Each year there seems to be a new class, division or major change in the sport of bodybuilding and 2011 will be no different. With the introduction of the Bikini division competitors wondered when a "men's bikini division" would arise and although that didn't happen there was the birth of something else. The Men's Physique Division. If you can't get your mind around that then think of chiseled abs and the muscularity of a Men's Health cover model with an appealing combination of aesthetics and symmetry.
This new physique division will open the doors to many men who are just shy of being bodybuilders and carry a sculpted physique. Just as the other divisions have a judging criteria so does the men's physique division. The basic premise is conditioning, muscularity and good presentation in board shorts and barefoot. This division is open to competitors who don't want to look like the three hundred pound beast seen on theIFBB stage or for those who would prefer to minimize or exclude the use of performance drugs.