Classic Bodybuilding was designed to have a fair playing field for those
who want to compete in bodybuilding. The premises is the height to weight ratio concept!
At a Professional show,divisions are not broken out into the individual classes and you compete as Open however before getting on stage, you must meet the height to weight ratio to compete as a Professional Classic Bodybuilder. All judges will be looking for a proportional ratio balance for the mandatory height verses weight classes.
As you can see in the picture from Atlas 2018, GBO Pro Mohammed Sherif won 2nd place and is in the 5'5” Weight limit = up to 150lbs.
At an Amateur event, each individual class is broken out.
What Are The Height To Weight Classes in Global Bodybuilding?
Men's Classic Bodybuilding-
Under 5'5” Weight limit = up to 150lbs
5'51/4” up to 5'6” = Weight up to 160lbs
5'61/4” up to 5'7” = Weight up to 174lbs
5'71/4' up to 5'9” = Weight up to 190lbs
5'91/4' up to 5’11” = Weight up to 214lbs
5’11 1/4” and over = up to 236lbs
Woman's Classic Bodybuilding-
Under 5'3” Weight limit = up to 137lbs 5'3” to 5'7”
Weight limit = up to 147lbs over 5'7”
Weight limit = up to 160lbs maximum
Mandatory Poses verses 3 Classic poses in Global Bodybuilding?
• Front Lat Spread
• Front Double Bicep
• Side Chest
• Rear Lat Spread
• Rear Double Bicep
• Side Tricep
• Abdominal and Thigh
Classic Women are not required to do the Classic Poses shown below!
• 3 Classic Poses of your choice
Arnold Twisting Back Bicep Pose
Sergio Olivia Victory Pose
Steve Reeves Archer Pose
Arnold Kneeling Twist Bicep
Larry Scott Side Double Bicep
Frank Zane Tricep quad pose