NAME This federation shall be known as the “Intercontinental Bodybuilding Fitness Federation”, hereinafter referred to as the “IBFF GLOBAL”.
PLACE OF BUSINESS 2.1 The place of business shall be at “705 E Broadway Street, Bolivar, Missouri 65613, USA” or such other address as may subsequently be decided upon by the Committee and approved by the Registrar of IBFF GLOBAL. IBFF GLOBAL shall carry out its activities only in places and premises which have the prior written approval from the relevant authorities, where necessary.
OBJECTS 3.1 Its objects are: a) TO DEVELOP, PROMOTE AND REGULATE THE SPORT OF BODYBUILDING, FITNESS AND MODELLING AROUND THE GLOBE. b) TO CREATE A JUST AND FAIR PLATFORM FOR ATHLETES AROUND THE GLOBE TO COMPETE IN BODYBUILDING, FITNESS AND MODELLING. c) TO INSPIRE GLOBAL ATHLETES THROUGH THE SPORT OF BODYBUILDING, FITNESS AND MODELLING IN NATION BUILDING, STRENGTHENING OUR NATIONAL IDENTITY AND COMMUNITY. d) TO GROOM GLOBAL ATHLETES IN THE SPORT OF BODYBUILDING, FITNESS AND MODELLING TO ACHIEVE GREATER SUCCESS IN PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT, CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES. e) PROMOTE HEALTH, FITNESS AND SPORTS EXCELLENCE THROUGH PROPER TRAINING, NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE NATURALLY WITHOUT THE USE OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES TO ENHANCE PERFORMANCE OR PHYSICAL APPEARANCE. f) TO DEVELOP AND STRENGTHEN FRIENDSHIP AND COOPERATION AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THE FEDERATION. g) TO LEGISLATE RULES FOR THE SPORT OF BODYBUILDING, FITNESS AND MODELLING. h) TO BE THE OFFICIAL SANCTIONING, REGULATING AND CONTROLLING BODY FOR ALL BODYBUILDING, FITNESS AND MODELLING COMPETITIONS IN IBFF GLOBAL COUNTRIES. i) TO IMPLEMENT AN ANTI-DOPING PROGRAM IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH ANTI-DOPING RULES AS MAY BE ENACTED FOR THAT PURPOSE; TO CONDUCT IN AND OUT OF COMPETITION DOPING CONTROLS, WHETHER ANNOUNCED OR UNANNOUNCED; WHETHER RANDOM, WEIGHTED OR TARGETED; WHETHER WITH ADVANCE NOTICE OR WITHOUT ADVANCE NOTICE; TO CONDUCT DOPING CONTROLS AT ALL COMPETITIONS; AND TO ENSURE THAT ANTI-DOPING PROGRAMS ARE IMPLEMENTED UNDER DISCRETION OF IBFF GLOBAL. j) TO CONDUCT RESEARCH INTO THE BENEFITS OF BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS AS IT RELATES TO PHYSICAL CONDITIONING, BOTH AS A BASIS TOWARDS REACHING PEAK ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE IN SPORT AND TO IMPROVE THE GENERAL HEALTH OF THE POPULATION AT LARGE. k) TO CONDUCT TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR ATHLETES, COACHES, JUDGES, OTHER OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO MIGHT BENEFIT FROM THE PROGRAMS. l) TO DISTRIBUTE TRAINING, NUTRITION, LIFESTYLE INFORMATION PERTAINING TO IBFF GLOBAL OBJECTIVE TO ITS MEMBERS AND OTHER INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS, ORGANISATIONS AND COMMUNITIES. m) TO ACT AS THE OFFICIAL COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SPORT OF BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS AT INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATIONS, ENTITIES’ MEETING AND EVENTS.
3.2 In furtherance of the above objects, IBFF GLOBAL may a) COLLABORATE WITH THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND YOUTH (MCCY), OIC, WADA AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING THE SPORT OF BODYBUILDING, FITNESS AND MODELLING. b) ORGANISE COMPETITIONS BOTH IN USA AND GLOBALLY AND SENDING, SUPPORTING ATHLETES, MEMBERS TO COMPETITIONS HELD INTERNATIONALLY. c) HONOUR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SPORT OF BODYBUILDING, FITNESS AND MODELLING, BY MEMBERS OR OTHER INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANISATIONS, WITH SPECIAL PLAQUES, MEDALS OR CERTIFICATES. d) DISCIPLINE MEMBERS WHOSE ACTS ARE JUDGE CONTRARY TO THE CONSTITUTION AND RULES.
MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATION AND RIGHTS 4.1 Membership is open to GLOBAL CITIZENS, PERMANENT RESIDENTS, and EXPATRIATE AND ANY FOREIGNER WHO WISHES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE FEDERATION. 4.2 Only members who are above 21 years of age shall have the right to vote and to hold office in the FEDERATION. 4.3 IBFF GLOBAL does not distinguish or discriminate between individuals or countries for reasons of race, color, religion, or politics. 4.4 English shall be the official language of the federation. All communications, publications, documents, and correspondence between the federation and its members shall be conducted and printed in English. 4.5 Membership in the federation shall be non-transferable and shall be limited to those individuals and organizations interested in furthering the objects of the federation and who agree, upon becoming Members, to be bound by the Constitution and Rules and the decisions and rulings of the Executive Committee and General Meeting. 4.6 Membership by Association: Athletes, judges, administrators, and other officials become Members of the federation by virtue of their association with their National Organization pursuant to the terms and conditions as set out in the constitution and rules of the respective National Organization. 4.7 Rights: Every Member shall have the right to participate in, and to benefit from, any activity of the federation so long as that Member meets the qualifications of that activity. 4.8 Revocation: Any Member may have their membership revoked by majority vote of the Executive Committee, or its delegated authority.
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP 5.1 A person wishing to join the federation should submit his particulars to the Secretary on a prescribed form. 5.2 The Committee will decide on the application for membership. 5.3 A copy of the Constitution shall be furnished to every approved member upon payment of the membership fee (if applicable) . ENTRANCE FEES, SUBSCRIPTIONS AND OTHER DUES 6.1 The membership fees and subscriptions shall be determined by the General Meeting on recommendation from the Committee from time to time and of such amount to be determined from time to time (if applicable). 6.2 The membership fees shall be paid to the Treasurer of the country the member resides in. 6.3 Such other competitions and membership fees as may be required for contest locally and internationally for registration of contest and/or recognition by bodybuilding federations/organizations maybe chargeable from time to time. 6.4 For retiree memberships, the entrance fee is waived. 6.5 Annual subscriptions are payable in advance within the first month of the year (if applicable). 6.6 Any additional fund required for special purposes may only be raised from members with the consent of the general meeting of the members. 6.7 The income and property of the federation whatsoever derived shall be applied towards the promotion of the objects of the federation as set forth in this Constitution and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend or bonus or otherwise howsoever by way of profit to the persons who at any time are or have been members of the federation or to any of them or to any person claiming through any of them.
SUPREME AUTHORITY AND GENERAL MEETINGS 7.1 The supreme authority of the federation is vested in a General Meeting of the members. 7.2 An Annual General Meeting shall be held within 3 months from the close of its financial year. (November starting 2018) 7.3 At other times, an Extraordinary General Meeting must be called by the President on the request in writing of not less than 25% of the total voting membership or thirty (30) voting members, whichever is the lesser, and may be called at anytime by order of the Committee. The notice in writing shall be given to the Secretary setting forth the business that is to be transacted. The Extraordinary General Meeting shall be convened within two (2) months from receiving this request to convene the Extraordinary General Meeting. 7.4 If the Committee does not within two (2) months after the date of the receipt of the written request proceed to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting, the members who requested for the Extraordinary General Meeting shall convene the Extraordinary General Meeting by giving ten (10) days' notice to voting members setting forth the business to be transacted and simultaneously posting the agenda on the federations notice board. 7.5 At least two (2) weeks' notice shall be given of an Annual General Meeting and at least ten (10) days' notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting. Notice of meeting stating the date, time and place of meeting shall be sent by the Secretary to all voting members. The particulars of the agenda shall be posted on the Society's notice board four (4) days in advance of the meeting. 7.6 Unless otherwise stated in this Constitution, voting by proxy is allowed at all General Meetings. 7.7 The following points will be considered at the Annual General Meeting: a) the previous financial year's accounts and annual report of the Committee. b) Where applicable, the election o f office -bearers and Honorary Auditors for the following term. Any member who wishes to place an item on the agenda of a General Meeting may do so provided he gives notice to the Secretary one (1) week before the meeting is due to be held. 7.8 At least 25% of the total voting membership or thirty (30) voting members, whichever is the lesser, present at a General Meeting shall form a quorum. Proxies shall not be constituted as part of the quorum. 7.9 In the event of there being no quorum at the commencement of a General Meeting, the meeting shall be adjourned for half an hour and should the number then present be insufficient to form a quorum, those present shall be considered a quorum, but they shall have no power to amend any part of the existing Constitution. 7.10 The proceedings and reports of a General Meeting shall be conducted and printed in English.
