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Men’s Bodybuilding

NPC MEN’S BODYBUILDING RULES AND REGULATIONS

SOURCE: NPC NEW ONLINE (http://npcnewsonline.com/npc-bodybuilding-competitor-rules/)

Each competitor must be a member of the NPC.

POSING SUITS

All suit bottoms must be V-shaped, no thongs are permitted.
Suits worn by male competitors at the prejudging and finals must be plain in color with no fringe, wording, sparkle or fluorescents.
Suits worn by female competitors at the Prejudging must be two-piece and plain in color with no fringe, wording, sparkle or fluorescents.
Suites worn by female competitors at the Finals must be two-piece but may include a printed design with fringes, lace, sparkle or fluorescents that are in good taste.
All Prejudging suits will be checked at the morning check-in.
Competitors are not permitted to alter the fit of the posing suit by hiking it up in the back or by pulling up the sides during Front and Rear Lat Spreads.
POSING MUSIC

Posing music will be used at the Finals only with the exception of Mixed Pairs competitors who will use music at both the Prejudging and the Finals.
Posing music must be on a cassette tape or CD and must be the only music on the tape or CD.
Posing music must be on Side A and should be cued to the start of the music.
Posing music must not contain vulgar lyrics. Competitors using music containing vulgar lyrics will be disqualified.
ONSTAGE

During the Prejudging male and female competitors are not permitted to wear any jewelry onstage other than a wedding band. Decorative pieces in the hair are not permitted.
During the Finals female competitors are permitted to wear earrings.
No glasses, props or gum are permitted onstage.
Any competitor doing the “Moon Pose” will be disqualified.
Lying on the floor is prohibited.
Bumping and shoving is prohibited. First and second persons involved will be disqualified.
Competitors numbers will be worn on the left side of the suit bottom.
BACKSTAGE

The only people permitted in the backstage area are competitors, expediters and NPC officials.
COMPETITORS HEALTH

Any competitor who appears to be disoriented, light-headed or experiences undue cramping will not be permitted to compete.
Any competitor disqualified for health reasons must be checked by the attending EMT and, if it is advised by the EMT, must go to the nearest hospital for evaluation.
Competitors who refuse to be evaluated by the EMT or at the hospital will be suspended from competition for a period of one year from the date of the occurrence.
WEIGHT CLASSES

Male Competitors (All contests that are pro qualifiers)

Bantamweight – up to 143 ¼ lb
Lightweight – Over 143 ¼ up to 154 ¼
Middleweight – Over 154 ¼ up to 176 ¼
Light-Heavyweight – Over 176 ¼ up to 198 ¼
Heavyweight – Over 198 ¼ up to 225 ¼
Super Heavyweight – Over 225 ¼
Male Welterweight Class for USA and National Championships

Bantamweight: 143-1/4 lbs. & under
Lightweight: over 143-1/4 lbs. to & including 154-1/4 lbs
* Welterweight over 154-1/4 lbs. to & including 165-1/4 lbs
Middleweight: over 165-1/4 lbs. up to & including 176-1/4 lbs
Light-Heavyweight: over 176-1/4 lbs. up to & including 198-1/4 lbs
Heavyweight: over 198-1/4 lbs up to & including 225-1/4
Super Heavyweight: over 225-1/4
*The Welterweight is optional at local, regional and national qualifying contests.

Male Weight Classes

2 Classes

Lightweight – up to and including 176-1/4
Heavyweight – Over 176-1/4
3 Classes

Lightweight – up to and including 165-1/4
Middleweight – over 165-1/4 up to and including 187-1/4
Heavyweight – over 187-1/4
4 Classes

Lightweight – up to and including 154-1/4
Middleweight – over 154-1/4 up to and including 176-1/4
Light-Heavyweight – over 176-1/4 up to and including 198-1/4
Heavyweight – over 198-1/4
5 Classes

Bantamweight – up to and including 143-1/4
Lightweight – over 143-1/4 up to and including 154-1/4
Middleweight – over 154-1/4 up to and including 176-1/4
Light-Heavyweight – over 176-1/4 up to and including 198-/14
Heavyweight – over 198-1/4
6 Classes

Bantamweight – up to and including 143-1/4
Lightweight – over 143-1/4 up to and including 154-1/4
Middleweight – over 154-1/4 up to and including 176-1/4
Light-Heavyweight – over 176-1/4 up to and including 198-1/4
Heavyweight – over 198-1/4 up to and including 225-1/4
Super Heavyweight – over 225-1/4

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