It should be noted that the IFBB’s new Classic Physique category will not replace the Classic Bodybuilding division.
IFBB officials introduced the Classic Physique to competitions in order to improve the sport of bodybuilding. The new IFBB division will make its international debut at the 2018 Arnold Classic Europe which will be hosted between 27 to 30 September in Barcelona, Spain. The official categories that will be included at the Arnold Classic Europe will consist of the following:
- up to 1.68m
- up to 1.71m
- up to 1.75m
- up to 1.80m
- over 1.80m
The Classic Physique division will have weight limits, depending on the height of a competitor. The lower limit, for athletes under 1.68m, is +4 kilos, above the height minus the value “100”. The upper limit, for athletes over 1.98m, is +17 kilos, above the height minus the value “100”.
Regarding the attire, Classic Physique competitors must wear a larger one-colour swimsuit, that completely covers the buttocks area.
Visit the IFBB’s officials website at www.ifbb.com for more details.