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By Medifit Biologicals

BODYBUILDING MANDATORY POSES

 

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Bodybuilding mandatory and compulsory poses on stage:

BODYBUILDING POSING PREPARATION:

Bodybuilding posing is usually one of the most ignored aspects of contest preparation. Competitors are so focused on their dieting and training that many don’t take the time to prepare an exciting posing routine. Some bodybuilders leave it until the last week to try and put something together. There are even a few brave souls who step on stage and try to “wing it.” It’s easy to spot the bodybuilders who don’t do their homework; they can’t even perform the mandatory poses properly.

If you hope to win or even place well in a bodybuilding contest, you must give your posing preparation the same diligence and dedication as training and dieting. You may be the biggest and most ripped guy on stage, but if you flounder around looking unprepared, your chances of winning, or even placing, will be greatly reduced.

 

MUSIC SELECTION:

The best posers select music that reflects their personality. It’s also much easier to perform a great routine if you like the song you are posing to. In a manner of speaking, your physique is your product, and you’re using the posing routine to ‘sell’ yourself to the judges. The judges award points in three areas: how well you hit the individual poses, how well your routine flows with your physique; and how well your routine flows with the music you have selected. If you have a rugged, muscular physique, music that is powerful and upbeat will be your best bet. On the other hand if your physique is more symmetrical than massive, slower pop music or classical music, will probably work better for your bodybuilding posing.

JUDGES EYE:

The judges will look for the competitors’ degree of perfection for perfect symmetry, overall muscular development as each muscle group relates to the total appearance, as well as the degree of body fat and water retention. The most outstanding competitor receives a score of one (1).

Famous competitions like Mr. Olympia and IFBB Pro Championship League ask the qualifiers to pose in front of the judges who then give their ratings to each individual that are added up to get the winner.

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7 BASIC MANDATORY POSES:

 

MEN POSES:      

  1. Front Double Bicep
  2. Front Lat Spread
  3. Side Chest
  4. Side Tricep
  5. Rear Double Bicep
  6. Rear Lat Spread
  7. Overhead Abdominal & Thigh
  8. Most Muscular(several variations)

 

WOMEN POSES:

 

  1. Front Double Bicep
  2. Front Lat Spread
  3. Side Chest
  4. Side Tricep
  5. Rear Double Bicep
  6. Rear Lat Spread
  7. Overhead Abdominal & Thigh

Although the lat-spreads are not required for the women, you could see the pose during pre-judging if requested by a judge. So practice them anyway!

 

Ladies! Don’t ever do a most muscular!!!

By Medifit Biologicals

www.medifitbiologicals.com