Many of you may be aware that the ANB Asia Pacific and many athletes from Australia have been part of the Musclemania competitions held overseas.. Read a little of their history here and a link to their official site where you can be sure to be motivated and inspired and use the Australia competitions for a stepping stone with the goal of heading overseas with all of us in 2012
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 America’s most popular natural bodybuilding competition.
JUDGING & PERFORMANCES
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 Superbody Finalist and Champion.
Musclemania judging criteria is based upon four, equally scored categories:
• Symmetry 30%;
• Muscle Mass 30%;
• Condition 30%;
• Posing Presentation 10% (Top 5 Finalists Only)
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. It is recommended that you take advantage of this available technology by having your music edited and dubbed by an audio technician. Only CD-R disc music will be accepted (do not use CD-RW discs). Music may NOT be provided on cassette.
Events on the Musclemania World Tour are open to any amateur natural bodybuilder. Whether you have past or present bodybuilding federation affiliations, are an independent athlete or a first timer, we invite you to compete against the best natural bodybuilders from throughout America and the world. There are divisions and weight classes for all bodybuilders including Open Men & Women, Novice, Masters, Grand Masters, Junior and Mixed Pairs.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SHOWS
The Musclemania Professional Division is an exclusive event to qualified natural bodybuilders. To qualify, one or more of the following prerequisites must be achieved:
• All Open Men Division Weight Class Winners at Musclemania World (in Hollywood);
• All Open Men Division Weight Class Winners at Musclemania Universe (in Miami);
• All Open Men Division Weight Class Winners at Musclemania Superbody (in New York);
• Overall winner at Musclemania Atlantic;
• Overall winner at Musclemania New York;
• Overall winner at Musclemania Texas;
• Overall winner at selected international events (Asia, Australia, Canada, Central America, Eastern Europe, Europe, Italy, Latino and Mexico; and/or
• By special invitation of the Musclemania Judging Committee.
Junior Men (22 Years of Age & Under)
Masters (Over 40 Years of Age)
Grand Masters (Over 60 Years of Age)
DRUG TESTING CRITERIA
Because the Musclemania World Championships and Figure Universe are natural bodybuilding and ladies figure events, at the discretion of each regional event promoter, the Top 5 Finalists in each Division or Weight Class may be subject to a drug test by urinalysis and/or polygraph methods immediately following their performance at the Finals. At the America, World and Universe Championships, all competitors will be asked to provide a urine sample and be subjected to thorough urinalysis testing. Attached is a complete list of substances which will be included. If a contestant is tested positive for any of the listed substances, the he/she will be disqualified from the competition, forfeit any prizes and/or rewards and be unable to compete in any Musclemania or Figure Universe event worldwide for at least 2 years. Also, if a contestant refuses to submit to drug testing or attempts to manipulate and/or alter the a urinalysis sample, then he/she will be immediately disqualified from the competition. For a complete list of tested substances, visit www.musclemania.com