MANAGEMENT AND COMMITTEE 8.1 The administration of the federation shall be entrusted to a Committee consisting of the following to be elected at alternate Annual General Meeting: Executive Committee Members a President a Secretary a Treasurer. Non-Executive Committee Members Legal Counsel Head Judge Committee Members (no more than five) Unless with the prior approval in writing of the Registrar or an Assistant Registrar of federation. 8.2 Names for the above offices shall be proposed and seconded at the Annual General Meeting and election will follow on a simple majority vote of the members. All Non Executive members as office-bearers may be re-elected to the same or related post for any number of consecutive term of office. The term of office of the Committee is two years. 8.3 Election will be either by show of hands or, subject to the agreement of the majority of the voting members present, by a secret ballot. In the event of a tie, the Chairman of the meeting shall have a casting vote. 8.4 A Committee Meeting shall be held at least once every twelve (12) months after giving seven (7) days' notice to Committee Members. The President may call a Committee Meeting at any time by giving five (5) days' notice. Majority of the Committee Members must be present for its proceedings to be valid. 8.5 Any member of the Committee absenting himself from three (3) meetings consecutively without satisfactory explanations or excused by the President shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the Committee and a successor may be co-opted by the Committee to serve until the next Annual General Meeting. Any changes in the Committee shall be notified to the Registrar of federation within two (2) weeks of the change. 8.6 The duty to organize and supervise the daily activities of the federation shall rest to the executive committee members. The Committee may not act contrary to the expressed wishes or votes of members at the annual General Meeting without prior reference to. 8.7 The Executive Committee has power to authorize the expenditure of a sum not exceeding $50,000 per month from the federation’s funds for the federation’s purposes. 8.8 The Committee has power to form such other sub-committees and delegate such authority as it deems necessary in order to carry out the objects of the federation. 8.9 The Committee has power to enter into, make or cause to be contract of any kind for and on behalf of the federation that the federation may lawfully enter into. 8.10 The Committee has power to delegate by resolution to a Member of the Committee the right to employ and pay a reasonable remuneration to such agents and employees. Employees or agents of the federation may, but need not be, Members of the federation. 8.11 The Committee has power to take such steps as may be deemed necessary to enable the federation to acquire, accept, solicit or receive legacies, gifts, grants, settlements, bequests, endowments, sponsorship and donations of any kind whatsoever for the purpose of furthering the objects of the federation. 8.12 The Committee shall ensure that the Constitution and Rules are followed by all of its Members and, in the event that the Constitution or Rules is breached, administer such disciplinary measures as are set out in the Constitution and Rules. 8.13 The decision of the committee’s meeting shall be by simple majority vote of the executive and non-executive members of the committee and in the event of a tie of votes, the President shall have the casting finish vote.
DUTIES OF OFFICE-BEARERS 9.1 The President shall chair all General and Committee meetings unless otherwise delegated. He shall also represent the federation in its dealings with outside persons. 9.2 The Secretary shall keep all records, except financial, of the federation and shall be responsible for their correctness. He/she will keep minutes of all General and Committee meetings. He/she shall maintain an up-to-date Register of Members at all times. 9.3 The Treasurer shall keep all funds and collect and disburse all moneys on behalf of the federation and shall keep an account of all monetary transactions and financial records and shall be responsible for their correctness. He is authorized to expend up to $50 per month for petty expenses on behalf of the federation. He will not keep more than $50 in the form of cash and money in excess of this will be deposited in a bank to be named by the President. Cheque’s, etc. for withdrawals from the bank will be signed by the Treasurer or the President. 9.4 The Legal Counsel shall advise the federation on all matters of a legal nature, represent the federation in all matters wherein such legal representation is requested by the President and shall contribute his views on such other general matters as may be required. He shall also advise the committee on the fair discipline of members who are found to be in breach of the constitution, rules of bodybuilding or such other rules and regulations of the federation. 9.5 (a) Head Judge shall be responsible for the training, appointment, and promotion of judges for all competitions. (b) To appoint statisticians, who shall be sworn to secrecy and who shall, from the judges’ score sheets, calculate the results of all federations’ competitions. (c) To supervise the registration and weighing-in of competitors, and determine the order in which the competitors shall appear before the judges. (d) To supervise and determine the selection of competitors for the semifinals (prejudging) and finals. (e) To have the power to temporarily co-opt Members to assist in carrying out the duties of the Committee. (f) To maintain a list accuracy marks for all judges who adjudicate the federations’ events. (g) To deliberate on any matter affecting the judging rules and procedures and to recommend improvements in this area to the President and Committee. 9.6 Non-Executive Committee Members shall assist in the general administration of the federation and perform duties assigned by the Executive Committee from time to time.
