Judging and Banned Substances


New to Judging 2011; Crossovers
Due to our expansion of competitors and the shows becoming so large, there is a chance for potentional flips or reverse placements. This is when competitor A beats competitor B earlier in the day then later B beats A. This can happen as fast as 15 minutes to 1 hour. Reasons why this occurs is 1) competitor B did not pump up or their carb load timing was off during the earlier part of the day 2) athletes physiques can improve as time goes by 3) with shows becoming larger the competitors sweat more causing their physique to look harder and leaner and 4) there are some competitors that may be very nervous the first time and then more relaxed later on.


Banned Substances: NANBF/OCB/IFPA Drug Testing Guidelines
Drug testing screening methods used at Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders (OCB), North American Natural Bodybuilding Federation (NANBF) and International Fitness & Physique Association (IFPA) events are a means to determine eligibility. If competitors can not successfully pass any screening methods used, they will either not be allowed to compete if determined prior to the event (Ex. Polygraph test), or will be disqualified and be removed from official results if determined after an event (Ex. Urine test).

Polygraph tests are now ONLY VALID FOR 30 DAYS (Previously 45).

Click Here for the complete drug testing guidelines

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