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Weight Divisions
 
MEN'S DIVISIONS
BODYBUILDING
  • Teenage:  Athlete 16 years or over who has not reached his 20th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • True Novice:  Athlete that has never competed in a NPC show – FIRST TIME COMPETITOR.  (5 places in each weight class and Overall).

Lightweight......Up to & including 176.25

Heavyweight......Over 176.25

  • Masters 35 & over:  Athlete who has reached his 35th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • Masters 40 & over:  Athlete who has reached his 40th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  (5 places in each weight class and Overall).

Lightweight......Up to & including 176.25

Heavyweight......Over 176.25

  • Grand Masters 50 & over:  Athlete who has reached his 50th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • Grand Masters 60 & over:  Athlete who has reached his 60th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • Novice Men:  Athlete who has never won their weight or height in a Novice class. (5 places in each weight class and Overall).​​

Lightweight......Up to & including 165.25

Middleweight......Over 165.25 up  to & including 187.25

Heavyweight......Over 187.25

  • Open Men:  Any athlete over the age of 16.  (An athlete who has won the overall title in a contest may not compete in a lower level contest in the same area or district as the contest he or she won.) (5 places in each weight class & Overall).

Bantamweight......Up to & including 143.25

Lightweight......Over 143.25 up to & including 154.25

Welterweight......Over 154.25 up to & including 165.25

Middleweight......Over 165.25 up to & including 176.25       

Light Heavyweight......Over 176.25 up to & including 198.25

Heavyweight.....Over 198.25 up to & including 225.25

Super Heavyweight......Over 225.25

CLASSIC PHYSIQUE

  • True Novice: Athlete that has never competed in an NPC show - FIRST TIME COMPETITOR. (5 places)

  • Novice: Athlete who has never won their height/weight class. (5 places)

  • Masters 35 & over:  Athlete who has reached his 35th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).           

  • Open Men:  Any athlete over the age of 16.  (An athlete who has won the overall title in a contest may not compete in a lower level contest in the same area or district as the contest he or she won.)  (5 places in each height/weight class and Overall).

A CLASS......Up to & including 5’7”

B CLASS......Over 5’7” & including 5'10"

C CLASS......Over 5'10"

2017 NPC MEN’S CLASSIC PHYSIQUE UPDATE

After reviewing the number of competitors entered during our first year of Men’s Classic Physique, the numbers grew exponentially as the year progressed to the point that we have decided to add an additional height class to the IFBB North American Championships and the NPC National Championships for Open Men’s Classic Physique.  This is mandatory for both of these competitions. 

All other NPC national competitions and regional and state contests will have the option to offer 4 height classes or to stay with the 2 or 3 height classes they are currently using.

  •  DIVISION  “A” (UP TO AND INCLUDING 5 ’7” )​

    • Up to and including 5’ 4”......Up to and including 160 lbs.

    • Over 5’ 4”, up to and including 5’ 5”......Up to and including 165 lbs.

    • Over 5’ 5”, up to and including 5’ 6”......Up to and including 170 lbs.

    • Over 5’ 6”, up to and including 5’ 7”......Up to and including 175 lbs.

  •  DIVISION “B” (OVER 5’ 7” UP TO AND INCLUDING  5’ 10”)

    • Over 5’ 7”, up to and including 5’ 8”......Up to and including 182 lbs.

    • Over 5’ 8”, up to and including 5’ 9”......Up to and including 190 lbs.

    • Over 5’ 9”, up to and including 5’ 10”......Up to and including 197 lbs.

  • DIVISION “C” (OVER 5’ 10”)

    • Over 5’ 10”, up to and 5’11”......Up to and including 205 lbs.

    • Over 5’ 11”, up to and including 6’0”......Up to and including 212 lbs.

    • Over 6'0", up to and including 6'1"......Up to and including 220 lbs.

    • Over 6'1", Up to and Including 6'2"......Up to and Including 230 lbs.

    • Over 6'2", Up to and Including 6'3"......Up to and Including 237 lbs.

    • Over 6'3", Up to and Including 6'4"......Up to and Including 245 lbs.

    • Over 6'4", Up to and Including 6'5"......Up to and Including 252 lbs.

    • Over 6'5", Up to and Including 6'6"......Up to and Including 260 lbs.

    • Over 6'6", Up to and Including 6'7"......Up to and Including 267 lbs.

    • Over 6'7"......Up to and Including 275 lbs.

The Judging is scored 100% and will consist of comparisons of the quarter turns and the following four mandatory poses:

  • Front Double Biceps

  • Side Chest

  • Back Double Biceps

  • Abdominals and Thighs

  • Favorite Classic Pose (No Most Muscular)

 

The Finals will consist of:

  • Posing routine (up to a maximum of 45 seconds)

  • Confirmation round (if necessary)

  • Pose down (overall title only)

 

PHYSIQUE

  • Teenage:  Athlete 16 years or over who has not reached his 20th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • True Novice:  Athlete that has never competed in a NPC show – FIRST TIME COMPETITOR. ONE CLASS (5     places).