AUDIT AND FINANCIAL YEAR 10.1 Two (2) voting members, not being members of the Committee, shall be elected as Honorary Auditors at alternate Annual General Meeting and will hold office for a term of two years only and shall not be re-elected for a consecutive term. The accounts of the federation shall be audited by a firm of Public Accountants and Chartered Accountants if the gross income or expenditure of the federation exceeds $500,000 in that financial year, in accordance with Section 4 of the federations Regulations. 10.2 They: a) Will be required to audit each year's accounts and present a report upon them to the Annual General Meeting. b) May be required by the President to audit the federations accounts for any period within their tenure of office at any date and make a report to the Committee. 10.3 The financial year shall be from (to be assigned by the Registry of federation.
TRUSTEES 11.1 If the federation at any time acquires any immovable property, such property shall be vested in trustees subject to a declaration of trust. 11.2 The trustees of the federation shall: a) Not be more than four (4) and not less than two (2) in number. b) Be elected by a General Meeting of members. c) Not affect any sale or mortgage of property without the prior approval of the General Meeting of members. 11.3 The office of the trustee shall be vacated: a) If the trustee dies or becomes a lunatic or of unsound mind. b) If he is guilty of misconduct of such a kind as to render it undesirable that he continues as a trustee. c) If he submits notice of resignation from his trusteeship. 11.4 Notice of any proposal to remove a trustee from his trusteeship or to appoint a new trustee to fill a vacancy must be given by posting it on the notice board in the federations’ premises at least two (2) weeks before the General Meeting at which the proposal is to be discussed. The result of such General Meeting shall then be notified to the Registrar of federation. 11.5 The address of each immovable property, name of each trustee and any subsequent change must be notified to the Registrar of federation.
PROHIBITIONS 12.1 Gambling of any kind, excluding the promotion or conduct of a private lottery which has been permitted under the Private Lotteries Act Cap 250, is forbidden on the federations premises. The introduction of materials for gambling or drug taking and of bad characters into the premises is prohibited. 12.2 The funds of the federation shall not be used to pay the fines of members who have been convicted in court of law. 12.3 The federation shall not engage in any racial, political or religious discussion, demonstration or act that may result, whether directly or indirectly, in the fostering of bias or prejudice between any of its Members. 12.4 The federation shall not engage in any trade union activity as defined in any written law relating to trade unions for the time being in force in a global market. 12.5 The federation shall not indulge in any political activity or allow its funds and/or premises to be used for political purposes. 12.6 The federation shall not hold any lottery, whether confined to its members or not, in the name of the federation or its office-bearers, Committee or members unless with the prior approval of the relevant authorities. 12.7 The federation shall not raise funds from the public for whatever purposes without the prior approval in writing of the Assistant Director Operations, Licensing Division, other relevant authorities. 12.8 The federation is legally registered entity without share capital (NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION). Members of the Committee are democratically elected or appointed and serve on a voluntary basis. As such, they may neither derive a salary by virtue of their membership nor derive any personal financial gain by carrying out any duty that may ensue because of such membership. 12.9 The federation shall not engage in activities which are not in accordance with the laws of the country the federation operates in.
AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION 13.1 The federation shall not amend its Constitution without the prior approval in writing of the Registrar of federation. No alteration or addition/deletion to this Constitution shall be passed except at a general meeting and with the consent of two-thirds (2/3) of the voting members present at the General Meeting.
