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MUSCLEMANIA® INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the Musclemania Universe 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 the World’s most popular natural bodybuilding competition.
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DIVISIONS

Open Men*

  • Lightweight Class
  • Middleweight Class
  • Lightheavyweight
  • Heavyweight Class

Junior Men

  • 22 Years & Younger – One Division

Teenage Men

  • 19 Years & Younger – Once Division

Open Women*

  • One Division

Masters

  • Over 45 Years of Age

Professional* **

  • Short Class
  • Tall Class

* Weight & height classes will be determined at show after check-in.
**Prequalification Required
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QUALIFICATIONS

Any natural bodybuilder is welcome to compete at the Musclemania Universe regardless of competitive experience including beginners, novices and veterans. Veteran competitors may compete regardless of past or current bodybuilding federation affiliations.
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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 Universe 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, provided by Digital Dolby. Only CD-R disc music will be accepted. No CD-RW, mini-CD, iPod or USB drives will be accepted.
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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.

View the complete list of Tested and Banned Substances.