IFBB has engaged in the promotion and support of Classic Bodybuilding and Women Fitness in the traditional line-up of events.
“Classic Bodybuilding” is a version of bodybuilding for those male athletes who don’t wish to develop their muscles to their “extreme” full potential. Following a specific formula the competitions in this discipline will be performed by body-height categories currently five categories: 168 cm, 171 cm, 175 cm, 180 cm and over 180 cm.
“Women Fitness” was introduced in the early 90’s in response to the increasing demand for competitions for women who prefer to develop a less muscular, yet athletic and aesthetically pleasing physique and also to show their bodies in motion.
In Women Fitness, the emphasis is placed on a shapely, athletic-looking physique with the judges looking for strength elements, flexibility movements, high tempo, technical perfection, elegance and grace.