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16th March 2019

University of Bristol Students’ Union, Richmond Building, 105 Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1LN.

Doors open 12pm, show starts 12.30pm.

Celebrating the Student-Athlete


Have you been lurking in your Uni gym building a physique that will inspire your fellow students to put the pizza down and pick up a protein shake? Do you fancy yourself as the next Arnold Schwarzenegger or better yet the next Allen Rex!? Have you got a bikini bod that would rival Aston Worsfolds’s? If your answer is yes to any of these questions then we’ve got just what you’ve been waiting for! Get on the SPC stage this year!


The UK’s first and only national student fitness competition, MASS SPC, is returning to Bristol, hosted by the Muscle and Athletic Sports Society (MASS). Taking place March 2019 at the University of Bristol, the competition celebrates the very best in student fitness.


Since its launch in March 2014, the national competition has gone from strength to strength, with over 85 students entering across 50 different Universities last year alone. The event invites students to the stage to compete in Men’s Physique, Classic Physique, Bodybuilding, Figure or Bikini classes in a bid to be crowned national champions.


As a student-only event, there will be a level playing field to compete. MASS societies from all of the surrounding Universities send teams to compete and bring groups of supporters; this creates a community atmosphere at the event.


So why not put all your hard-earned gains to the test, and enter the SPC this year!


Browse the other fields on the page to find out about the rules, how to enter, our advice on preparation, spectating and the event sponsors.


The Hunt is on to Find the UK’s Best Built Students…


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MASS SPC CONTEST 2019

OFFICIAL RULES


PURCHASE NECESSARY.



  1. Eligibility: The MASS SPC (the “Contest”) is open only to male and females who are full-time students in higher education studying either an undergrad or postgrad degree as of March 16, 2019. The category of ‘Fresher’ is only open to males and females who meet the original criteria, are in their first year of University study (either foundation or 1st year) and are aged 18-19 years old as of August 31, 2019. No IFBB, PCA or WBFF Professional League athletes are allowed to participate.

  2. Categories: The categories are as follows: Women’s Bikini Transformation, Women’s Bikini Fresher, Women’s Bikini, Women’s Bikini Fitness, Women’s Figure, Men’s Physique Transformation, Men’s Physique Fresher, Men’s Physique, Men’s Classic Physique, Men’s Open Bodybuilding. Women’s Bikini, Women’s Bikini Fitness, Men’s Physique and Men’s Classic Physique may or may not be split into Tall and Short classes on the day depending on competitor numbers in each category. Full category information including judging criteria, attire, presentation and classes is found for each category in the ‘categories’ tab.

  3. Location: The contest will be held on March 16 2019, in the Anson Rooms of the University of Bristol Students Union, Bristol and attendance are required for this Contest.

  4. To Enter: Beginning at 12:01 am GMT on Monday, December 10, 2018, purchase an entry ticket on our SHOP page and submit a SUBMISSIONS FORM quoting your entry ticket order number, completing all information fields in the online form with all your details, attach the relevant public vote photo and where applicable a transformation ‘before’ photo. Once both an entry ticket purchase is made and a details submission have been received we will process your entry, sending confirmation. Contestants for ‘Women’s Figure’, ‘Men’s Classic Physique’ and ‘Men’s Open Bodybuilding’ must email their posing routine music to champs@muscleathleticsports.com indicating the name of the competitor the music is for, posing routine music should be sent in mp3 format and cut to the precise 60 seconds that you’d like played. Posing routine music must be received by March 8 2019, if not received by this date you will be assigned a generic track for your routine. Male competitors may opt to enter multiple classes within the Physique Category such as Men’s Physique Transformation, Men’s Physique Fresher and Men’s Physique and female competitors may opt to enter multiple classes within the Bikini Category such as Women’s Bikini Transformation, Women’s Bikini Fresher and Women’s Bikini however no cross-category competing is allowed i.e. for the men you are not allowed to enter both a Physique category and the Classic Physique category and for the women you are not allowed to enter Women’s Bikini and Women’s Bikini Fitness, the same applies to combinations including Men’s Open Bodybuilding or Women’s Figure. To enter multiple classes select the multiple class entry ticket on our SHOP The only competitors eligible for entering 3 classes are fresher’s who may enter fresher, transformation and open in their respective physique or bikini class should they wish. It is possible to change category and/or upgrade to a dual category at a later stage and you can do this by emailing us at champs@muscleathleticsports.com. The registration fee includes entry to the competition and a pass to join the audience as a spectator. All entry fees are non-refundable. Each contestant is responsible for his/her own time, travel and lodging to the event. All materials submitted become the property of MASS SPC and will not be returned. The final deadline for entries is March 8 2019.

  5. Reporting for registration: On March 15 (the day prior to the contest) contestants must report to our registration desk at the venue between 12 pm and 5 pm in order to be eligible for the Contest. All contestants will be required to show two (2) forms of ID, a valid student ID and a valid form of regular ID (drivers licence or passport). If your student identification does not clearly indicate that you meet our criteria for entry (the student ID must show when it is valid up until) then please bring with you an additional form of proof such as an academic enrolment or acceptance email which shows the necessary information. Failure to appear by the stated times may result in being removed from the competition, and forfeit of the entry fee. A competitor meeting will be held at 6 pm on March 15 at the venue following registration and attendance is mandatory. All times and locations are given for registration and the competitor meeting are provisional, a more detailed timeline of the day will be emailed to all competitors once entries have closed.

  6. Reporting for the Contest. All contestants must be in the competitor holding area ready in their stage wear (or underneath clothes/gowns) for an 11.30am headcount. The competitor holding area will be open from 7 am for tan touch ups. It is up to you what time you arrive as long as you are ready for the 11.30am headcount. You will require your badge in order to enter the competitor holding area, this you will receive at registration the day before where you will also be shown where the competitor holding area is.

  7. Winner Selection: One (1) 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner will be selected for each class by judges. All class winners will be brought together at the end of the contest to decide the overall men’s and women’s champions.

  8. Prizes: Prize details will be released in the build-up to the competition as sponsorship of the event increases. No prize package includes taxes, insurance, personal expenses, gratuities, incidental charges or any other items not specifically described in these Official Rules, and all expenses for any of the foregoing are the sole responsibility of the prize winner(s). Travel expenses are not paid as part of any of the prizes. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for any prizes will be permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor due to the unavailability of prizes for any reason, including but not limited to cancellation, scheduling conflicts or force majeure. Any remaining components of the prize will be awarded and the Sponsor’s obligation to the winners will be fulfilled, and no other additional compensation will be provided. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.

