Women's Competition Divisions
(see Rules Tab for requirements and scoring criteria)
Women’s Physique is for females who prefer to develop a muscular, yet athletic and aesthetically pleasing physique. Physique athletes will have less mass than in women's bodybuilding; which is not offered in IFBB Physique America. Excessive muscularity and extreme definition are detriments in this division.
Bodyfitness - Figure
In Figure (Bodyfitness) , the competitors are judged on having an overall athletic appearance, taking into account symmetry, muscle tone and shape, with a small amount of body fat, as well as the hair, makeup and individual style of presentation, including personal confidence, poise and grace. Athletes in this division have well-developed physiques but with less muscle mass than the Women's Physique Division.
This division is for women who train and compete to present a well-shaped, fit and healthy appearance. Overall body lines, balance and proportions, body tone and healthy appearance are taken into consideration by the judges. Large muscle mass and a ripped appearance are detrimental to scoring well in Bikini. Physiques will be assessed as to overall body tone with a firm appearance and a decreased amount of body fat but with a “softer” and “smoother” look than in Figure - Bodyfitness. The physique should neither be excessively muscular nor excessively lean and should be free from muscle separation and/or striations.
The Wellness division is for women who wish to present a balanced, symmetrical and athletic physique. Wellness athletes should present a firm physique with a lowered level of muscular mass than Women's Physique division and without striations or intense separation.
In Fit Model, judges will assess the overall appearance of a competitor, including the whole physique. Then, the assessment should take into account: the overall body development and shape; balanced, proportionally and symmetrically developed, complete physique; the condition of the skin and the skin tone; the hair and facial beauty; the athlete’s ability to present herself with confidence, poise and grace and the general impression made by the competitor.
The physique should neither be excessively muscular nor excessively lean. Physiques that are considered too muscular or too lean must be marked down. Figure, bikini and wellness crossover athletes tend to do well in Fit Model.