Men's Classic Physique competitors cannot compete in Bodybuilding or other Physique divisions in the same show. Men's Classic Physique consists of two parts: Group Comparisons and Individual Presentations. Competitors wear spandex shorts of solid color only. An example is shown below (available from bodybuilding.com).
Judging for OCB Men's Classic Physique takes four elements into account: ample muscularity (size), good definition (leanness) but not to the extreme, symmetry, and presentation (ability to display development during posing in the group comparisons). The targeted look is a little less extreme than in Men’s Bodybuilding.
Each class is brought to front center stage and is guided through the following mandatory poses:
- Quarter turns
- Front double biceps
- Side chest
- Rear double biceps
- Hands over head abdominals and thigh
- Competitor's choice of any classic pose
Competitors individually perform a posing routine to music. The individual routine is not factored into scoring but does count toward consideration for Best Poser awards when offered. Competitors can use a mixture of any poses they choose.