Always picking up the preferences of the athletes, the IFBB has announced the inclusion of the Classic Physique Division, starting this season, among its official sports disciplines.
The new Division will make its international presentation at the next 2018 Arnold Classic Europe (Barcelona) and, then, it will be included at the Junior World Championships (Ecuador), Master World Championships and World Bodybuilding Championships (Benidorm).
The IFBB Technical Committee has designed the rules for this new Division, which more important will be the following:
Elimination Round: Qualifying round with 4 poses (Front double biceps, side chest, back double biceps and abdominals & thighs).
Round 1: Semifinals with 4 quarters turns and 7 mandatory poses (Front double biceps, side chest, back double biceps, abdominals & thighs abdominal, vacuum pose abdominals and classic pose at athlete choice).
Round 2: Finals with 4 quarters turns and 7 mandatory poses.
Round 3: Routine of free poses of 60 seconds.
The modality will have 3 categories by age and 9 categories based on height and / or age:
Junior (under 23 years old): 1 Open category
-from 40 to 44 years old: 1 Open category
-from 45 to 49 years old: 1 Open category
-more than 50 years: 1 Open category
-to 168 cm:
-up to 171 cm:
-up to 175 cm:
-up to 180 cm:
-more than 180 cm:
The Classic Physique Division has weight limits, depending on the height, common for the Master & Absolute categories. The lower limit, for athletes under 168 cm, is +4 kilos, above the stature (in cm) minus the value “100”. The upper limit, for athletes over 198 cm, is +17 kilos, above the stature (in cm) Minus the value “100”.
Another of the main novelties, visually, is that athletes should wear a larger one-colour swimsuit, that completely covers the athlete’s buttocks, which is the type of garment used in most of the competitions held by the Arab Federations and, especially, in the dynamic area of the Persian Gulf.
Detailed rules can be found on the official IFBB website: https://ifbb.com
Picture.jpg The swimsuits for Classic Physique must cover the gluteus area of the athletes and the new Division will make its debut at the coming next ACE 2018.