Contest Rules

Men and Women Bodybuilding
Women Physique
Men Beach Body
Men Classic Bodybuilding
Women Figure
Women Beach Body
Men Physique
Women Bikini

NC Mega Muscle Bodybuilding Rules

Bodybuilding Contest Rules for Mega Muscle

  • Competitors will perform a mandatory 30 second routine without music for Prejudging, and then perform up to a 90 second routine for the Evening Finals. Posing music will only be used at the Evening Finals.
  • Competitors must provide 2 CDs with up to 90 seconds maximum and only one song per cd allowed.
  • No profanity or vulgar music allowed and will result in the routine being stopped and the competitor disqualified.
  • Any competitor performing the Moon Pose will be disqualified.
  • All competitors will compete in a solid color posing suit with No additional adornments, No thongs are permitted.
  • Men competitors will compete in posing trunks and Women competitors will compete in a two piece suit with No additional adornments and No jewelry is allowed.
  • Women competitors may wear suits with adornments and jewelry is allowed to be worn in the evening finals.
  • Competitors must wear their number on the left side of the posing suit bottom during the competition.
Men Teenage Classes (Two Classes)
Ages: 13 to 16 and 17 to 19
Men Masters Classes (Three Classes)
Ages: 50+, 40 to 49 and 35 to 39
Men Novice and Junior Weight Classes
Under 175lbs – Lightweight
175lbs and over – Heavyweight
Men Open Weight Classes
Under 165lbs – Lightweight
165lbs to under 185lbs – Middleweight
185lbs to under 200bs – Light-Heavyweight
200lbs and over – Heavyweight
Women Novice Class
One class
Women Open Weight Classes
Under 115lbs – Lightweight
115lbs to under 130lbs – Middleweight
130lbs and over – Heavyweight
Women Masters Classes (Two Classes)
Ages: 50+ and 40 to 49

Check-Ins

Bodybuilder Competitors will be checked in and weighted

Competition Judging / Pre-Judging

  • The competitors will be brought out on stage in a group
  • Then will be directed to do relaxed and mandatory poses
  • Competitors perform a 30 second routine without music
  • Judges will compare competitors against each other in the relaxed and mandatory posing.

Relaxed Poses

  • Competitor will stand flat footed and heels together.
  • Arms at the sides
  • No twisting your head must be aligned in the same direction as your feet.

Mandatory Poses

  • Front Double Bicep
  • Front Lat Spread
  • Side Chest
  • Side Tricep
  • Rear Double Bicep
  • Rear Lat Spread
  • Abdominals with one thigh flexed
  • Most Muscular – Men ONLY

Finals

The competitor will perform up to a 90 second routine, performed to music of the competitor’s choice, but must adhere to the rules stated above. No props allowed.

Scoring

Judges criteria for scoring the competitors:

Muscularity and Body Condition

  • Well defined muscles (visible muscle fibers and vascularity)
  • Low body fat
  • Muscle Size and Shape
  • Muscle Definition and Separation
  • Symmetry and Proportion

Stage Presence and Personality

  • Stage Presence
  • Overall Presentation

NC Mega Muscle Classic Bodybuilding Rules

Classic Bodybuilding is all about symmetry, balance and proportion. Every muscle complements the other in seamless harmony. No part over-shadows the others!! Words like “freakiest and massive” to describe a physique is replaced with “symmetrical, well-proportioned” and “aesthetically pleasing”.

Competitors are required to wear “Black Classic Posing Swim Suit”. Beach body or board shorts are NOT ALLOWED. See this link for an example; www.andreascahling.com/classic-posing-swim-suit.aspx

Classic Bodybuilding (3) Classes Classic Bodybuilding (2) Classes Classic Bodybuilding (3) Classes Classic Bodybuilding (2) Classes
Class A
Up to & including 5’ 4” – Up to & including 150lbs
Over 5’ 4” to 5’ 6” – Up to & including 165lbs
Class A
Up to & including 5’ 8” – Up to & including 180lbs
Class B
Over 5’ 6” to 5’ 8” – Up to & including 180lbs
Over 5’ 8” to 5’ 10” – Up to & including 195lbs
Class B
Over 5’ 8” – Over 180lbs
Class C
Over 5’ 10” to 6’ – Up to & including 210lbs
Over 6’ to 6’ 2” – Up to & including 225lbs
Over 6’ 2” – Up to & including 260lbs

At the discretion of the promoter, the division may be split into more or less classes.

