Women’s Physique showcases qualities such as muscular symmetry, tone, poise, and general aesthetic balance. Contestants are not required to be heavy lifters or extremely muscular, as in Women’s Bodybuilding, just well developed with a visible, well defined musculature. This category features individual routines, mandatory poses, and comparison judging by height class, with the top 5 going on to finals.
The winner of the Women’s Physique Division will head to Las Vegas to compete at Olympia 2020.
2019 OLYMPIA WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE – TOP 5
|3rd||Natalia Abraham Coelho||USA|
|5th||Laura Pintado Chinchilla||Brazil|
212 Bodybuilding is a men’s division created to even the field for heavily muscular athletes who are at or under the requisite height of 5’5 and weigh under 212 pounds. Contestants are judged similar to classic bodybuilding, by size, proportion, symmetry, muscular development, and stage presence during their routine. They pose individually in posing trunks, going through a mandatory set of classic bodybuilding poses.
The winner of the 212 Bodybuilding Division will head to Las Vegas to compete at Olympia 2020.
2019 Olympia 212 Bodybuilding – Top 5
Men’s Physique showcases leaner, more athletic builds than the heavily muscular Classic and 212 divisions. Contestants are judged on muscular development, proportion, waist-to-shoulder ratio, and a low body fat percentage. Contestants pose individually on stage wearing knee-high board shorts, with a formal routine consisting of a front pose and three quarter turns.
The winner of the Men’s Physique Division will head to Las Vegas to compete at Olympia 2020.
2019 Olympia Men’s Physique – Top 5
Figure is a women’s category showcasing graceful presentation, balanced muscular development and feminine form rather than muscle size and mass. Contestants are required to wear a 2 piece bikini and high heels. The competition consists of two rounds, an individual routine of quarter turns followed by selected competitors posing side by side for further comparison.
The winner of the Figure Division will head to Las Vegas to compete at Olympia 2020.
2019 Olympia Figure – Top 5
|4th||Jessica Reyes Padilla||USA|
Classic Physique, the most recent addition to the IFBB Pro categories, is for men with physiques between the lighter athleticism of Men’s Physique and the massive builds of Open Bodybuilding. Contestants are judged for muscular proportion, symmetry, and definition, placing aesthetics and balance over size and sheer mass. The competition involves posing side by side in groups followed by individual routines of 60 seconds, followed by callouts to determine which contestants will pose in the finals round.
The winner of the Classic Physique Division will head to Las Vegas to compete at Olympia 2020.
2019 Olympia Classic Physique – Top 5
Athletes competing in Men’s Bodybuilding train to develop highly muscular physiques. In this category it’s all about maximizing mass, density and distinction between muscles, while maintaining good bodily proportions. The competition begins with individual athletes performing a set of mandatory poses, followed by a 2 to 3 minute individual freestyle posing routine to music of the athletes choice, comparison judging, and a final posedown to music of the promoters choice.
The winner of the Men’s Bodybuilding Division will head to Las Vegas to compete at Olympia 2020.
2019 Olympia Bodybuilding – Top 5
Bikini is a category created for women who do not want to develop the extremely heavy muscled builds found in women’s bodybuilding. Typically featuring the same athletically fit body types as figure but with more freedom for personal presentation, Bikini is the most popular women’s category often compared to “fitness modeling”. Dressed in a 2 piece bikini and high heels, contestants perform an individual routine followed by comparison judging in small groups at the judges discretion.
The winner of the Bikini Division will head to Las Vegas to compete at Olympia 2020.
2019 Olympia Bikini – Top 5