  9. General: The Contest is governed by the laws of the United Kingdom. By entering, entrants/winners agree: (a) to release the organiser and its sponsors from all liability, loss or damage arising out of or relating to the participation of entrants/winners in the Contest, including with respect to their acceptance and use/misuse of the prizes; (b) to be bound by these Official Rules; (c) that the decision of the organiser is final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest; (d) to the use of their names, personal information and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes in all media worldwide (including the Internet) without additional compensation; and (e) that the show may be broadcast on TV or the world wide web. By accepting prizes, winners consent that sponsors may use the winner’s name, image (including but not limited to photographs, videos and other likenesses), biographical information and statements concerning the Contestant, without compensation in connection with advertising, promotion and merchandising, and winners irrevocably grant the right to edit or modify and to publish and copyright the foregoing. Winners must also make themselves available to travel at organisers expense for promotional purposes. By accepting prizes, winners agree to hold the organiser and its managers, employees, agents, sponsors, licensees, successors and assigns, harmless from and against any and all claims and liability arising out of any and all prizes. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participating in the Contest. By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and understand that the Contest results are final in all respects. By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to hold the organiser and its managers, employees, agents, sponsors, licensees, successors and assigns, harmless from and against any and all claims and liability arising out of such participation. Entrant is responsible for all online charges incurred by entrant’s internet service provider. The organiser does not make any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact, or in law, relative to the use of any prize, including, without limitation, quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

  10. Photo submission & the public vote: along with your submission form you should submit 1-5 photos of your physique for public voting. By entering the competition and submitting your photos you agree that you own the photo and provide a royalty-free, non-exclusive license to print your name and publish and modify your image for any MASS SPC campaign, in any media worldwide at any time. No copyright or ownership will be transferred to MASS SPC. Once public voting has started the organisers (“MASS SPC”) cannot judge, cannot vote and cannot contribute to any applicant’s campaign. Only votes cast on official MASS media outlets will be counted, the vote will primarily take place on the MASS Student Physique Championships Facebook page with an embedded vote box on our website, also. No likes or wall posts on other outlets will be counted. The public vote is judged solely on likes from third-party users. Public voting will go live as soon as MASS SPC uploads competitor’s photos to its website/Facebook page. The sooner competitors enter the competition the longer time they will have to be exposed to public voting. Public voting will close at the interval of the show. The public vote is a separate competition running alongside the main event, there will be prizes and awards for the competitors with the highest public vote. The public vote does not count towards the scores or outcome of the contested categories.

  11. Personal information: Any personal information that the winner or participants submit in connection with the Contest will be collected and used by the Sponsors and its authorized agents to administer the Contest and to award prizes. Participant’s personal information may also be used to send additional information about Sponsor, Sponsor’s affiliates and licensee, and each of their respective products and programs via electronic and ordinary mail. Except as set forth herein, a participant’s personal information will not be used for any other purpose and will not be shared with anyone else unless required by law.

  12. Banned Substances: The following substances are banned from being used and all competitors must provide urine and/or blood samples and/or undertake a polygraph test if asked to do so in order for the MASS SPC to ensure that the competition is clean. ANABOLIC STERIODS. TESTOSTERONE (Testosterone/epitestosterone Ratio). The T/E ratio is used to measure the presence of exogenous testosterone, or illicit elevation of testosterone levels. A T/E ratio in excess of 4/1 is ruled as positive, no matter what the cause. GROWTH HORMONES (pharmaceutical HGH, HCG and any other related compounds). HORMONES AND PRECURSORS The use of any hormone (injectable, oral, sublingual or otherwise) for bodybuilding purposes including insulin is strictly prohibited. All hormonal precursors (androstenedione, 19 norandrostenedione, etc.) are banned. PRESCRIPTION DIURETICS (Fen-Phen and all other prescription weight-loss substances used for bodybuilding purposes, even when physician-prescribed are banned). PSYCHOMOTOR STIMULANTS. MUSCLE IMPLANTS OF ANY KIND. CHEMICALS/DRUGS USED TO DECEIVE OR PASS POLYGRAPH. CLENBUTEROL AND GHB. ANY ILLEGAL OR ILLICIT BODYBUILDING DRUG OR SUBSTANCE. ANY FDA-BANNED SUBSTANCE UNLESS INDICATED. ANY IOC-BANNED SUBSTANCE UNLESS INDICATED. ANY WADA PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES


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Women’s Bikini & Bikini Fitness


Pre-Judging (First Half)

Round 1: I-Walk: The contestant enters the stage and performs an I-Walk. The contestant should walk across the rear of the stage to the centre, turn to face the front then walk to the front centre of the stage and perform her individual I-Walk routine. Involving up to 10 poses of any choice and order in accordance with the style of posing for the category and at the centre point; you will have roughly 45-60 seconds to perform your I-walk from the point of entering the stage. Taking considerably more than this will result in being marked down.

Once the I-Walk is completed the contestant then joins the line up at the rear of the stage.*For the transformation category your transformation photos will be shown and your story read before you come out for your I-Walk.

Round 2: Comparisons: Following the I-walk contestants will be brought to the front of the stage in groups of 5-10 where they will be asked to perform comparison poses in the order shown:



  1. front facing

  2. left side

  3. rear facing

  4. right side


(hands not allowed above the head, both feet must be facing in the same direction on the side facing poses)


Finals (Second Half)

Round 1: Entrance Pose: the contestant enters the stage, walks across the rear of the stage to centre rear, faces the audience, walks to the front of the stage and performs 1 pose of choice, then turns and joins the line up at the rear of the stage.

Round 2: Comparisons: following the entrance pose contestants will be brought to the front of the stage in groups of 5 where they will be asked to perform comparison poses in the order shown:



  1. front facing

  2. left side

  3. rear facing

  4. right side


(hands not allowed above the head, both feet must be facing in the same direction on the side facing poses)

Round 3: Awards: Judging is finalised and 3rd – 1st place winners are awarded. All competitors leave the stage apart from the top 3 who remain for photographs. All competitors leave the stage apart from 1st place who remains for photographs.


Women’s Bikini Posing Vs Women’s Bikini Fitness Posing

Women’s bikini posing a slightly more relaxed posing and the lats should not be spread from the rear. In Women’s Bikini Fitness competitors should aim to show a little more musculature,  with lats spread from the rear and emphasis on an ‘X’ shaped frame throughout.


Women’s Figure


Pre-Judging (First Half)

Round 1: Free Posing routine: Competitors will be invited on stage one at a time in numerical order to perform their posing routines. The posing routine is to last 1 minute only. Music for the posing routine is to be submitted as part of the contestant’s application if entering the Women’s Figure Category and should be cut to the exact 60 seconds of preference. The free posing routine can be a rehearsed routine or freestyle… be as creative as you wish. The music will start when you are onstage and have assumed a still position. Competitors are to remove their posing heels for the routine to allow more freedom to pose.

