Women’s Physique

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An exciting new division has been created for women that would like to show off their hard earned muscle. The NPC Women’s Physique Division combines grace, beauty and overall muscle definition. This division is ideal for the woman that has too much muscle to be competitive in Figure or Bikini but does not want to gain the amount of muscle needed to move to Women’s BodyBuilding. Here are the specifics…

NPC Women’s Physique Division Rules and Regulations

Each competitor must be a member of the NPC.  You can typically sign up the day of your show (check with the promoter of your specific show for exact details) or you can go here and join  http://www.npcnew


Women’s Physique will be judged on the following criteria: Symmetry, shape, proportion, muscle tone, poise and beauty flow Physique assessment and comparison will take place during prejudging Physique should display all of the above criteria without compromising femininity, beauty/flow of physique, etc. The following are examples of common terms used in the bodybuilding industry.  These words can be helpful to assess what should NOT be descriptive to the physiques being judged in WP: Ripped, shredded, peeled, striated, dry, diced, hard, vascular, grainy, massive, thick, dense, etc. While all types of physiques will be considered when it comes to height, weight, structure, etc. Excessive muscularity should be scored down accordingly.

Women’s Physique should be judged as a standard between women’s figure and women’s bodybuilding.



Individual one minute routine with 10 second warning
Quarter turns
Mandatory posing comparisons/ call-outs

Individual posing routine
Who qualifies for IFBB professional league status Junior USA and Junior Nationals the top two (2) qualify for IFBB professional league status At all other national events including Team Universe, USA, IFBB North American and Nationals, the top three (3) will qualify for ifbb professional league status. The npc wants to set the standard for 2011 at the junior events and therefore only qualifying the top two (2).


Suits worn by WP competitors for prejudging must be a two piece. Suits do not have to be solid in color. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped. No thongs are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit. All suits must be in good taste.
Mandatory poses will be performed with open hand style and include the following poses:

Front double biceps/open hands (no flat footed full front pose – some sort of front twisting pose)

NPC Womens Physique Front Double Bicep

Back double biceps/open hands

NPC Womens Physique Back Double Bicep

Side triceps with leg extended

NPC Womens Physique Side Tricep

Side chest with arms extended

NPC Womens Physique Side Chest

Front ab/thigh

NNPC Womens Physique Front Abdominal and Thigh

Finals routine will be maximum 90 seconds in length, performed to music of athletes choice adhering to rules set forth by the npc. Music containing profanity or explicit language should not be used and may result in routine being cut short.

No props will be used.

No heels may be worn at any time during the competition/judging of WP.


QuaterTurns – Front Pose

NPC Womens Physique Front Pose

NPC Womens Physique Side Pose

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