Welcome to the Musclemania®! Celebrating its 28th season, it has become the leader among natural bodybuilding events. With exclusive, live streaming broadcasts and 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.
- Musclemania® Open
- Musclemania® Junior (22 – 16 years of age)
- Musclemania® Masters (40 years and older)
- Musclemania® Professional
Weight & height classes will be determined after check-in
Professional prequalification required
Contestants must be at least 16 years of age
Minor contestants must have written parental consent
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.
JUDGING AND 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® 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 music provided on USB drive will be accepted.
DRUG TESTING CRITERIA
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.