NPC MEMBERSHIP

Each competitor must be a member of the NPC.

HEIGHT & WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS

2018 NPC MEN’S CLASSIC PHYSIQUE UPDATE.

After reviewing the large number of competitors it was decided to increase the weight in each class by five pounds. 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. Here are the breakdowns for the different height classes starting with 4 height classes.

DIVISION A

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’ 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”, up to and including 5” 11”Up to and including 205 lbs
Over 5’ 11”, up to and including 6’ 0”Up to and including 212 lbs

DIVISION D

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

 Competition Breakdown For Three Classes: 

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 including 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”

·      Over 6’ 2”, up to and including 6’ 3”

·      Over 6’3”, up to and including 6’ 4”

Up to and Including 230 lbs

Up to and Including 237 lbs

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
·        

Competition Breakdown For Two Classes: 

DIVISION “A” (UP TO AND INCLUDING  5’ 9”)
·      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
 ·      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
  
DIVISION “B” (OVER 5’ 9”)
  
·      Over 5’ 9”, up to and including 5’ 10”Up to and Including 197 lbs
·      Over 5’ 10”, up to and including 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

 

MANDATORY POSES

The Judging is scored 100% and will consist of comparisons of the quarter turns and the following “5” mandatory poses:

  • Front Double Biceps
  • Side Chest
  • Back Double Biceps
  • Abdominal and Thighs
  • Favorite Classic Pose (Not Most Muscular)

JUDGING FINALS

The Finals will consist of:

  1. Posing Routine (up to maximum of 60 seconds) (No Gymnastics Moves are Allowed)
  2. Confirmation round (if necessary)
  3. Posedown (overall title only)

COMPETITION WEAR

Competitors are required to wear posing shorts. You are “NOT” to wear board shorts or Bodybuilding posing trunks. We have provided an image of the NPC Competition Classic Physique shorts below. Competitors are required to wear the same type of cut and all shorts that are worn in competition must be black.

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NPC CLASSIC PHYSIQUE COMPETITION WEAR!

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CROSSOVERS

NPC Classic Physique Athletes will be allowed to crossover and compete in additional divisions. This way you can choose where you currently fit the best.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifying For NPC National Contests

Beginning January 1, 2018 athletes must place top 2 in an open class at a national qualifier to be qualified for any national show. All athletes that qualified in 2017 for a National contest are eligible to compete in a national contest in 2018. Also, athletes that place in 3rd, 4th or 5th place at the USA or Nationals are also qualified for one year.

Qualifying For IFBB Pro Status

The top two in each height class at all National contests will qualify for pro status.

VIDEO TUTORIALS

CLASSIC PHYSIQUE POSING VIDEO TUTORIAL

We will be adding additional classic physique posing videos throughout the year to help you make sure that your posing is on point.

NPC Men’s Classic Physique Posing Tutorial With IFBB/NPC Head Judge Steve Weinberger

IFBB Men’s Classic Physique Posing Tutorial With IFBB/NPC Head Judge Steve Weinberger

 

THE 5 MANDATORY POSES

IFBB PRO VICTOR PRISK POSING TIPS

NPC CONTEST SCHEDULE

The NPC has contests all over the United States. Take a look at the schedule below for a NPC contest in your area.

 

January 10, 2019

I am very happy to announce that the 2019 NPC Contest Season will be the biggest and best ever. If you are a United States Citizen you have the ability to qualify to compete for IFBB Professional League status in the following (10) events.

  • 2019 NPC Arnold Amateur (Columbus, Ohio)
  • 2019 NPC Junior USA Championships (Charleston, South Carolina)
  • 2019 NPC Junior National Championships (Chicago, Illinois)
  • 2019 NPC Universe Championships & NPC National Fitness Championships (Teaneck, New Jersey)
  • 2019 NPC Masters National Championships (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • 2019 NPC USA Championships (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • 2019 NPC North American Championships (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • 2019 NPC Olympia Amateur (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • 2019 NPC National Championships (Miami, Florida)
  • 2019 NPC Masters USA Championships (Los Angeles, California)

 

(If you achieve a Pro Card at one of these events then you are eligible to compete under the rules and regulations of the IFBB Professional League.)

The 2019 IFBB Professional League has worked diligently to increase the number of contests and prize money.
This year the prize money, including the Mr. Olympia, will be a record $4 million dollars plus!  IFBB Professional League Contest Schedule.

International competitors and those that possess a Green Card, but not United States Citizenship, who would like to qualify for the IFBB Professional can compete in the following (3) NPC sanctioned events.

  1. 2019 NPC Arnold Amateur (Columbus, Ohio)
  2. 2019 NPC North American Championships (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  3. 2019 NPC Olympia Amateur (Las Vegas, Nevada)

 

International competitors also have the opportunity to compete and earn a pro card currently in over 60 IFBB Professional League Qualifier Events around the world.
IFBB Professional League Qualifier Contest Schedule  

I look forward to seeing you all compete this year and Good Luck in achieving your IFBB Professional League Status.

 

 

 

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