Between natural bodybuilding and fitness competitions lays an area untouched by any current form of physique competition. We have carefully developed a new physique arena to fill this void. We’ve called it, “XTREME FIT”. All NANBF eligibility requirements still apply to these athletes.
In this round, the class shall stand together in a line facing the judges, and will be in a relaxed position. The Head Judge will call for a series of quarter turns to the competitor’s right. The judges will look for the competitor’s degree of perfection for perfect symmetry, overall muscular development as each muscle group relates to the total appearance, as well as degree of body fat and water retention. The relaxed, quarter turns are done without footwear and either in an aerobic type outfit or in a posing suit similar to what the bodybuilders wear. It is encouraged that the competitor wear a posing type attire for this round. The judges will rank the competitors just as is done in the bodybuilding competition.
This round is designed for the competitor to highlight their strength, flexibility, aerobic conditioning and originality in the fashion of their favorite poses and movements and should be choreographed to music of their choice. In the free style posing routine, each competitor takes the stage alone and performs for a period of 120 seconds. The judge will look for the competitor’s ability to display their favorite parts as well as the ability to favorably present her/his weak parts along with their flexibility, strength, aerobic conditioning and originality of routine. Judges will also assess the competitor’s presentation in regard to smooth flow of movement, fluid transitions, the artistic ability to present poses, and the ability to incorporate dance and gymnastics. The competitor must demonstrate an even proportion of these elements.
The judges will not compare the competitors routines against each other. Instead, the judges will consider the competitor’s routine against the ideal routine. Given this ideal, the judges will rank the elements from one(1) through five(5). One is the best score and five the least desirable. If a competitor did not display the particular element being rated or perhaps the competitor tried to display the element, but was unsuccessful, a five would be given, as an example. The ratings for the four elements are tallied and marked in parentheses next to the ratings. They will be combined with the ranking given for the Relaxed quarter turns round and placed into the total score area on the judging sheet.
The ranking is noted and added to the total rating given the competitor in the routine round. The total score is noted and the final placings on the judge’s sheet are calculated.
Xtreme fit is NOT a fitness competition. The competitors will not be compared in foot wear or clothing such as evening gowns or swim wear. The competitors routine becomes very important and must be carefully viewed for the above mentioned criteria. In the other judging round, standing relaxed, the judges must carefully critique for symmetry as previously defined and overall muscular development. Is the competitor ” fit “, with noticeable athletic ability, strength and proper aerobic conditioning? Does the competitor have proper symmetry and muscularity, referring to the shape/contour of the muscles and muscle groups with proper muscle tone and firmness with a lack of fat and water under the skin?