Welcome to the Musclemania® Universe Championships! Celebrating its 28th season, it has become the leader among natural bodybuilding events. With over 3 million social media followers, LIVE streaming broadcasts worldwide and exclusive, international television coverage by ESPN International, Eurosport, Star Sport Asia and other worldwide networks, Musclemania® is more recognized and popular than any other natural contest worldwide. And with this popularity, Musclemania® continues to expand throughout the world with regional and international events this year.

Musclemania® began in 1991 as bodybuilding’s first and only tour of world class level staged competitions. Early on, Musclemania® took a bold and challenging step forward by declaring that this exciting event would become a natural event. It would soon become the World’s most popular natural bodybuilding competition while offer competitors a world class production and platform to perform and present their physiques.

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


Any natural bodybuilder is welcome to compete at the Musclemania® Universe regardless of competitive experience including beginners, novices and veterans. Veteran competitors may compete regardless of past or current bodybuilding federation affiliations.


At the prejudging all contestants will be equally and fairly judged within their division and classes. This will include (1) an initial line-up, (2) mandatory poses and comparisons and (3) selected grouping comparisons. The process is rigorous and demanding, but with the sole intention of selecting who deserves to be a Musclemania® Universe Finalist and Champion. Musclemania® judging criteria is based upon four, equally scored categories:

  • Symmetry – 30%
  • Muscle Mass – 30%
  • Condition – 30%
  • Posing & Presentation – 10%

At the Finals all contestants will be introduced to the audience and participate in a Class Posedown. The Top 5 Finalists in each Division and/or Class will perform their individual posing routines. Routines are limited to 90 seconds.

Musclemania® is known to be a world class stage event. This reputation is earned, in part, due to state-of-art audio system, provided by Digital Dolby.  Only USB music sources will be accepted. No CD, DVD, iPhone or other sources will be accepted.


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.

Disqualified Competitors