Posing Suits

– All suit bottoms must be V-shaped, no thongs are permitted.
– Suits worn by male competitors at the prejudging and finals must be plain in color with no fringe, wording, sparkle or fluorescents.
– Posing Suits worn by female competitors must be two-piece but may include a printed design with fringes, lace, sparkle or fluorescents that are in good taste.
– All Prejudging suits will be checked at the morning check-in.
– Competitors are not permitted to alter the fit of the posing suit by hiking it up in the back or by pulling up the sides during Front and Rear Lat Spreads.

Posing Music

– Posing music will be used at the Finals.
– Posing music must be on a CD and must be the only music on the CD.
– Posing music must be on Side A and should be cued to the start of the music.
– Posing music must not contain vulgar lyrics. Competitors using music containing vulgar lyrics will be disqualified.


On stage

– During the Prejudging male and female competitors are not permitted to wear any jewelry onstage other than a wedding band. Decorative pieces in the hair are not permitted.
– During the Finals female competitors are permitted to wear earrings.
– No glasses, props or gum are permitted onstage.
– Any competitor doing the “Moon Pose” will be disqualified.
– Lying on the floor is prohibited.
– Bumping and shoving is prohibited. First and second persons involved will be disqualified.
– Competitors numbers will be worn on the left side of the suit bottom.


The only people permitted in the backstage area are competitors, expediters, Iron Republik Officials.

Competitor's Health

– Any competitor who appears to be disoriented, light-headed or experiences undue cramping will not be permitted to compete.
– Any competitor disqualified for health reasons must be checked by the attending EMT and, if it is advised by the EMT, must go to the nearest hospital for evaluation.
– Competitors who refuse to be evaluated by the EMT or at the hospital will be suspended from competition for a period of one year from the date of the occurrence.

Weight & Height Classes

Men’s Bodybuilding:

Below and Including 65 KG
66 – 70 KG
71 – 75 KG
76 – 80 KG
81 – 85 KG
86 – 90 KG
90 KG +

Men’s Physique:

Below and Including 5’6”
5’6” – 5’8”
5’8” – 5’10”
5’10” – 6′
6′ and +

Women’s Bikini:

Below and Including 5’2”
5’2” – 5’4”
5’4” – 5’6”
5’6” – 5’8”
5’8” and +


Judges will score competitors on balance of size, symmetry and muscularity.


Posing Rounds


– Keep your feet flat
– Keep your heels together
– Hold your arms at your sides
– No twisting
– Your head must be facing the same direction as your feet.



– Begin when ready (no signal is necessary from the Head Judge.)
– Maximum of 60 seconds with a warning when 10 seconds remain.
– You are not obligated to use all 60 seconds.
– Lying on the floor is not permitted.


– Front Double Bicep
– Front Lat Spread
– Side Chest
– Side Triceps
– Rear Double Bicep
– Rear Lat Spread
– Abdominal with one thigh
– Gymnastic Moves Are Not Allowed