Round 2: Comparisons: Following the T-walk contestants will be brought to the front of the stage in groups of 5-10 where they will be asked to perform comparison poses in the order shown:



  1. front facing

  2. left side

  3. rear facing

  4. right side

  5. Front pose hands above the head

  6. Favourite side pose

  7. Rear pose hands above the head

  8. Favourite side pose

  9. Favourite front pose


(For 1-4 hands not allowed above the head, both feet must be facing in the same direction)

Contestants may be asked to perform the series of quarter turns and/or favourite poses more than once and must be prepared to do so if called upon.

Round 3: Pose Down: The entire category is invited to the front of the stage to show their best poses to the judges in no particular order. This will last 60 seconds only and is a fast and upbeat round. Competitors should make their way to the front of the stage with reasonable haste and pose. Once at the front of the stage competitors are to continue to move between poses for the duration of the pose down while being conscious of other competitors around them and the edge of the stand.


Finals (Second Half)

Round 1: Entry Pose: The contestant enters the stage, walks across the rear of the stage to centre rear, faces the audience, walks to the front of the stage and performs 1 pose of choice, then turns and joins the line up at the rear of the stage.

Round 2: Comparisons: Following the entry pose contestants will be brought to the front of the stage in groups of 5-10 where they will be asked to perform comparison poses in the order shown:



  1. front facing

  2. left side

  3. rear facing

  4. right side

  5. Front pose hands above the head

  6. Favourite side pose

  7. Rear pose hands above the head

  8. Favourite side pose

  9. Favourite front pose


(For 1-4 hands not allowed above the head, both feet must be facing in the same direction)

Contestants may be asked to perform the series of quarter turns and/or favourite poses more than once and must be prepared to do so if called upon.

Round 3: Awards: Judging is finalised and 3rd – 1st place winners are awarded. All competitors leave the stage apart from the top 3 who remain for photographs. All competitors leave the stage apart from 1st place who remains for photographs.


Men’s Physique 


Pre-Judging (first half)

Round 1: I-Walk: The contestant enters the stage and performs an I-Walk. The contestant should walk across the rear of the stage to the centre, turn to face the front then walk to the front centre of the stage and perform his individual I-Walk routine. Involving up to 10 poses of any choice and order in accordance with the style of posing for the category and at the centre point; you will have roughly 45-60 seconds to perform your I-walk from the point of entering the stage. Taking considerably more than this will result in being marked down.

Once the I-Walk is completed the contestant then joins the line up at the rear of the stage. *For the transformation category your transformation photos will be shown and your story read before you come out for your I-Walk.

Round 2: Comparisons: Following the I-walk contestants will be brought to the front of the stage in groups of 5-10 where they will be asked to perform comparison poses in the order shown:



  1. front facing

  2. left side

  3. rear facing

  4. right side


(hands not allowed above the head, both feet must be facing in the same direction for the front and rear poses)


Finals (Second half)

Round 1: Entrance Pose: The contestant enters the stage, walks across the rear of the stage to centre rear, faces the audience, walks to the front of the stage and performs 1 pose of choice, then turns and joins the line up at the rear of the stage.

Round 2: Comparisons: Following the entrance pose contestants will be brought to the front of the stage in groups of 5-10 where they will be asked to perform comparison poses in the order shown:



  1. front facing

  2. left side

  3. rear facing

  4. right side


(hands not allowed above the head, both feet must be facing in the same direction for the front and rear poses)

Round 3: Awards: Judging is finalised and 3rd – 1st place winners are awarded. All competitors leave the stage apart from the top 3 who remain for photographs. All competitors leave the stage apart from 1st place who remains for photographs.


Men’s Classic Physique


Pre-Judging (First Half)

Round 1: Free Posing routine: Competitors will be invited on stage one at a time in numerical order to perform their posing routines.

The posing routine is to last 1 minute only. Music for the posing routine is to be submitted as part of the contestant’s application if entering the Class physique Category and should be cut to the exact 60 seconds of preference. The free posing routine can be a rehearsed routine or freestyle… be as creative as you wish. The music will start when you are onstage and have assumed a still position.

Round 2: Mandatory poses: The entire line up is called onstage in numerical order and forms in equal numbers along diagonal lines at each side of the stage. The centre stage area is left clear. Contestants will be called to step forward in groups to the centre of the stage where they will line up and perform the following mandatory poses in the order shown:



  1. Front double biceps

  2. Front lat spread

  3. Side chest

  4. Back double biceps

  5. Back lat spread

  6. Abdominals and thighs

  7. Favourite classic pose (no most muscular)


Contestants may be asked to perform the series of poses more than once and must be prepared to do so if called upon.

Round 3: Pose Down: The entire category is invited to the front of the stage to show their best poses to the judges in no particular order. This will last 60 seconds only and is a fast and upbeat round. Competitors should make their way to the front of the stage with reasonable haste and pose. Once at the front of the stage competitors are to continue to move between poses for the duration of the pose down while being conscious of other competitors around them and the edge of the stand.


Finals (second half)

Round 1: Entry pose: The contestant enters the stage, walks across the rear of the stage to centre rear, faces the audience, walks to the front of the stage and performs 1 pose of choice, then turns and joins the line up at the rear of the stage.

Round 2: Mandatory poses: Contestants will be called to step forward in groups to the centre of the stage where they will line up and perform the following 5 mandatory poses in the order shown:



  1. Front double biceps

  2. Front lat spread

  3. Side chest

  4. Back double biceps

  5. Back lat spread

  6. Abdominals and thighs

  7. Favourite classic pose (no most muscular)


Contestants may be asked to perform the series of poses more than once and must be prepared to do so if called upon.

Round 3: Awards: Judging is finalised and 3rd – 1st place winners are awarded. All competitors leave the stage apart from the top 3 who remain for photographs. All competitors leave the stage apart from 1st place who remains for photographs.


Men’s Open Bodybuilding


Pre-Judging (First Half)


Round 1: Free Posing routine: Competitors will be invited on stage one at a time in numerical order to perform their posing routines. The posing routine is to last 1 minute only. Music for the posing routine is to be submitted as part of the contestant’s application if entering the Open Bodybuilding Category and should be cut to the exact 60 seconds of preference. The free posing routine can be a rehearsed routine or freestyle… be as creative as you wish. The music will start when you are onstage and have assumed a still position.