INTERPRETATION 14.1 In the event of any question or matter pertaining to day-to-day administration which is not expressly provided for in this Constitution, the Committee shall have power to use their own discretion. The decision of the Committee shall be final unless it is reversed at a General Meeting of members.
DISPUTES 15.1 In the event of any dispute arising amongst members, they shall attempt to resolve the matter at an Extraordinary General Meeting in accordance with this Constitution. Should the members fail to resolve the matter, they may bring the matter to a court of law for settlement. The governing laws shall be the law of the country said branch of IBFF GLOBAL resides in.
DISSOLUTION 16.1 In the event of the federation is being dissolved as provided above, all debts and liabilities legally incurred on behalf of the federation shall be fully discharged, and the remaining funds will be disposed of in such manner as the General Meeting of members may determine or donated to an approved charity or charities in the Global market. 17.3 A Certificate of Dissolution shall be given within seven (7) days of the dissolution to the Registrar of Societies.
OFFICIAL IBFF GLOBAL AMATEUR CATEGORIES
Classes can be combined in disciplines by promoter if needed.
Masters ( Body Building, physique and ladies classes) - over 40 (line up, comparisons, routine) - over 50 (line up, comparisons, routine) (+ best athlete over 60 and over 70 )
Juniors (Bodybuilding) - under 23 years of age (line up, comparisons, routine)
Miss Figure (womans physique in other federations) - one Class (line up, comparisons, routine)
Miss Fitness (Figure in other federations) - one Class (line up, comparisons, judged routine, evening dress)
Miss Fitness Model (Bikini in other federations) - one Class (line up, evening dress, no routine)
Miss Fitness Model Teen ( for girls aged 14–19 ) - one Class ( line up, evening dress, no routine )
Miss Fitness Over 40 - one Class ( line up, comparisons, evening dress, routine )
Miss One Piece Suit Fitness Model (Amateur only) One class (line up, evening dress, no routine)
Mr. Fitness Model - one Class (line up, comparisons, Board shorts & Formal Wear, no routine )
Mr. Fitness (Mens Physique - Board shorts) (line up, comparisons, routine) - Short : up to and including 1,77m/ 69.68 inches (-100+3) - Tall : over 1,77m/ 69.68" ( -100 +6)
Mr. Athletic (Classic bodybuilding or physique) (line up, comparisons, routine) - up to 5'4" (1.625 m) up to and incl. 160 lbs (72.575 kg) - up to 5'7" (1.701 m) up to and incl. 175lbs (79.379 kg) - up to 5'9" (1.752 m) up to and incl. 190lbs (86.183 kg) - up to 5'11" (1.803 m) up to and incl. 212lbs (96.162 kg) - up to 6'2" (1.879 m) up to and incl. 237lbs (107.50 kg) - up to 6'5" ( 1.955 m) up to and incl. 252lbs (114.305 kg) - over 6'5" (1.995 m) up to and incl. 270lbs (122.47 kg)
Mens Body Building (line up, comparisons, routine)
- Bantam - up to 143.3lbs (65.02 kg) - Light - up to 165.34lbs (75 kg) - Middle - up to 198.41lbs (90 kg) - Light Heavy - up to 220.46lbs (100 kg) - Heavy - Over 220.46lbs (+ 100 kg)
Men's Adaptive Bodybuilding One class (line up, comparisons, routine)
Woman's Adaptive Fitness Model One class (line up, comparisons, Evening dress, routine)
Men's and Woman's Wheelchair Classes One class (lineup, comparisons, routine)
Men's and Woman's Special disability Classes (athletes with illnesses as MS, and other) One class for Men and one class for woman. (lineup, comparisons, routine)
Youth Boys & Girls Fitness - (9/u, 12/u. 16/u)
Boys - 1st round, Routine to show fitness development 2nd round T-walk, Casual wear. Girls - 1st round Swim wear or costume with fitness routine 2nd round T walk, Casual wear.
To earn Pro status in IBFF USA, you have to compete in a National event or International event and win the overall, or place top 2 in your division in any open class with more than 6 athletes. Less than 6 athletes 1st place only.
Masters will also have a overall round in IBFF GLOBAL and same counts for it.
IBFF USA Pro classes:
Mens Open Bodybuilding Mens 212 Bodybuilding Mens Masters Bodybuilding Mens Classic Open Bodybuilding Mens Open Physique Mens Masters Physique Womans Open Physique (Figure in IBFF USA amateur) Womans Fitness Model (Bikini in IBFF USA amateur)
Novice and Teen classes does not qualify for Pro status.