Check-Ins

Bodybuilder Competitors will be checked in, measured and weighed.

Competition Judging Criteria / Pre-Judging

  • The competitors will be brought out on stage in a group
  • Then will be directed to do relaxed and mandatory poses
  • Competitors perform a 30 second routine without music (at the discretion of the promoter & head Judge)
  • Judges will compare competitors against each other in the relaxed and mandatory posing.

Relaxed Poses

  • Competitor will stand flat footed and heels together.
  • Arms at the sides
  • No twisting your head must be aligned in the same direction as your feet.

Mandatory Poses

  • Front Double Bicep
  • Front Lat Spread
  • Side Chest
  • Side Tricep
  • Rear Double Bicep
  • Rear Lat Spread
  • Abdominals with one thigh flexed
  • Favorite Classic Pose (EXCLUDE Most Muscular & Vacuum)

Judging Criteria

  • Conditioning: Emphasis is placed on symmetry rather than size and EXTREME conditioning!!! It is not a priority to be striated. The judges will be looking for leanness with muscle separation.
  • Symmetry: Structural Harmony!! The ideal physique will display an aesthetically proportioned muscular “X” frame silhouette, highlighted with a small waist.
  • Presentation: Judges will be looking for the effectiveness of the competitor to display his assets, smooth transitions of mandatory poses and stage presence. Judges will also consider, evenness of skin tone, color and overall grooming.

Finals

The competitor will perform up to a 60 second routine, performed to music of the competitor’s choice, but must adhere to the rules stated above. No props allowed.

NC Mega Muscle Men Physique RulesMen's Physique Contest Rules

  • Competitors will perform a mandatory 30 second routine without music for Prejudging, and then perform up to a 90 second routine for the Evening Finals. Posing music will only be used at the Evening Finals.
  • Competitors must provide 2 CDs with up to 90 seconds maximum and only one song per cd allowed.
  • No profanity or vulgar music allowed and will result in the routine being stopped and the competitor disqualified.
  • Any competitor performing the Moon Pose will be disqualified.
  • Competitor will compete in Board Shorts. Shorts must be just above the knee and can be up to one inch below the navel. No spandex or logos are permitted on the shorts, however a manufacturer’s logo such as Nike or Billabongs symbols are acceptable. Competitors must wear their number on the left side of the posing suit bottom during the competition.
Men Open Physique Classes
5’7” and under – Short
Over 5’7” – Tall
Men Masters Physiques Class
Age: 40+

At the discretion of the promoter, the Physique competition may be split into as many classes as needed.

Check-Ins

Physique Competitors will be checked in and measured

Competition Judging

Comparison Round

  • Competitors will be judged wearing Board Shorts.
  • The competitors will be brought out on stage in a group
  • Then will be directed to do quarter turns
  • Judges will compare competitors against each other in the quarter turns.

Presentation Round

Competitors will walk onstage alone and perform their “T” walk;

  • Walk to the center of the stage, stop and face the judges, then perform the quarter turns with an optional pose of hand on hip or hand in pocket.
  • Then walk stage left, stop and do the quarter turns
  • Then walk stage right, stop and do the quarter turns
  • Walk back to center stage, stop and face the judges
  • Then proceed to the side of the stage.

Scoring

Judges criteria for scoring the competitors:

Muscularity and Body Condition

  • Judges will be looking for the competitor who displays proper symmetry and shape combined with muscularity and overall condition.
  • Extreme muscularity will be marked down.
  • Stage Presence and Personality

Judges are looking for the competitor with the best stage presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.