Round 2: Mandatory poses: The entire line up is called onstage in numerical order and forms in equal numbers along diagonal lines at each side of the stage. The centre stage area is left clear. Contestants will be called to step forward in groups to the centre of the stage where they will line up and perform the following mandatory and muscular poses in the order shown:


Mandatory poses round:



  1. Front relaxed

  2. Side relaxed

  3. Rear relaxed

  4. Side relaxed


Muscular poses round:



  1. Front double biceps

  2. Front lat spread

  3. Side chest

  4. Back double biceps

  5. Back lat spread

  6. Side triceps

  7. Abdominals and thighs

  8. Most muscular


Contestants may be asked to perform the series of poses more than once and must be prepared to do so if called upon.

Round 3: Pose Down: The entire category is invited to the front of the stage to show their best poses to the judges in no particular order. This will last 60 seconds only and is a fast and upbeat round. Competitors should make their way to the front of the stage with reasonable haste and pose. Once at the front of the stage competitors are to continue to move between poses for the duration of the pose down while being conscious of other competitors around them and the edge of the stand.


Finals (second half)

Round 1: Entry Pose: The contestant enters the stage, walks across the rear of the stage to centre rear, faces the audience, walks to the front of the stage and performs 1 pose of choice, then turns and joins the line up at the rear of the stage.

Round 2: Mandatory poses: Contestants will be called to step forward in groups to the centre of the stage where they will line up and perform the following mandatory and muscular poses in the order shown:


Mandatory poses round:



  1. Front relaxed

  2. Side relaxed

  3. Rear relaxed

  4. Side relaxed


Muscular poses round:



  1. Front double biceps

  2. Front lat spread

  3. Side chest

  4. Back double biceps

  5. Back lat spread

  6. Side triceps

  7. Abdominals and thighs

  8. Most muscular


Contestants may be asked to perform the series of poses more than once and must be prepared to do so if called upon.

Round 3: Awards: Judging is finalised and 3rd – 1st place winners are awarded. All competitors leave the stage apart from the top 3 who remain for photographs. All competitors leave the stage apart from 1st place who remains for photographs.


spc_bannerSPECTATOR TICKETS


Purchase Spectator Tickets through our Fatsoma Tickets page below. They’re £7.50 for children, £9.50 for students, £12.50 for adults or £15 on the day.

We expect the event to sell out, so get yours right away. Online sales will close at 6pm March 15 ’19.

Committee and members of MASS have access to discounts, speak to your society reps to gain the codes.

You can become a rep for spectator tickets and earn commission on all spectator tickets that your friends buy! So if you have people coming to watch you, then why not earn a little money to put back into your prep!

Thanks for supporting the MASS Student Physique championships.



Becoming a Ticket Rep


How To


Head to the ticket page here and hit ‘request to rep’ on the right-hand side. Or you may have already been sent an invitation to rep from us via email! You have to create an account in order to accept the rep invite, then once you’ve created an account and accepted the rep invite/had your request to rep accepted you can click ‘REP’ along the top menu on the Fatsoma website and it’ll show you the events your rep for and there will be a ‘promote’ button next to the event which will give you your unique link – you’ll only earn a commission when someone clicks through that link before buying. So once you have that link, if anyone says they want to come and watch you, simply send them the link. The ‘REP’ dashboard will show you how many clicks/sales you’ve had so you can check if your mums bought her ticket yet or not, haha!


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We’re proud to be sponsored by Maximuscle, the very best in sports nutrition. Maximuscle will be providing top of the range sports supplement prizes for all of our category winners.


Category winners will also will be invited to an exclusive winners photoshoot courtesy of our photography sponsor.


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MASS SPC Contest Prep Group Mentoring


Take out the Guess Work

14 weeks of contest prep mentoring

Every year we get large numbers of students contacting us saying they want to compete but don’t know what they’re doing, can’t afford a prep coach and wouldn’t know where to start.


MASS SPC Contest Prep Group Mentoring is here to change that. Ran by MASS Head of Fitness Education and seasoned contest prep coach Dr Paul Rimmer you can have expert knowledge in your corner, learn in the process and get the same results, for half the price.


Why SPC Contest Prep Group Mentoring?



  • Learn the Fundamentals of Contest Prep

  • Expert Support in Your Corner

  • Make the Right Decisions at the Right Times

  • Be Your Very Best on Stage

  • Same Results, Half the Price


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This isn’t coaching, this is mentoring. You won’t be told what to do, you’ll be taught what to do. Paul will teach you how to plan your own prep, it’s then your responsibility to execute. We start you off with an in-person plans and systems set up with Paul. Then, at regular intervals, you will submit check-ins and changes to review on the phone with Paul. There’s a Facebook support group and regular webinars along the way.


Includes:



  • 14 Weeks Contest Prep Mentoring

  • Initial Custom Training and Nutrition Plan Setup

  • In Person Workshop

  • 1 to 1 Phone Call Feedback

  • Pro Peak Week Guidance

  • Facebook Group Support


For both Men and Women.


In Person Setup Workshop


Dates

Chester – Saturday 8th December

Bristol (UWE) – Sunday 9th December


9.30am – 11.30am – Group Mentoring



  • 9.30am Individualisation – look at your plans, how to select food choices, eating times, cardio, day plan

  • 10.15am Progression – how to make weekly adjustments

  • 11.00am Timeline – how to check in, what happens from here


All plans will be made and sent to you prior to the workshop


11.30am – 3.30pm SPC Workshop*



  • 12pm About the SPC – the categories, day running, tanning, stage wear, posing

  • 1pm About Contest Prep – a breakdown from Dr Paul Rimmer

  • 2pm Posing Seminar – posing demonstrations and tuition


*SPC workshop is an optional extra, incurring additional cost

**SPC workshop times may vary depending on the location you opt for, check SPC Workshop tab for precise times


The Details



  • Check-ins are done individually, the contestant does their own weekly check-in and sends it to Paul

  • Check-in requires photos, weight, how the week went, what changes you’ll make going into the next week based on the weeks’ progress

  • Check-ins are done via a google form with photos.

  • Paul feeds back if changes are good or changes are no good/need tweaking.

  • At 2 weeks out, Thurs 28th Feb, there will be a webinar for all participants on Peak Week

  • You then have 1 week to write your own peak week before submitting your plan for review on next check-in.


Conditions



  • All check-ins are submitted via google form that both Dr Paul Rimmer and David Bissell have access to.

