Welcome to the Musclemania America & World Championships! Celebrating its 25th season, it has become the leader among natural bodybuilding events. With exclusive, international television coverage by ESPN International, TSN RDS Canada, Sky Sport Britain, Star Sport Asia and other worldwide networks, Musclemania is more recognized 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 America’s most popular natural bodybuilding competition.


America Open Men*

  • Lightweight Class
  • Middleweight Class
  • Heavyweight Class

World Open Men*

  • Lightweight Class
  • Middleweight Class
  • Heavyweight Class

America Junior Men

  • 22 Years & Younger – One Division

America Open Women*

  • One Division

America Masters

  • Over 45 Years of Age

World Professional* **

  • Short Class
  • Medium Class
  • Tall Class

* Weight & height classes subject to change and will be determined at show after check-in.
**Prequalification Required


Any natural bodybuilder is welcome to compete at the Musclemania® America 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® America 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. Only CD-R disc music will be accepted. No CD-RW, mini-CD, iPod or USB drives will be accepted.


Professional spray tanning services are available at most shows. Please check show details. Tanning creams are banned at Musclemania and Fitness Universe Shows.


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.