Hennie Kotze

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IFBB Woman – Figure Fitness Division

The International Federation For Bodybuilders South Africa has introduced the Figure Fitness category in South Africa for the IFBB Woman who is in the bridge stadium between the Novice and the more advance IFBB Woman Fitness Division or the Bodybuilding Division.

Many a girl who starts out in the Figure Fitness Division eventually moves onto the IFBB Woman Fitness or Bodybuilding Divisions. The division thus can be seen as a stepping stone to the next level, providing women with confidence and experience required in the more advanced levels.

The Figure Fitness Division is ideal as part of preparation for the advanced divisions in areas such as experience, correct diet, presentation, poise, confidence, attire, gymnastics, grace and structured dance. The total time allotted to this division should be two seasons before moving onto the next level.

It is not however; a requirement to start in this division before moving to the more advanced divisions, but it does give the IFBB Woman the perfect training for the more advanced levels. There is normally one line up which is not done according to height or weight. The competition consists of two rounds:

The judges look at the criteria such as firmness of the body and the skin, slight distinct muscular separation, definition as well as vascular proportion, confidence, poise, and grace. The top level for this division is the IFBB SA Championships. In the first round, the participants may dress according to their routine which will be 90 seconds. No props or G strings are allowed. The routine tempo may vary from extremely slow to fast, but no elements of strength or flexibility may be included. They may also not perform at the same speed throughout. The above are general indications of what will be expected in the first round of the IFBB Woman Fitness Figure Division. Contact Hennie Kotze as an IFBB Pro, to assist you in training for both the first and second round in the correct manner.


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