  • First 7 weeks are check in every other week (8th December to 20th Jan)

  • Second 7 weeks are check in weekly (27th Jan to 10th March)

  • Need to have signed up at least 5 days prior to the in-person workshop to give time for the initial plan setup

  • Upon signing up, you will need to fill in a form providing details (see further below)


Cost


SPC Contest Prep Group Mentoring – £150


Staged payments available

Deposit £60 – upon sign up

Mid £60 – due by 27th January

Final £30 – due by Thurs 28th February


SPC Contest Prep Group Mentoring including SPC Workshop – £165


Staged payments available

Deposit £75 – upon sign up

Mid £60 – due by 27th January

Final £30 – due by Thurs 28th February



  • Learn the Nuts and Bolts of Contest Prep

  • Be able to Prep Yourself for Future Shows Thereafter

  • Understand the Science Behind What You’re Doing


To Register


Buy your SPC Group Mentoring Package below. Either the SPC Group Mentoring or the SPC Group Mentoring including SPC Workshop, either full payment or the initial deposit.


Following the purchase, complete the initial questionnaire form. You will need your order number from your purchase handy when completing the initial questionnaire.


SPC Group Mentoring Packages



Initial Questionnaire

Please download and complete our 3-day activity log prior. You will need to submit your complete log in the questionnaire.


As you work through the log, please log your food and meals for all three of the days in myfitnesspal at the same time. You will need to submit screenshots of your complete food diaries for all three days showing the total kcal page and nutrients page showing the amounts (not percentage) of macro and micronutrients. See example here.


*The initial questionnaire must be submitted by Thursday 6th December.


INITIAL QUESTIONAIRE: CLICK HERE


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MASS SPC has banned all tans and bronzers that can be wiped off. If the tan comes off by simply wiping, the athlete will not be allowed to enter the stage. Artificial body colouring and self-tanning products are allowed and advised provided that it is not an ‘instant-tan’ and does not wipe off. Examples of banned tanning products include ‘dream tan’. If you have coloured skin we still recommend obtaining a competition tan as the tan adds texture to the skin and reflects the stage lights better, showing off your physique more so than if you were on stage without a tan. It is not mandatory however MASS recommends using the competitions official tanning provider to ensure a streak-free tan, touch-ups the morning of and between pre-judging and finals and pre-stage glaze.


Get Bronzed


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SPC Competition Tanning Provider


Professional contest tanning will be available from Get Bronzed.

www.getbronzed.co.uk

Price is £40

This includes your competition spray tan, repairs/touch-ups and glazing before you go onstage.

Acquiring a streak-free well-balanced tan is a tough task for even the most experienced fake tanners among us. Stage tan is very different to regular tan; it’s designed to bring out definition under bright lights and works in symmetry with competition glaze to really show off your hard work in the best possible way.

To help you understand the process a little better Get Bronzed have information available on their website on their ADVICE page here

On these pages, there is information about what you need to be doing in the build up to being tanned, what to expect on tanning day and protocols you should follow after being tanned to keep the tan crisp.

You are welcome to arrange your own tan. We are very lucky to have a student discount rate with Get Bronzed, and do advise that after you’ve purchased the tan, glaze and arranged someone to spray it on for you it will most likely end up costing you similar if not more than Get Bronzed, so why not save yourself the hassle and book onto this all-inclusive service!


To Book:


Booking will be available on the Get Bronzed website shortly. Check back here regularly for updates.


Tanning will be on Friday March 15 the DAY BEFORE the show. Time slots are on a first come first served basis. Bookings will be taken on the day if there is availability but this cannot be guaranteed as those who have booked in advance will receive 1st priority.


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The MASS Student Physique Championships Public Vote is all about getting your friends and family involved in your journey, putting yourself out there to the fitness industry, sharing a bit about yourself and getting to know your fellow competitors too all while helping raise awareness for the competition.


Vote for your friends and favourite competitors by searching for and liking their photo(s) in the album below. This competition is run separate to the main competition, with some awesome prizes for the highest public vote winner!


 


Publicity Advice


The public vote is not only a competition to win some great prizes, it’s an opportunity to raise your public profile. The MASS SPC gives you something to talk about, and a reason to reach out to people and organisations for features and support. Here are some of the ways you can build your profile by promoting your public vote image.


General sharing, friends, family


The most obvious and immediate route is sharing the picture and getting it out there, asking friends and family to support you by doing the same. This can be very powerful if you have lots of friends. You can keep them updated through your own profile or page, or create an event and invite everyone to it. This method can become exhausted quickly and people will switch off so you need to make sure you’re bringing people in on your journey and not just asking them to vote. 4/5 posts should be aspirational, about your journey, engaging your audience and getting them interested and the other 1/5 should be asking them to actually make the vote


Groups of people you have things in common with


People outside of your friends, family and social circles will need a reason to support you – which means you need to share something in common with them; this could be groups, teams, establishments, societies, ethnic groups, pretty much anything you’ve been a part of even all the way back to girl guides if you still have those links. Some examples;



  • Your gym and all the people there – Does your gym have social pages? And do some of the people who train there have high profiles?

  • Your sports team or society(s) – your MASS society is an obvious one, but if you’re also a member of the chess club, lacrosse, squash… whatever it is – get their support!

  • Your department. Representing the Engineering geeks… yeeeeah, buddy!

  • You went on the Uni ski-trip… SkiSoc?

  • Your workplace, everyone at work and maybe even through the head office if it’s a big company and you can swing that.


Media outlets


Just like groups of people who you have things in common with, if you can find media outlets who you have things in common with then they’re likely to support you too. For media outlets, generally anything specific to the area you study it will be interested;



  • Your Students Union newspaper and website

  • Your University newspaper and website

  • Local newspapers and websites

  • Online news websites local to your area

  • Your University TV station

  • Your University radio station

  • The local radio station


Additionally. Any media outlets for the groups mentioned in the above section might be interested too. For example;



  • UK American Football coverage

  • The engineering weekly


It can be hard to figure out who all the media outlets are and where to find them. So each time you manage to get a feature with one be sure to ask who else they recommend.


Know what you’re asking for!


Don’t ask and you won’t get, so make sure you know what you’re asking for right from the offset. The establishment, company or group you may be asking to help support your campaign will have more than one outlet which you can ask them to use. Here as some examples;



  • Social pages – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. The most immediate one to ask for, see if they can share the photo directly. Pages with large followings will want something in return so you’ll need to get creative, or try the below…

  • Website blog – This is a good one. If you can write an article on your prep or something interesting then a fitness, lifestyle, Uni or some sort of blog website may want to feature it. Make sure you ask them to ‘embed’ your voting photo at the end. Offer to share it out and drive traffic to their blog to help them in return. You can reuse the same blog post but edit it slightly for each website so that it suits their theme, for example; if you were going for UniLad then you’d have to tailor it to them by putting some sort of banter in there, if it’s a course-based publisher then something about your training/diet experience alongside your course.

  • Mailing list; Get an email ‘e-shot’ sent out. Offer to write the text, provide the photos and most importantly – link it back to them. If someone’s going to go as far as to do a mailshot for you then the subject has to look good for them. If you’ve already done a blog for them then they could embed the blog into the e-shot… easy peasy, but you’ll have to ask!


