There is one open category in Muscular Men’s Physique.

Note: Muscular men’s physique category is intended for competitors with slightly bigger muscularity than accepted in the regular men’s physique.

* The competition format and rules for this category is the same as the Men’s Physique Category … however the level of muscularity permitted is different.

* The Muscular Men’s Physique Category is for competitors with slightly bigger muscularity than accepted in the regular Men’s Physique Category.

* The Muscular Men’s Physique (open category) winner does not take part in the Men’s Physique Overall Category.

* The Muscular Men’s Physique (open category) winner is eligible to apply for a IFBB Elite Pro Card.

* There is currently no Muscular Men’s Physique included in the IFBB Elite Pro categories … therefore the Muscular Men’s Physique (IFBB Elite) Pro athlete will be eligible to compete in the IFBB Elite Pro Men’s Classic Bodybuilding Category.

* As a IFBB Elite Pro they will follow the rules of the Men’s Classic  Bodybuilding Category … which include a posing routine.