Rules and Regulations
1. OUR AIM is for IBFF GLOBAL competitors to have confidence in their Judges. 2. The purpose of a Bodybuilding event is to determine who is the best athletes on the day. 3. All Judges must strive towards selecting the best athlete at all times. 4. A Judge must be neutral while judging - no personal feelings towards an athlete should interfere with a Judge's decision, otherwise you may have failed the test of being a good Judge.
IBFF GLOBAL CONTESTANT RULES
a. No watches, jewelry, sunshades or footwear shall be worn on stage during pre-judging. b. No chewing of food or gum is permitted. c. Competitor numbers must be pinned securely to the left side of the posing suit and must be worn throughout the championships.
a. Posing time for men is limited to max. 90 seconds. b. Posing time for women is limited to max. 120 seconds.
a. Costumes must be one color for pre-judging. b. Bikinis and underwear are not permitted at men's pre-judging.
Hair must be worn off the shoulders not to hide the muscularity of the shoulder and upper back.
JUDGES OFFICIAL DRESS UNIFORM
IBFF GLOBAL and Country Judges of all grades are obligated to wear the recommended official dress uniform when officiating at all levels of IBFF GLOBAL championships. The IBFF dress uniform shall consist of a blazer jacket dark of naval blue in color with the appropriate IBFF GLOBAL or national Judge’s emblem neatly sewn on to the left breast pocket (note neatly sewn on and not pinned thereon), trousers of a light grey or Kahki color, white shirt with the IBFF tie placed neatly in position, shoes of plain black or brown color, hair if worn short or long shall be neatly groomed, alternatively a Judge may wear his national uniform.
For Pre-judging IBFF GLOBAL judges can where available IBFF GLOBAL polo shirt with Black or Khaki trousers.
RULES OF CONDUCT DURING PRE-JUDGING AND EVENING SHOW
a. No talking with other Judges. b. Do not influence the decision of other Judges. c. No coaching and communication with any athlete during judging.
COMPULSORY POSING SEQUENCE
PHASE 1: IBFF GLOBAL categories are paraded on stage in numerical order
A: The Head Judge shall allow the Judges to view the category, front on, for a few minutes. Subject to the number of competitors, the Head Judge shall split the category into half, or quarters, moving the athletes to the left or right of the stage to allow all the Judges to view all the contestants, finally returning the competitors to their numerical order. The Head Judge shall call upon the Judges to select groups of competitors by their numbers for further comparisons. Judges record their selected contestant’s numbers on Judges Comparisons Sheet B. The Head Judge controls the Judges selected comparisons, for the ten Compulsory poses.
PHASE 2: Optional Posing Routine performed to competitors music of choice.
Competitors come on stage individually in numerical order. Maximum time limit to be adhered to, timed from the start of the music to the end of the music. (Walking onto the stage with the music playing, counts as part of your time allowance). There are no comparisons for the Optional Posing time for men is limited to 90 seconds max and women 120 seconds max.
GOOD POINTS TO LOOK FOR
a. Wide shoulder and narrow hips. b. The upper body and lower body should be in proportion. c. Good shoulder development arms should not overpower the shoulder caps. d. The biceps and triceps should be in proportion. Look for long and full muscles. e. The lats should be low into the waist no high lat developments. f. Thigh sweeps should be full, good development around knee area. g. Calves should be long and full.
An ideal men’s bodybuilder physique looks as follows: The best overall symmetry combined with hard-defined muscle size will always look better than the larger bodybuilder lacking in definition quality is better than quantity.
HOW TO ASSESS AN ATHLETE’S BODY:
When assessing a competitor’s physique, a Judge should follow a routine procedure, which will allow a comprehensive assessment of the physique as a whole. During the anatomical stands the Judge should first look at the primary muscle group being displayed, the Judge should then survey the whole physique, starting from the head, and looking at every part of the physique in a downward sequence beginning with general impressions and looking for muscular bulk balance development, muscular density and definition. The downward survey should take in the head, neck, shoulders, chest, all of the arms muscles, front of the trunk for pectorals, pec-delt tie-in, abdominals, waist thighs, legs, calves and feet. The same procedure for back stands will also take in the upper and lower trapezius, teres and infraspinatus, erector spinae, the gluteus group, the leg biceps group, the leg biceps group at the back of the thighs, calves and feet. A detailed assessment of the various muscle groups should be made during the comparisons, at which time it helps the judge to compare muscle shape, density, and definition while still bearing in mind the competitor’s overall balanced development. The comparisons of the compulsory poses cannot be over-emphasized as these comparisons will help the Judge to decide which competitor has the superior physique from the standpoint of muscular bulk, balanced development, muscular density and definition.