For any further advice or questions get in touch at media@muscleathleticsports.com where one of our experts will be happy to help.


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Women’s Bikini


Judging Criteria

Balance and Shape

Judges will be looking for fit contestants who display the best overall body development and shape; the presentation of a balanced, proportionally and symmetrically developed, complete physique.

The physique will be assessed as to its level of overall body tone. The body parts should have a nice and firm appearance with a decreased amount of body fat but may have a “softer” and “smoother” look than in bikini fitness and figure. The physique should neither be excessively muscular nor excessively lean and should be free from muscle separation and striations. Physiques that are considered too muscular, too hard or too lean will be marked down.

Stage Presence & Personality

Judges are looking for the contestant with the best overall physical appearance including complexion, skin tone and ability to present herself with confidence, poise and grace. The hair and makeup should complement the “Total Package” presented by the athlete.

The judge’s assessment of the athlete’s physique includes the athlete’s entire presentation, from the moment she walks onstage until the moment she walks offstage. At all times, the Bikini competitor is viewed with the emphasis on a “healthy and fit” physique, in an attractively presented “Total Package”

Transformation Class

The desired physique and stage posing and presentation is the same for the transformation class as it is for the regular physique classes.

In addition to this, transformation categories will have their submitted ‘before’ photos are shown on the day and their transformation story from their submission form read out loud for the judges to hear.

Judges will take into consideration both the competitors physique and presentation in line with category judging criteria and the competitor’s transformation journey.

Transformations, where the competitor has come from an illness or injury, been severely overweight or underweight and/or has overcome some tough disorders or barriers to get to the competition, is what we are looking for. We aren’t looking for 15-year-old you before you started lifting and 21 years old you now with your journey being 6 years of consisting lifting, this would be considered the regular growth and change of a physique over time and not a transformation. However, if you’ve made considerable gains within a short space of time this may be still be considered a transformation.


Classes

Women’s Bikini Transformation: open only to females who meet the original criteria and have undergone a transformation.

Women’s Bikini Fresher: open only to females who meet the original criteria, are in their first year of University study and are aged 18-19 years old as of August 31, 2019.

Women’s Bikini: our open bikini class, open only to females who meet the original criteria. This class may be split into ‘tall’ and ‘short’ categories on the day depending on numbers.


Women’s Bikini Fitness


Judging Criteria

Balance and Shape

Judges will be looking for fit contestants who display the best overall body development and shape; the presentation of a balanced, proportionally and symmetrically developed, complete physique.

The physique will be assessed as to its level of overall body tone. There should be more muscle development than in the bikini category, particularly in the upper body such as shoulders and back, including the ability to ‘spread’ the lats. The body parts should have a nice and firm appearance with a decreased amount of body fat but may have a “softer” and “smoother” look than in figure. The physique should neither be excessively muscular nor excessively lean, capped delts and in some cases some separation in the quads is to be expected, but no visible striations. Physiques that are considered too muscular, too hard or too lean will be marked down.

Stage Presence & Personality

Judges are looking for the contestant with the best overall physical appearance including complexion, skin tone and ability to present herself with confidence, poise and grace. The hair and makeup should complement the “Total Package” presented by the athlete.

The judge’s assessment of the athlete’s physique includes the athlete’s entire presentation, from the moment she walks onstage until the moment she walks offstage. At all times, the Bikini competitor is viewed with the emphasis on a “healthy and fit” physique, in an attractively presented “Total Package”.


Classes

Women’s Bikini Fitness: our open bikini fitness class. Open only to females who meet the original criteria. This class may be split into short and tall classes on the day depending on entry numbers.



Women’s Figure


Judging Criteria

Muscularity and shape

Judges are looking for a small degree of muscularity with separation all-around, some visible striations but not in excess, muscle shape, density, and definition while still bearing in mind the competitor’s overall balanced development and femininity.

Presentation and appearance

A full general assessment of the presentation of a balanced, symmetrically developed physique. A healthy appearance, the condition of the skin and the skin tone and the athlete’s ability to present onstage with confidence.


Classes

Women’s Figure: our open figure class. Open only to females who meet the original criteria.


Men’s Physique


Judging Criteria

Muscularity and Body Condition

Judges will be looking for fit contestants who display proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition. This is not a bodybuilding contest so extreme muscularity should be marked down.

Stage Presence & Personality

Judges are looking for the contestant with the best stage presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.

The judge’s assessment of the athlete’s physique includes the athlete’s entire presentation, from the moment he walks onstage until the moment he walks offstage. At all times, the Physique competitor is viewed with the emphasis on a “healthy and fit” physique, in an attractively presented “Total Package”.

Transformation Class

The desired physique and stage posing and presentation is the same for the transformation class as it is for the regular physique classes.

In addition to this, transformation categories will have their submitted ‘before’ photos shown on the day and their transformation story from their submission form readout for the judges to hear.

Judges will take into consideration both the competitors physique and presentation in line with category judging criteria and the competitor’s transformation journey.

Transformations, where the competitor has come from an illness or injury, been severely overweight or underweight and/or has overcome some tough disorders or barriers to get to the competition, is what we are looking for. We aren’t looking for 15-year-old you before you started lifting and 21 years old you now with your journey being 6 years of consisting lifting, this would be considered the regular growth and change of a physique over time and not a transformation. However, if you’ve made considerable gains within a short space of time this may be still be considered a transformation.


Classes

Men’s Physique Transformation: open only to males who meet the original criteria and have undergone a transformation.

Men’s Physique Fresher: Open only to males who meet the original criteria, are in their first year of University study and are aged 18-19 years old as of August 31, 2019.

Men’s Physique: our open physique class. This class may be split into ‘tall’ and ‘short’ categories on the day depending on numbers.


Men’s Classic Physique


Judging Criteria

Size, symmetry, shape, proportion, tone

The judges will be assessing the overall physique for the degree of proportion, symmetry, muscle size and quality (density, separation, definition) as well as skin tone. With classic proportions and structure, that flows.

Poise and ability to pose

The judges will be looking for contestants with the best ability to perform poses in an aesthetic manner with good transitions, posture and poise. Poses should be of a classic nature and the contestant must pose with a vacuum for most of his poses.


Classes

men’s classic physique: our open classic physique category. The class may be split into short and tall classes on the day depending on entry numbers.

Open only to males who meet the original criteria and weigh in on the day of the contest in adherence to the following height/weight requirements.


