Three years ago, the Musclemania® Physique Division joined the Musclemania® World Tour. This division is for men who want to display their upper bodies in a classic, symmetry, beach body form. Competitors wear tradition knee high board shorts while presenting themselves on stage in both individual walk and class line-ups. They will be judged based equally upon their Physical Upper Body Symmetry, Size, Muscle Condition and Presentation. The will be two height divisions determined after check-in at the show.

  • Open Division (23 Years & Older
  • Junior Division (22 Years & Younger )
  • Masters Division (35+ Years of Age)
  • Professional Division (Prequalification Required)


Any natural athlete is welcome to compete in Musclemania® events regardless of competitive experience. Beginners, novices or veterans can compete in any regional, national and/or international events. But only Beginners and Novices can compete in designated shows. Veteran competitors may compete regardless of past or current bodybuilding federation affiliations.


All contestants will be equally and fairly judged within their division and classes. This will include (1) the Spotlight Walk on stage and (2) a group line-up for quarter turns and mandatory & freestyle posing. Judges will be looking for fit contestants who display proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition. This is not a bodybuilding contest so extreme muscularity will scored down.

Musclemania® Physique judging criteria is based upon four, equally scored categories:

  • Symmetry – 25%
  • Muscle Mass – 25%
  • Condition – 25%
  • Posing & Presentation – 25%


Because the Musclemania® Championships are natural bodybuilding events, all competitors will be subjected to urinalysis sampling at check-in at the show and Top 5 Finalists’ samples will be tested. If a contestant tests positive for any listed banned substances, he/she will be disqualified from the competition, forfeit any prizes and/or rewards and be unable to compete in any Musclemania® event worldwide for at least 2 years. Also, if a contestant refuses to submit to drug testing or attempts to manipulate and/or alter a urinalysis sample, then he/she will be immediately disqualified from the competition.

View the complete list of Tested and Banned Substances.