a. The title known as a IBFF GLOBAL National Judge is awarded to the candidate after successfully passing the National Judges examination. b. A Candidate for a National Judges Card has to have minimum of two years continues experience in Judging IBFF GLOBAL country contests below and test Judges at National level.
Will be a judge for Federation he is representing and have to be able to show credentials.
IBFF WORLD GENERAL JUDGING CRITERIA
a. Muscular development, muscular balance and proportions, symmetry of development, muscular definition, overall condition
b. Symmetry Round ... judge will call for a quarter turn to the right.
c. The judges are looking for size, muscularity, definition and separation based just upon the eight compulsory poses :
D. Front Double Biceps, Front Lat Spread, Side Chest ( side of choice ), Rear Double Bicep, Rear Lat Spread, Side Triceps ( side of choice ), Abdominal & Thighs, Most Muscular
b. Symmetry Round ... judge will call for a quarter turn to the right
c. Compulsory poses : Front Double Biceps, Side Chest ( side of choice ), Rear Double Biceps, Side Triceps ( side of choice ), Abdominal & Thighs
a. Muscular tone, physical proportions, athletic ability-posing routine, beauty, elegance, presentation (including hair makeup and smile), femininity.
b. Contestants will be asked to walk onstage wearing their choice of evening/nightclub wear.
c. Symmetry Round ... judge will call for a quarter turn to the right.
d. Compulsory poses : Front Double Biceps, Side Chest ( side of choice ), Rear Double Biceps, Side Triceps ( side of choice )
Miss Fitness Model:
a. (No routine / fashion show - evening dress / bikini round - quarter turns)
b. Contestants for “Miss Fitness Model” must be of the feminine gender and at least 20 years of age.
c. Contestants will be judged individually and in group comparisons. In the Bikini round, contestants must wear a two-piece bikini swimsuit and high heels.
d. Symmetry Round ... judge will call for a quarter turn to the right
Judges will analyze body shape, muscle tone, overall symmetry, complexion, poise presentation and overall condition. Also, they will be looking for fit, toned feminine bodies and appear to have reasonable levels of body fat. Contestants that are too muscular and walk and / or carry themselves in a masculine manner will be negatively scored by the Judges.
(NOTE: COMPETITORS SHOULD MAINTAIN ERECT BUT RELAXED POSTURE. COMPETITORS SHOULD NOT FLEX OR TRY TO EMPHASIZE MUSCLE SIZE. This is not a Miss Figure category.)
Miss Fitness Model Teen
a. (For girls aged between 14–19) - one Class (line up, evening dress, no routine)
(Look rules for Miss Fitness Model)
Mr. Fitness Model
a. Competitors will be judged on the balance of their physiques and on a lean healthy appearance. Mr. Fitness Model should be lean with low body fat, without extreme definition and vascularization.
b. Symmetry Round ... judge will call for a quarter turn to the right.
c. Contestants will be asked to walk onstage wearing their choice of evening/nightclub wear.
Judges look for: 50% body condition 50% appearance in an elegant evening dress
The category will include 3 rounds.
The pair must work together to complement each other, and compete as ‘one’ through the rounds of competition; Symmetry Round, Compulsory Poses, Posing Routine (to music) Stage Presentation is of utmost importance, with matched posing costumes and tanning. A good pair presentation can impress the Judges on their strength of being able to move, blend and work together as one unit. The mixed pairs category is judged equally between physique and presentation on a 50/50 score ratio.
The category is not limited to bodybuilding competitors, figure - fitness - model - athletic athletes are welcome but special consideration needs to be taken to the posing styles as outlined below.
Mixed Pairs Rules:
Mixed pairs is to consist of a Male and a Female. The wearing of jewelry is optional. The wearing of shoes is permitted for Female. Physique class poses are to be executed with the hands closed or opened. There is only one class there is no weight or height categories.
