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From the 1950s to 1970s, men's bodybuilding contest were often supplemented with women's beauty contests or bikini shows. The winners earned titles like Miss Body Beautiful, Miss Physical Fitness and Miss Americana. In 1986 the National Amateur Body Building Association or NABBA introduced a new section to their Ms. Universe pageant competition - the traditional "physique" (for a more muscular physique) and the new "figure" segment (traditional feminine presentation in high heels). And thus the new sport was born.
Figure competition is a fitness competition that is similar to bodybuilding. The notable difference is that Figure Competitions focuses on muscle definition and not just size.
Figure competitions gained popularity whilst traditional bodybuilding and beauty pageantry for women declined. This paved way for what is now a highly popular and competitive sport.
There are three main federations in addition to countless national titles. These are the IFBB, International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, NPC, The National Physique Committee, and WFBB, Women Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness. According to Wikipedia, in November 2010 the IFBB introduced a women's bikini contest for women as a amateur-novice entry to the sport.
Figure competitions are regarded as the toughest fitness physique exhibition event. Athletes are extremely competitive and more professional for Figure competitions, many transitioning from the entry level Bikini divisions. The three divisions available for any competition are Fitness Competition, Figure Competition and Bikini Competition.
There are two rounds of competition for each category. The first is presentation and the second round is athleticism.
In the first round, the athletes are judged for their aesthetic qualities. Points are scored for symmetry, presentation, skin tone, hair, make-up, and stylishness of clothing. This is where the importance of a Figure Suits style and design comes into play, highlighting the competitor’s character and complimenting the athlete’s on stage vibrancy.
In the second round, athletes are judged for their athletic qualities. Points are scored for conditioning, athleticism, and muscle definition. Again, Figure Suits play a crucial role to highlight the muscle definition of the athlete. The right suit can help crown you champion!
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CompetitionSuitShop is the premier choice when it comes to choosing the right suit to compete in. Their suits are ideal for pro level athletes and designed to enhance your chance of winning your competition. The suits are 100% handcrafted with state of art quality and crystals. Because they are the source of production, their products such as figure competition suits, figure posing suits (also known as figure practice posing suits) are offered at the best all-inclusive prices, with no middleman or third party vendor mark ups!