NC Mega Muscle Women Physique Rules

  • Competitors will perform a mandatory 30 second routine without music for Prejudging, and then perform up to a 90 second routine for the Evening Finals. Posing music will only be used at the Evening Finals.
  • Competitors must provide 2 CDs with up to 90 seconds maximum and only one song per cd allowed.
  • No profanity or vulgar music allowed and will result in the routine being stopped and the competitor disqualified.
  • Any competitor performing the Moon Pose will be disqualified.
  • Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit and all suits must be in good taste. No thongs are permitted.
  • Competitor will compete in a two piece suit and suits do not have to be solid color.
  • Competitors may wear jewelry. No heels are to be worn at any time during the competition.
  • Competitors must wear their number on the left side of the posing suit bottom during the competition.
Women Open Physique Classes
5’5” and under – Short
Over 5’5” – Tall
Women Masters Physique Class
Ages: 40+

At the discretion of the promoter, the Physique competition may be split into as many classes as needed.

Check-Ins

Physique Competitors will be checked in and measured

Competition Judging / Pre-Judging

  • Competitors will be judged wearing a two piece suit
  • The competitors will be brought out on stage in a group
  • Then will be directed to do quarter turns and mandatory poses
  • Mandatory posing will be performed with relaxed hands
  • Competitors perform a 30 second routine without music
  • Judges will compare competitors against each other in the quarter turns and mandatory posing

Mandatory Poses

  • Front double bicep with relaxed hands
  • Back double bicep with relaxed hands
  • Side triceps with leg extended
  • Side chest with arms extended
  • Front abs

Finals

The competitor will perform up to a 90 second routine, performed to music of the competitor’s choice, but must adhere to the rules stated above. No props allowed.

Scoring

The Women Physique division is a standard between women bodybuilding and women figure.  Judges criteria for scoring the competitors:

  • Symmetry, proportion, shape, muscle tone, poise, beauty and flow of the physique
  • Muscularity with separation without compromising femininity
  • The Physique can NOT be ripped, shredded, hard or vascular. Excessive muscularity will be scored down accordingly.

NC Mega Muscle Women Figure Rules

  • Competitors will perform a mandatory 30 second routine without music for Prejudging, and then perform up to a 90 second routine for the Evening Finals. Posing music will only be used at the Evening Finals.
  • Competitors must provide 2 CDs with up to 90 seconds maximum and only one song per cd allowed.
  • No profanity or vulgar music allowed and will result in the routine being stopped and the competitor disqualified.
  • Any competitor performing the Moon Pose will be disqualified.
  • Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit and all suits must be in good taste. No thongs are permitted.
  • Competitor will compete in a two piece suit and must wear high heels, and may wear jewelry.
  • Competitors must wear their number on the left side of the posing suit bottom during the competition.
Women Open Figure Classes
5’4” and under – Short
Over 5’4″ to 5’6″ – Medium
Over 5’6” – Tall
Women Masters Figure Classes
Ages: 50+, 40 to 49 and 35 to 39

At the discretion of the promoter, the figure competition may be split into as many classes as needed.

Check-Ins

Figure Competitors will be checked in and measured

Competition Judging

Comparison Round

  • Competitors will be judged wearing a two piece suit and heels.
  • The competitors will be brought out on stage in a group
  • Then will be directed to do quarter turns
  • Judges will compare competitors against each other in the quarter turns.

Presentation Round

  • Competitors will walk onstage alone and perform their model “T” walk;
  • Walk to the center of the stage, stop and face the judges before starting the model turns
  • Then walk stage left, stop and do the model turns
  • Then walk stage right, stop and do the model turns
  • Walk back to center stage, stop and face the judges
  • Then proceed to the side of the stage.