Up to and including 5’ 4” Up to and including 155lbs/70.3kg

Over 5’ 4”, up to and including 5’ 5” Up to and including 160lbs/72.6kg

Over 5’ 5”, up to and including 5’ 6” Up to and including 165lbs/74.8kg

Over 5’ 6”, up to and including 5’ 7” Up to and including 170lbs/77.1kg

Over 5’ 7”, up to and including 5’ 8” Up to and including 177lbs/80.3kg

Over 5’ 8”, up to and including 5’ 9” Up to and including 185lbs/83.9kg

Over 5’ 9”, up to and including 5’ 10” Up to and including 192lbs/87.1kg

Over 5’ 10”, up to and including 5” 11” Up to and including 200lbs/90.7kg

Over 5’ 11”, up to and including 6’ 0” Up to and including 207lbs/93.9kg

Over 6’ 0”, up to and including 6’ 1” Up to and including 215lbs/97.5kg

Over 6’ 1”, up to and including 6’ 2” Up to and including 225lbs/102.1kg

Over 6’ 2”, up to and including 6’ 3” Up to and including 232lbs/105.2kg

Over 6’ 3”, up to and including 6’ 4” Up to and including 240lbs/108.9kg

Over 6’ 4”, up to and including 6’ 5” Up to and including 247lbs/112.0kg

Over 6’ 5”, up to and including 6’ 6” Up to and including 255lbs/115.7kg

Over 6’ 6”, up to and including 6’ 7” Up to and including 262lbs/118.8kg

Over 6’ 7” Up to and including 270lbs/122.5kg


I.e. if you are 6’5.5” then you would have to weigh 255lbs/115.7kg or less at weigh-in to qualify to compete in classic bodybuilding.


Men’s Open Bodybuilding


Judging Criteria

Size, symmetry, shape, proportion, tone

The judges will be assessing the overall physique for the degree of proportion, symmetry, muscle size and quality (density, separation, definition) as well as skin tone. A well-conditioned physique with separation and striations.

Poise and ability to pose

The judges will be looking for contestants with the best ability to perform poses in an aesthetic manner with good transitions, posture and poise.


Classes

Men’s Open Bodybuilding: our open bodybuilding class. Any weight competitor can enter. The competitors will be judged on their overall package within the category.


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To register. Simply purchase an entry ticket below in our shop and then complete and submit an entry form here.


We will process your entry purchase once you have both purchased an entry and completed a submission form.


Men’s Physique and Women’s Bikini competitors may compete within multiple ‘classes’ within their respective ‘categories if he or she meets the criteria for more than one class. To find out if this is you and what your options are please read all of the rules in the rules tab and purchase the relevant multi-category entry ticket.


SPC Competition Entry



SPC DETAILS ENTRY FORM: CLICK HERE


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Dr Paul Rimmer


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Comp Prep

MASS Head of Fitness Education and seasoned contest prep coach Dr Paul Rimmer is a renown industry figure for his knowledge and evidence-based approach. Dr Rimmer has studied many essential areas related to sports science and health, including nutritional biochemistry, physiology, psychology, elements of physiotherapy and nutrition and exercise programming for performance and health.


As a prep coach, he only takes on a limited number of clients because of the attention to detail and dedication he provides to each client. With IFBB Pro’s, WBFF Pro’s and having worked alongside top coaches such as Neil Hill Paul offers the highest level of coaching.


For full information on comp prep with Paul get in touch at paulrimmer1981@gmail.com.


Phoebe Hagan


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Comp Prep

Now IFBB Pro Bikini athlete and Online Coach, Phoebe Hagan, was previously an SPC champion, winning the women’s overall at our show in 2016. Since then she’s competed over 20 times, at many international shows and more recently Pro Shows. Phoebe offers online comp prep coaching that’s perfect for the SPC bikini or figure competitor and with her vast about of experience competing herself, prepping clients and having done our show we’re very happy to have her as an approved coach.

For full information on comp prep with Phoebe head to www.phoebehagan.com and see the ‘online coaching’ section where you can request an information document.


Posing Coaching

With all her personal show experience Phoebe has mastered bikini posing, now an IFBB pro – there’s no doubt she knows all the tricks. Based in Brighton, alongside her online coaching she offers 1 to 1 and group seminar posing. Get in touch with her to refine your posing for the SPC bikini categories. Some seminars are in London.

For full information on comp prep with Phoebe head to www.phoebehagan.com and see the ‘posing classes’ section where you can make an inquiry.


Jake Brailey


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Comp Prep

Jake Brailey is a Fitness Management Student at Southampton Solent University, where he’s also involved in MASS Solent. Jake is a seasoned competitor, competing in Men’s Physique for a number of years and more recently Classic Physique, competing internationally in both. He’s part of international bodybuilding teams where alongside his University studies he’s always building further knowledge to help better himself and his clients. As a student himself Jake can relate to our competitors. Offering coaching for both men and women, Jake is a recommended coach for SPC competitors.


To see more of Jakes coaching and client results visit ShapedByJB on Instagram where you can fill in a client induction questionnaire.


Posing Coaching

Jake includes posing for the majority of his clients. Having competed in both men’s physique and classic physique, he’s well versed to coach posing for all our men’s categories.


Aston Worsfold


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Comp Prep

University sports scholar graduate Aston Worsfold, was previously SPC 2018 overall bikini champion. Since competing here at MASS she has set up her own online coaching tribe working closely with elite athletes alike and has continued to compete in bodybuilding federations. With her sports science degree background, Aston has a great understanding and knowledge when it comes to the sport of bodybuilding, possessing the skills and abilities to design and instruct contest prep. With her experience in competing in the bikini category, coaching and prepping clients we are happy to have Aston as an approved coach.

For full information on comp prep with Aston please contact equiries@tomandaston.com


Posing Coaching

Aston also offers one to one posing, she is based in Canterbury. Get in touch with her to refine your posing for the SPC bikini categories.


Elly Hudson


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Posing Coaching

Personal trainer and sports science graduate, Elly is well established in the fitness industry. A Scitec Nutrition athlete and bikini competitor for a number of years, she competed has a University student not long ago and has most recently come back from Italy where she competed in the IFBB Italy Kai Green Classic, placing 3rd in her category. As a posing coach Elly draws on a vast experience of her own competitions and working with top coaches in Showgirlfitness and Team Armada. Best of all, Elly can relate to our students competing as she herself has been in their position at University.


Based our of Chester, near Manchester, for further information on posing with Elly please get in touch with her at ellygracehudson@hotmail.co.uk.


Sally Jessica


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Posing Coaching

Sally is an established bikini competitor and sponsored athlete. 2018 has been a tremendous show season for her, placing top 5 in 2bros pros. She is an MNU nutrition student and member of top bikini teams such as showgirlfitness. As a posing coach, Sally has lots of knowledge of posing across different federations and brings a unique style to the stage. She has her sights set high in the 2019 competition season and is excited to help students get on stage at the SPC.


