of the Sports Model Class should display an athletic level of development presenting a balanced, symmetrical developed figure, considering the condition of the skin and the skin tone, with the ability to present confidence, poise and grace.

Judging criteria will be for a Sports Model Figure and not “physique” or “trained” Figure category. Muscularity, vascular, muscular definition and/ordiet leanness will not beconsidered acceptable. Competitors will be assessed as to the level of overall tone, achieved through athletic endeavours.  

Each competitor will enter from the rear side stage (Note: builders outfit, policeman etc is not considered Sports attire and will be marked down) proceed to the middle of the stage. They will then Model walk to the front of the stage, turn around and walk to the rear of the stage. At this point each competitor will turn and face the judges, pause briefly then walk to the line up point as directed. When all competitors are on stage in the line up, the judges may call comparisons. Judges will be looking for a fit and shapely body. Emphasis will be on femininity(Ms Fitness), confidence and grace. The winner must be photogenic and epitomize the ideal fitness industry representative.

The figure should have a round and firm appearance with small amount of body fat. Competitors cannot be excessively muscular and should be free from deep muscle separation and/or striations.

Classification within category;

  • Junior - Under 24 years
  • Short - <= 1.63 m
  • Tall - > 1.63 m
  • Senior - Over 30+ years

Three disciplines are involved:

  1. Front, Back and Sides Line-up (4 quarterturns)
  2. Individual Ramp Walk
  3. Comparisons

WFF Bikini Model

Ms Bikini is NOT a beauty pageant or modelling contest. Competitors are judged upon their overall beauty, body shape and tone. Each competitor will be introduced individually, enter from the rear side stage and proceed to the rear centre of stage. They will then Model walk to the front of the stage, pause turn around and walk to the rear of the stage. At this point each competitor will turn and face the judges, pause briefly then walk to the line up point as directed. Depending on the volume of athletes. Judging will be based on overall symmetry, shape, and proportion, with muscularity having less significance. Stage presence, including poise and grooming, is also important. For the Ms Bikini Models, a soft, rounded look that compliments the style of bikini worn, low muscularity, low conditioning and no visible abs is required. i.e. a typical "Beach Body". This category is ideal for contestants that have been training for 6-12 months and are interested in their first competition. 

Female Beach Bikini Attire Expectations:

  • Two piece bikini, in any colour pattern or style that best compliments the athletes physique (Thong style, G-string or any other two piece is allowed)
  • Attention is focused on beauty of face, figure, physical fitness, and the confidence with which each contestant carries herself.
  • Any shoes with heels (stiletto’s, platformsetc.)

Classification within category;

  • Junior - Under 24 years
  • Short - <= 1.63 m
  • Tall - > 1.63 m
  • Senior - Over 30+ years

Three disciplines are involved:

  1. Front, Back and Sides Line-up (4 quarter turns)
  2. Individual Routines (ramp walk, routine of choice)
  3. Comparisons


*TEAMS CHOSEN TO QUALIFY FOR WFF UNIVERSE or WORLDS.

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