The Women’s Physique category is a division in the sport of bodybuilding and fitness competitions that is specifically designed for female athletes who possess a muscular and athletic physique. The Women’s Physique category is one of several divisions in competitions governed by organizations such as the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) and other similar organizations.
Women’s Physique athletes typically display a higher degree of muscle mass and definition compared to competitors in other categories such as Bikini or Figure, but less extreme than those in the Bodybuilding category. The focus in Women’s Physique is on a balanced and aesthetic muscularity, with a toned and athletic appearance.
In Women’s Physique competitions, athletes are judged on their overall muscularity, symmetry, conditioning, and stage presence. Competitors typically perform a series of mandatory poses to showcase their physique, including flexing and posing to highlight their muscular development and overall physique.
To compete in the Women’s Physique category at a professional level, athletes must earn a Pro Card through qualifying competitions or other criteria established by the organization’s rules and regulations. Women’s Physique Pros are considered top-level athletes in the sport and have the opportunity to compete in professional events and championships, representing the sport of Women’s Physique bodybuilding at the highest level.