In this round competitors perform the following compulsory poses:
1. Front Double Biceps 2. Front Lat Spread 3. Side Chest (either side at the choice of the competitor) 4. Side triceps (again either side) 5. Rear Double Biceps (on leg back showing the calf) 6. Rear Lat Spread 7. Abdominal and Thigh
In this round judges are comparing competitors for the following:
Muscularity - The shape, thickness and quality of muscle. Proportion - The balance of one muscle group against another. Definition - Muscle separation, definition and vascularity. Balance - Left side of the body compared to the right, front compared to rear.
In this round the competitors will stand in numerical order facing the judges and they will perform four one quarter turns - the first will be facing the judges, then the competitors will be asked to make three one quarter turns to the right, thus displaying their physique from every angle.
In this round judges are looking for the following:
Structural Flaws - Faults within the competitor's skeletal structure. Proportion - The balance of one muscle group to another e.g. Lower body to upper body, biceps to calves, waist to quadriceps etc. Balance - The left side of a competitor's body compared to the right, the front compared to the rear. Symmetry - The competitor's overall shape and line.
Round 3 - Mixed Pairs Free Posing
Score percentage of Round 3 - 50% Competitor's will pose to their own music for a maximum of 90 seconds and present a polished, entertaining routine where each athlete moves together as one with smooth transitions between poses.
In this round judges are looking for:
Posing Ability - a polished routine that shows each athletes physique and their ability to blend, flow and work together as one unit. Presentation - Includes matching posing costumes and tans. Physique - As outlined in the IBFF criteria
The language used by the head judge on stage judge during the contest is English.
The second most important concept that a Judge should look for in competitors, when judging them from their front view is all aspects of symmetry, This he has to carry out on every individual contestant, a. Is the overall muscular development, proportional for the skeletal frame? b. Is the upper body in balance with the lower body? c. Are the shoulders chest and abdomen in balance? d. Are the abdomen, hips, thighs and calves in balance? e. Are the limbs in anthropometrical proportions, to see the rest of the body? f. Are the upper arms to forearms in balance? g. Do upper limbs appear too long, (gorillas like) or stunted, too short? h. Is there a matching length of upper leg to lower leg, or are the legs too long or too short? i. Are there any skeletal flaws, which would give reason, that a third degree deformity could exit, and are any deformities visible?
After the Judge have made a reasonable assessment of the foregoing criteria, the Judge can now proceed to make a more thorough assessment of the muscular development of the physique, and normal procedure is to work from head to foot.
Andre Botha President/Founder IBFF GLOBAL
Amendment Country Chapters
County chapters that are in good standing with IBFF GLOBAL will have the right to put on events under the IBFF GLOBAL banner and their IBFF GLOBAL Chapter banner. They will host local and regional events at their own discretion, but it is mandatory that they will host 1 (one) National Championship per year in their Chapter Country that will be the only Pro qualifier event or said country chapter.
Top 2 finalists in such National championship in their individual class entered can be awarded an IBFF GLOBAL Pro League card, which will entitled then to enter any pro show of their choice in IBFF GLOBAL PRO Events or Pro events of our affiliated federations.
It can be decided in the yearly general meeting in the USA in November if there will be a percentage charge for said National Championship to IBFF GLOBAL HQ, it will only be effective if a majority vote is reached at the general meeting as above.
Country chapters will be registered in their country as per that countries federal tax laws under a business name and DBA as IBFF GLOBAL (abbrev of country where chapter is located, e.g. IBFF GLOBAL USA), be it a profit business or a non for profit business.
All complaints or correspondence from parties other then country chapter management will follow chain of command and will first be directed at Country chapter president. The Chapter management committee will there after direct the instance to IBFF GLOBAL HQ if it is not solvable at country chapter level.
Events that are hosted by country chapters or their promoters shall not discriminate against athletes and will always except athletes from our alliance federations to compete with us in local, regional and national events. Pro events hosted by the country chapter shall always be an event that except entries from pro’s of any legit federation/organization or association as long the Pro athlete can show proof of their Pro status.
Pro shows/events will have a $100.00 per athlete entry fee, which no less than 75% of the fee be added back into the Pro purse for the event together with sponsorship money the country chapter/promoter might have for show. We encourage that all country chapters work on their own sponsors for said shows.
The more sponsors we can get involved with our federation on chapter and global level the more our athletes amateur or pro can benefit from these sponsors.