However, you don't want to be told to quit flexing by the judges - this can be embarrassing. Pay attention to what the others ahead of you get away with and follow suit.
You want to stand with your heels together and arms at your sides. Your body must be displayed from the front, back, and both sides. How you stand and the positions of your arms, legs, and torso are all individual preferences. Experiment in the mirror and see what looks good.
One recommendation is to put up two mirrors on opposite walls so you can see what your back looks like and practice your back pose. If you set up a flat light over the main mirror, you can really check out your physique objectively.
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This will let you "unbiasedly" determine if you are ready for the competition because it will reveal every little ridge of body fat.
Be honest with yourself and you will end up a winner. Just remember to keep the most easy-going, carefree, unstrained look on your face that you can muster.