ARE YOU AN AMATEUR OR A PRO?
We are often asked the definition of an "amateur."
Once a fitness athlete competes as an amateur in a fitness competition, they have declared themselves an amateur. If they then compete in another fitness contest and accept cash or cash prizes (i.e. car, vacations trips, etc.) they are no longer considered an amateur.

And, I'm still being asked for clarification
Status as an amateur or a pro in the IFSB in YOUR decision. If you also compete as a FITNESS competitor in another organization, you need to refer to their rules, however, our definition is taken practically verbatim from one of the largest amateur organizations holding fitness events so that we can hopefully make this as easy as possible for the most competitors.

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There are many reasons why a person enters the realm of bodybuilding. Some may just train to body build to become healthy, firm and fit while some may enter bodybuilding to claim a title or to reach their bodybuilding dreams. If a person participates in a bodybuilding activity, it may even be a mission of both: to fulfill a dream and live a healthy lifestyle and be in good shape.

A person striving to participate in a bodybuilding competition has to be extremely disciplined at all cost. This means that from the mental and emotional stability of a person down to what he eats everyday has to be diligently stabilized and followed.

Since preparation is a must for a bodybuilder contender, it is important for that person to believe in himself that he can watch what he eats and maintain what he does. In line with this, as a bodybuilder contender, the thought of getting the mind conditioned to what is going to happen (be it good or bad) during the competition should also be expected. The bodybuilder contestant who is confident always about what shape he shows on stage is going to count as one of his major assets. So if you're nervous about the competition, be sure you train yourself to stay calm and collected because the people who are going to show up will see this in you.

When it comes to disciplining yourself, you'll be surprise to realize that it's much difficult to maintain a mind over body concept. Because your mind controls everything what you do, your body follows instinctively. But what if your mind thinks the reverse of how natural bodybuilding training should be? Since your body responds to every thought your mind creates, you'll find out that it's important to pay attention to what you also think because it manifests to something you could possibly do later on.

Do whatever you can to maintain healthy bodybuilding training and learn to teach your mind to think healthy as well.

BY Shareen Aguilar

 

 


IFSB GUIDELINES
(NOTE: IN ALL ROUNDS COMPETITORS SHOULD MAINTAIN ERECT BUT RELAXED POSTURE. COMPETITORS SHOULD NOT FLEX OR TRY TO EMPHASIZE MUSCLE SIZE. THIS IS NOT A BODYBUILDING CONTEST.)

 

Section VII: judging criteria

 BEAUTY, POISE & PROJECTION ROUND
(spokesmodel)

This round is designed to give the judges the opportunity to get a general impression of the contestants. The contestants will introduce themselves, give a brief biography, and their philosophy on fitness. There is a time limit of 60 seconds at the microphone.

JUDGING OBJECTIVE:

a) Beauty. Is she attractive?

b) General impression of the contestants overall grooming and cosmetic appearance.

c) Is she confident and comfortable with an audience?

d) Does she speak well, clearly and distinctly?

e) Does she have a fluid, graceful walk and an erect but relaxed posture?

 

 
Caroline Mann

 

 

 

 
Patrycja Adaszewska

PHYSICAL BEAUTY & MUSCLE TONE
(physique)

Contestants will be judged on overall symmetry and muscle definition. Contestants should have good to excellent muscle tone with clean, tight lines and appear to have reasonable levels of body fat. We do not want the muscle mass, ripped to the bone, striated look, or vascularity of a bodybuilder. Contestants should appear to have constructed their physiques through proper diet and fitness training.

(NOTE: Competitor's heels must be together at all times during quarter turns. They must not hold their arms in a rigid or exaggerated manner. Their hair must be styled in a manner that they do not have to move it aside to show their backs.)

JUDGING CRITERIA

a) Does the contestant have good to excellent muscle tone with clean, tight lines?

b) Does she appear to have reasonable levels of body fat?

c) If she has the mass or vascularity of a bodybuilder she should receive a low score.

d) Does her physique appear evenly developed?

e) Does the lean muscularity of the upper/lower body and extremities flow aesthetically when viewed from all sides creating a balanced, sculpted appearance?

 

 

STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY & ENDURANCE
(fitness costume)

Contestants will present a fitness routine for 90 seconds to music. They will emphasize their strength, flexibility, and endurance. The routines are meant to give the judges some idea of the contestants' physical condition and abilities. It also gives the contestants the opportunity to express their creativity and interests. Contestants are encouraged to perform a high energy routine which include movements to show their strength and flexibility. They are also encouraged to include any talent they might have such as dance, martial arts, jumping rope, baton, gymnastics, mime, etc. Props may be used if essential to demonstrate a talent.

 

 
Amy Livingston

 

 JUDGING CRITERIA

 

 

a) Did she demonstrate strength?

 

 

b) Flexibility?

 

 

c) Endurance?

 

 

d) Did she demonstrate high level execution of movements? Executions should appear effortless.

 

 

e) Did she include a diversity of routine elements?

 

 

f) Did her performance have clean, fluid transitions?

 

 

g) Did she demonstrate the ability to perform outward?

 

 

h) Did she project her personality and creativity?
 
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June 1-3 2012

Tina Thompson, IFSB World Fitness Competitor, NPC Fitness Champion, Dance Fitness Guru

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September 10, 2011

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Dieting for Physique Goals and Competition
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Dance, Fitness & Figure routine competition coaching, choreography and training
 
Check out the fabulous ladies of Divaography!
 
 
 
BACKSTAGE AT MS. FITNESS USA 2011
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THE GORGEOUS LADIES OF TINA THOMPSON FITNESS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAJ HARRIS AT the 2008 NPC National Figure Championships!
 

(swimsuit designed by Tina Thompson)

 
 Ms. Fitness USA Competitor
Kim Kantor

 
 
Ms. Fitness Competitor
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