Based out of Bath, for more details on posing coaching with Sally get in touch at s_legg@hotmail.co.uk.


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Event Photography will be provided by MASS Student Physique Championships.


Prices are:

Purchased before the show: £30

Purchased at the show: £35

Purchased after the show: £40


This includes every single stage shot of you taken at the competition in both high res and low res, from your i-walk or posing routine, comparisons and awards.

Capturing a shot correctly to bring out the best definition in your physique is complicated. MASS works with industry-leading fitness photographers with years’ experience photographing bodybuilding & fitness competitions, we’re very pleased to have top professionals on board to guarantee you the best possible photos from your big day.


Capture the moment.


Professional stage photos from your routine, comparisons and awards.


Purchase Below.


SPC Stage Photography Package



If purchased before the show or at registration, please allow 1 week to receive your photos to the email address you registered for the competition with.

If purchased after the show please allow 1 week from the date of purchase.


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Women’s Bikini & Bikini Fitness


Stage Bikini


The attire for the bikini & bikini Fitness competitor is a two-piece suit. Competition bikinis are recommended, competitors can compete in an off-the-rack two-piece suit should they wish. All two-piece suits must be in good taste. Any colour and/or pattern is allowed and will be the competitors own choice. Crystals and glitter are allowed within reason. The bottom part of the suit must be V-shaped. Thongs are strictly prohibited. High heel shoes must be worn, but platform soles are not permitted. The colour and style will be the contestants own choice. Contestants may wear jewellery.


‘Pro Cut’ Bikini’s are allowed but things are strictly prohibited. Any style of Bikini top or front is allowed.


No accessive bikini designs are allowed. Bikini should be standard bikini competitions. Different styles of cups, fronts, backs and connectors are allowed but no exuberant attachments or stylings.


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Women’s Figure


Contestants will compete in a two-piece suit. The bottom of the suit must be V-shaped. No thongs are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit. All swimsuits must be in good taste. Contestants must wear high heels. Competitors may wear jewellery. The suit should not have straps across the upper back and instead has a lace tying in the brassiere to the bikini bottoms.


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Stage Shoes for Women


High heel shoes must be worn, but platform soles are not permitted. The colour and style will be the competitors own choice. Posing shoes are recommended. These are available from most stage bikini providers or if you search ‘posing shoes’ you will find some online, you’re welcome to invest in a pair but if you’d rather not then try to pick some heels which closely match the designs – any colour will be fine. However, if you are planning to invest in posing shoes then get the proper clear coloured ones. Platforms soles are not permitted in any type of shoe, see the example below for what we mean by that.


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Men’s Physique


Contestants will be asked to wear swim shorts. Shorts must be knee length or longer. It is recommended that shorts cover at least reach the knee, any shorter than this and the contestant may be marked down. Note, this is ‘board shorts’ category. No logos are permitted on the shorts however a manufacturer’s logo such as Nike symbol or Billabongs are acceptable. We recommend shorts that hug the hips and the upper leg, as to show leg development through the shorts. A flat, non-elasticated waistband is recommended, other styles may take away from your ‘X’ shape.

Except for a wedding ring, competitors will not wear footwear, glasses, watches, necklaces, earrings, wigs, distracting ornamentation or artificial aids to the figure.


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Men’s Classic Physique


Contestants will wear black trunks which are clean and decent. The style must be square cut, plain, opaque of a solid black colour. The material must be an elasticated spandex. No shiny, rubberized, velvet or metallic material is allowed. The texture should be matt. The front should be one solid material across the front of the trunks with no patch or section of different material in the middle. Padding anywhere in the trunks is strictly prohibited. No advertising or endorsements except small manufacturers logos such as Nike, under armour, etc are permitted however it is recommended to you find completely plain trunks with no logos.

Except for a wedding ring, competitors will not wear footwear, glasses, watches, necklaces, earrings, wigs, distracting ornamentation or artificial aids to the figure.


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Men’s Open Bodybuilding


Contestants will wear one-coloured, opaque posing trunks which are clean and decent. The colour, fabric, texture and style of the trunks will be left to the competitor’s discretion, however, no fringe, wording, sparkle or fluorescents are allowed. The trunks must cover a minimum of ¾ of the gluteus maximus. The front area must be covered and the side of the trunks should be 1 cm in width at a minimum. Thongs are strictly prohibited. The use of padding anywhere in the trunks is prohibited.

Except for a wedding ring, competitors will not wear footwear, glasses, watches, necklaces, earrings, wigs, distracting ornamentation or artificial aids to the figure.


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MASS SPC Workshops


Saturday 8th December (Chester) and Sunday 9th December (Bristol UWE)


From 11.30am.



  • Be Your Best Onstage

  • Learn About The Day and Running Order

  • Posing Demonstrations and Tuition

  • Meet Other Competitors


A full day with the organisers of the SPC. Come meet us and find out what the SPC is all about. We’ll go over all the elements of the show including categories, what we’re looking for, how to pick a category, the running order on the day, stage layout, posing, tanning and stagewear.


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Lots of things are changing this year at the SPC, and it’s important you’re in the know!



  • New Registration Process

  • New Day Running Order

  • New Categories

  • New Judging Criteria


As well as photos and on-screen diagrams in the presentation there will be an in-studio posing session. This includes a demonstration of the poses for each category, individual tuition and the chance to do a full run through of what it would be like on the day.


Workshop


MASS Head of Fitness Education Dr Paul Rimmer will be there to go over the basics of contest prep for anyone who is planning on coaching themselves or would just like to learn a little more about the training and nutrition side of preparing for a show.


Day Schedule

Chester

The University of Chester, Room CWE017, Westminster Building, Parkgate Rd Campus, CH1 4BJ.

11.30pm About the SPC with David Bissell – 1hrs hours

12.30pm Contest Prep with Dr Paul Rimmer – 30 minutes

1.00pm Lunch

1.30pm Posing Studio with our Posing Coaches – 1.5hrs


Bristol (UWE)

Meeting Room 1, The Students Union @ UWE, Coldharbour Ln, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS16 1QY.

11.30am About the SPC with David Bissell – 1hrs hours

12.30pm Contest Prep with Dr Paul Rimmer – 30 minutes

1.00pm Lunch

1.30pm Posing Studio with our Posing Coaches – 1.5hrs


Get Ahead of the Competition

Book onto our SPC Workshop Today

 


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To Register


Buy a ticket through the link below and then complete a registration form further down quoting your order number.


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SPC Workshop Ticket



Registration Form:



 


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