So, for the second time the same person that won the open figure also won the open physique.....does that seem wrong ro anybody else? Wasnt the new class started specifically to be different? What are your thoughts on it...
Definitely. I was told men couldn't do bb and physique. So why the double standard?
Two different physic for two different divisions.nothing surprises me with this sport in the ifbb.the shows are fixed.correct me if I'm wrong the physic division was established because there were girls who were slightly more muscular than the figure girls but not as big as the womens bb so they created the physic division which i prefer.this is why there is so much double standards in this sport.know the question is where does that leave the physic girls once again?
(This link will get you to the RXmuscle gallery for the NY Pro show - click on Comparisons for Physique)
You can see she has decidedly fuller muscle bellies than most everyone in Physique. And the comparable ladies I've seen typically are coming from BB, but there seems to be a fine line of delineation in the overall "shape" of the body that favors Figure. And like I said, I often see the Figure competitors look tighter. That part I don't get - I see it particularly at the pro level where the Figure girls are bigger AND tighter.
Mostly it feels like there's just mega overcompensation to make it NOT bodybuilding. But in most case it looks more SUB Figure and not very interesting. Its evolving, as does everything on teh women's side. You can't enter a Physique category and EXPECT the "right" results. You very much still need to go in w/ your best package, but be aware of the current trend. The logic of it all still ain't there. But the goal of competing against yourself still is!
Last edited by sassy69; 07-15-2012 at 11:13 AM.
Im actually happy with myself for setting the goal and going for it, just knowing I have to work harder to get better at this sport I did notice it was more like a beauty pageant than a muscular development comparison...I was told I should glam it up LOL. So...live and learn is the motto....and be sure next time I will be better prepared!
my states that i compete in doesnt allow you to crossover from figure to physique. that is garbage. i thought the level of conditioning or as it was supposed to be set up was bikini figure/fitness, physique and then the ultimate conditioning coming from bodybuilders. isnt that the way it was supposed to go? that to me sounds like you took a royal screwing by politics. and that is a sad part of our sport
She looks incredible in that photo.to me that perfection.
I think she is a great example of what I pictured a physique winner to be...she has good size and symmetry, and is very feminine and sexy...
i agree with sass...juliana looks amazing and imho does exactly personify what i understood the physique category to be...it makes no sense to me that a physique competitor should come in softer than a figure...
so much bias in this sport...so little lack of consistency...
fwiw, in ny there is no crossover either...not that i would ever be mistaken for them...lol..
You look great buddy!
I think the "problem class" is figure. It seems that the amateur figure girls are a bit softer. Generally the figure girls that are turning pro are much harder. Then as we reach the higher levels of competition such as the Arnold or Olympia, the girls seem to soften up a bit. Thus the problem is when figure girls go hard to turn pro. The look is very similar to physique.
Last edited by GiantSlayer; 03-31-2013 at 06:14 PM.
I think WPD is just another act from from the feds to abandone FBB. Sad but true.
But i hope i am wrong .... i beeeg
The problem in trying to guess what each category looks like is that it differs so much show to show, region to region, as well. I would like to see more and enforced consistency across categories and also from amateur to pro as well.
Yes, I would hope that having one person win figure AND physique would be done with, with two different sets of criteria they should never win both...hence my original gripe. I suppose in smaller shows it could still be an issue, just because there are less competitors, but in the large shows it should never happen.