Posing Shorts

   Competitors are required to wear posing shorts.

   You are “NOT” to wear board shorts or Bodybuilding posing trunks.

   Competitors are required to wear the same type of cut and all shorts that are worn in competition must be black.

   All Suits will be checked at registration/weigh-ins.

Posing Music

   Posing music will be used at the Finals.

   Posing music must be on a CD or MP3.

   Posing music must not contain vulgar lyrics. Competitors using music containing vulgar lyrics will be disqualified.

On Stage

   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.

Height & Weight Classes

All other CPA 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. The breakdown for the 4 height classes will be:

A Men's Classic Physique competition may be divided in the following 4 weight/height divisions.

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", up to and including 6'0")

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")

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

Judging Finals

The Finals will consist of:

   Posing Routine (up to maximum of 60 seconds) (No Gymnastics Moves are Allowed)

   Confirmation round (if necessary)

   Posedown (overall title only)

Mandatory Poses

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

   Front Double Bicep

   Side Chest

   Back Double Bicep

   Abdominals with one thigh

   Favorite Classic Pose (Not Most Muscular)

Classic Physique Posing Video Tutorial

Join the CPA

To compete or participate in a CPA event, athletes must be registered with the CPA.

Competitor 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.

Junior and Masters

   Junior Atheltes - must be under 21 years of age as of the day of the show.

   Junior Natural Athletes – must be 23 and under as of the day of the show.

   Masters Men - must be 40 years of age or over as of the day of the show.

   Grand Masters Men– must be 50 years of age or over as of the day of the show.

   Masters Women - must be 35 years of age or over as of the day of the show.

   Grand Masters Women – must be 45 years of age or over as of the day of the show.

Qualifications received as a junior, master or grand master are valid for the respective division only and may not be carried over to the open divisions.

Athlete Registration/Weigh-Ins

   CPA registrations take place the day prior to the contest at a location provided by the contest promoter. The promoter will publish the Official Athlete Registration start time. All competitors, regardless of category, must be present for the Official Athlete Registration.

   During the Official Athlete registration, the head judge will determine the order in which the competitors are called up for official weigh in’s/height. After being officially weighed in/heighted, the competitor will receive competitor number and verification of information prior to data entry,

   All competitors will present themselves in the same attire that they will be wearing throughout the Prejudging and Finals so that the head judge may ascertain that the competitors posing attire meets the accepted standards.

   Please note: Any competitor who does not make weight will be given a maximum of 30 minutes in which to do so. If, for whatever reason, the competitor does not return within thirty minutes, he or she will be eliminated from the competition. The onus is on the competitor to return within the deadline; the CPA is under no obligation to issue time warnings or to track down the competitor.

    Junior and Masters competitors At the time of the Official Athlete Registration, a junior or master competitor must produce documentary evidence of his date of birth (i.e. passport, birth certificate, etc.)

Backstage

   The only people permitted in the backstage area are competitors, expediters, CPA officials & CPA Media.