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NPC, IFBB, NGA, MuscleMania or any other organizations can be nerve racking! Here is a little help so you know the rules and regulations for your competition.

General Event Outline

Most Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure and Bikini Events follow the same basic Schedule. The first event of most competitions is the competitors meeting, the competitors meeting is usually mandatory and will help explain the flow of the show to all the competitors. They explain how the figure competitors should walk on stage, the mandatory poses they want from the bodybuilders and basic stage presence. They also usually explain the judging, all-in-all it's a run down on exactly what to expect during and from the show.

The next event is usually morning show/prejudging, prejudging usually consists of all the competitors in a class/division entering the stage together, then the judges direct them through a series of poses, and many times have different competitors step back and some step forward and are even rearranged to be compared better to different competitors. This is when the judges rank each competitor.

The final event is normally the night show/finals, the night show is all for the audience and is usually when the seats get filled. During the night show each competitor comes out on stage and performs his/her routine and medals and placings are announced. At the very end there is usually an overall competition and the overall winners many times earn a pro card.

*Note: This is a general outline and may vary for every competition.

Organizations' Rules & Regulations


IFBB Info

IFBB Info

The IFBB was created in 1964 by Ben and Joe Weider! For more information click here.

IFBB Pro Rules Book

NPC Info

NPC Info

The NPC is the amateur league for the IFBB, en route to becoming an IFBB Pro the NPC is one of the few amateur routes you can achieve an IFBB Pro Card!

NPC Rules and Regulations

CBBF Info

CBBF Info

The CBBF is Canada's only federally recognized governing body for amateur bodybuilding, fitness, figure, and bikini competitions.

CBBF Bikini Rules
CBBF Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Class Rules

NGA Info

NGA Info

In 1986 the NGA sanctioned the first all "natural" bodybuilding contests in the U.S, which has grown to become the largest, promoter nationally!

NGA Judging Outline
NGA Amateur TIER System
NGA Pro TIER System

Muscle Mania Info

Muscle Mania Info

Musclemania is a series of natural bodybuilding competitions featuring the best physiques from around the world.

Muscle Mania Event Info
Muscle Mania Figure Info

IFPA Info

IFPA Info

The IFPA is the pro division of the OCB, to learn more click here!

IFPA Pro Guidelines

WBFF Info

WBFF Info

The WBFF was created by an athlete, for the athletes! It features pro and amateur bodybuilding, male/female fitness model/male muscle model, and women's figure. To learn more click here!

WBFF Competition Categories & Judging Criteria

OCB Info

OCB Info

The OCB is an amature stage for natural competitors to compete for their IFPA pro cards, for more information click here.

OCB Guidelines

NANBF Info

NANBF Info

The North American Natural Bodybuilding Federation was founded with a goal to promote drug tested body building shows.

NANBF Homepage
NANBF Banned Substances

REAL Info

REAL Info

REAL is a platform for all natural/drug free competitors to show off their athleticism and physique! For more information click here.

REAL Athlete Info

FAME Info

FAME Info

The FAME World Tour is a series of international physique competition showcase events. For more information click here.

FAME Competition Info

INBF Info

INBF Info

Founded in 2000, the INBF is the non-profit amateur affiliate of the WNBF. For more information click here.

INBF Rules & Regulations

UNBA Info

UNBA Info

The UNBA promotes health and wellness through physical fitness and nutrition. For more information click here.

UNBA Rules & Regulations

INBA Info

INBA Info

The INBA sponsors natural bodybuilding competitions and is affiliated with ABA & PNBA. For more information click here.

INBA Rules & Regulations

NPA Info

NPA Info

The Natural Physique Association (NPA) is an independent organization which promotes sanctioned drug-free amateur competitions.

NPA Fitness/Figure Rules

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Fiend_73

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You should include the IDFA in here;
http://www.idfa.ca/

one of the best and fastest growing nattie orgs in Canada.

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WoW! I have found great info - Thanks!!

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are thr any online contests??

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Cutler is looking razor sharp I'm predicting a upset

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It was a good idea to have all The main organisations together like this

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I would like to cite this page for a upcoming speech, but can not seem to find the date at which this was published....Am I just not seeing it or is it hiding???

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Which organization is the most respected?

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Great resource! 1 more reason bb. com is such a great resource - all the info you need in 1 place...

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