  • Masters 35 & over:  Athlete who has reached his 35th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • Masters 40 & over:  Athlete who has reached his 40th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • Masters 50 & over:  Athlete who has reached his 50th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • Novice:  Athlete who has never won their height class.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • Open Men:  Any Athlete over the age of 16.  (An athlete who has won the overall title in a contest may not compete in a lower level contest in the same area or district as the contest he or she won.) (5 places in each height class - overall trophy).

A CLASS......Up to & including 5’7”   

B CLASS......Over 5’7” up to & including 5’10”

C CLASS......Over 5’10”

 

Uniform Division:  Any athlete that is active military, police, firefighter or rescue worker.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

*Bodybuilding, Classic Physique or Physique

Collegiate Division:  Any athlete that is currently enrolled in school with a valid student ID.  ONE CLASS (5 places). 

*Bodybuilding, Classic Physique or Physique

 

Mr. Central Alabama:  Any athlete over 16 who lives in Birmingham.  ONE CLASS (5 places). 

*Bodybuilding, Classic Physique or Physique

 

ALL CLASSES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON PARTICIPATION

 
WOMEN'S DIVISIONS

 FIGURE

  • Teenage:  Athlete 16 years or over who has not reached her 20th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • True Novice: Athlete that has never competed in a NPC show – FIRST TIME COMPETITOR.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • Masters 35 & over: Athlete who has reached her 35th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).   

  • Masters 40 & over: Athlete who has reached her 40th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).   

  • Masters 50 & over: Athlete who has reached her 50th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).   

  • Novice:  Athlete who has never won their height class. ONE CLASS (5 places). 

  • Open:  Any Athlete over the age of 16.  (An athlete who has won the overall title in a contest may not compete in a lower level contest in the same area or district as the contest he or she won.)  (5 places in each height class – overall trophy & championship ring).  

A CLASS......Up to & including 5’2”

B CLASS......Over 5’2” up to & including 5’4”

C CLASS......Over 5’4” up to & including 5'6"

D CLASS......Over 5’6” 

BIKINI

  • Teenage:  Athlete 16 years or over who has not reached her 20th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • True Novice: Athlete that has never competed in a NPC show – FIRST TIME COMPETITOR.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • Masters 35 & over: Athlete who has reached her 35th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).   

  • Masters 40 & over: Athlete who has reached her 40th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).   

  • Masters 50 & over: Athlete who has reached her 50th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places). 

  • Novice:  Athlete who has never won their height class. ONE CLASS (5 places). 

  • Open:  Any Athlete over the age of 16.  (An athlete who has won the overall title in a contest may not compete in a lower level contest in the same area or district as the contest he or she won.)  (5 places in each height class – overall trophy).  

A CLASS......Up to & including 5’2”

B CLASS......Over 5’2” up to & including 5’4”

C CLASS......Over 5’4” up to & including 5’6”

D CLASS......Over 5’6”

PHYSIQUE

  • Teenage:  Athlete 16 years or over who has not reached her 20th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • True Novice: Athlete that has never competed in a NPC show – FIRST TIME COMPETITOR.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • Masters 35 & over: Athlete who has reached her 35th birthday by August 10th, 2019.  ONE CLASS (5 places).   

  • Novice:  Athlete who has never won their height class. ONE CLASS (5 places).

  • Open:  Any Athlete over the age of 16.  (An athlete who has won the overall title in a contest may not compete in a lower level contest in the same area or district as the contest he or she won.)  ONE CLASS (5 places).

BODYBUILDING

  • Any female over 16. ONE CLASS (5 places)

Uniform Division:  Any athlete that is active military, police, firefighter or rescue worker.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

*Bikini, Figure, Physique, or Bodybuilding

Collegiate Division:  Any athlete that is currently enrolled in school with a valid student ID.  ONE CLASS (5 places).

*Bikini, Figure, Physique, or Bodybuilding

Ms. Central Alabama:  Any athlete over 16 years old who lives in Birmingham.  ONE CLASS (5 places). 

*Bikini, Figure, Physique, or Bodybuilding

 

ALL CLASSES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON PARTICIPATION

Some Important Notes:

  • CROSSOVERS:  NPC Classic Physique Athletes will be allowed to crossover and compete in additional divisions.  This way you can choose where you fit best.  Crossovers to bodybuilding will do routine in both divisions.

  • Qualifying For NPC National Contests:  In order to compete at a National contest in 2019, for the Jr USA and Jr Nationals, an athlete must have competed in any NPC Contest. For all other Nationals shows including the Universe, Teen Collegiate Masters, USA, North American and Nationals an athlete must have competed in a NPC Classic Physique event. No other qualifications are required.

  •  Qualifying For IFBB Pro Status:  The top two in each height class at all National contests will qualify for pro status

 
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Last Updated 07/21/19