Scoring

Judges criteria for scoring the competitors:

  • Balance, symmetry, small degree of muscularity with separation, No visible striations
  • Overall Appearance including:
  • Muscle tone, overall firmness and NOT excessively lean
  • Healthy appearance
  • Poise and personality
  • Make-up and Skin tone

NC Mega Muscle Women Bikini Rules

  • Competitors will perform a mandatory 30 second routine without music for Prejudging, and then perform up to a 90 second routine for the Evening Finals. Posing music will only be used at the Evening Finals.
  • Competitors must provide 2 CDs with up to 90 seconds maximum and only one song per cd allowed.
  • No profanity or vulgar music allowed and will result in the routine being stopped and the competitor disqualified.
  • Any competitor performing the Moon Pose will be disqualified.
  • Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit and all suits must be in good taste. No thongs are permitted.
  • Competitor will compete in a two piece suit, must wear high heels, and may wear jewelry.
  • Competitors must wear their number on the left side of the posing suit bottom during the competition.
Women Open Bikini
5’4” and under – Short
Over 5’4″ to 5’6″ – Medium
Over 5’6” – Tall
Women Master Bikini
Age: 40 to 49 and 35 to 39

At the discretion of the promoter, the Bikini competition may be split into as many classes as needed.

Check-Ins

Bikini Competitors will be checked in and measured

Competition Judging

Comparison Round

  • Competitors will be judged wearing a two piece suit and heels.
  • The competitors will be brought out on stage in a group
  • Then will be directed to do a full Front and Back stance
  • Judges will compare competitors against each other. Front and Back half turns, No quarter turns.

Presentation Round

  • Competitors will walk onstage alone and perform their model “T” walk;
  • Walk to the center of the stage, stop and do a front stance
  • Then walk stage left, stop and do a front stance, then a full turn and do a back stance
  • Then walk stage right, stop and do a front stance, then a full turn and do a back stance
  • Walk back to center stage, stop and do a Back stance. Do another full turn and face the judges
  • Then proceed to the side of the stage.

Scoring

Judges criteria for scoring the competitors:

  • Balance, shape and symmetry
  • Overall Appearance including:
  • Complexion
  • Skin tone
  • Poise and personality
  • Overall presentation

NC Mega Muscle Men Beach Body Rules

  • Criteria for Male Competitors (Morning and Evening)
  • Men competitors will wear shorts or any type that falls at least midway between the quads.
  • Competitors should be lean, fit and muscular, but do not possess the muscularity, leanness or vascularity required for the bodybuilding and physique divisions.

Height Classes

Same as Physique

Competition Judging

Round 1: (Morning and Evening)

Presentation:

  • Individual model walk (No props are allowed in the morning show)
  • Judges will have the opportunity to score each competitor individually during their model walk.
  • Competitors are only allowed to have props during their model walk for the evening show!

Round 2: (Morning and Evening)

The contestants will be brought out on stage in a group for quarter turns only!
Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other

Scoring

Judges will score competitors using the following criteria:

  • Muscularity
  • Symmetry
  • Proportion/balance
  • Overall physical appearance including
  • Complexion
  • Poise
  • Overall presentation

NC Mega Muscle Women Beach Body Rules

Figure Contest Rules for Mega Muscle

  • Criteria for Female Competitors (Morning and Evening)
  • Competitors will compete in a two-piece swimsuit.
  • Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit. All swimsuits must be in good taste. (No thongs, glitter or sequence are allowed)
  • No high heels. Competitor will compete in bare feet.
  • No jewelry (small earrings and wedding bands are allowed)
  • The contestants should have shape to their muscles but not size, definition or vascularity as in bodybuilding and physique. If these are present the contestant will be scored down.

Height Classes

Same as Figure, Bikini and Physique

Competition Judging

Round 1: (Morning and Evening)

Presentation:

  • Individual “T” walk (No props for the morning show)
  • Judges will have the opportunity to critique each competitor individually during their “T” walk.
  • Competitors are only allowed to have props during their “T” walk for the evening show!

Round 2: (Morning and Evening)

  • The competitors will be brought back out on stage in a group for quarter turns only!
  • Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other.

Scoring

Judges will score competitors using the following criteria:

  • Firmness
  • Symmetry
  • Proportion
  • Overall physical appearance including
  • Complexion
  • Poise
  • Overall presentation