The International Federation of Bodybuilders was founded in 1946 by Canadian brothers Joe and Ben Weider. It is an international non-profit organization that promotes a healthy lifestyle through bodybuilding and fitness. In 2004, the group voted to change its name to the International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness, keeping the IFBB acronym. Participants generally focused on maximizing muscle through diet and exercise; they compete in IFBB organization competitions and worldwide competitions such as the Olympics.
IFBB Bodybuilding is a specialized discipline. Athletes train all parts of the body to its maximum size while still achieving balance and harmony. Athletes usually perform specialized training and diet program to minimize the percentage of body fat and water, which helps emphasize muscle definition and overall size. The overall physique goals are usually a narrow waist and broad shoulders. There are eight weight divisions: £ 143 154 pounds 165 pounds 176 pounds 187 pounds, £ 198, £ 220 and more than 220 pounds. Athletes present their skills during two rounds of physique assessments, usually consisting of seven compulsory exercises.
The IFBB Bodybuilding division for women with slightly different rules. Less attention is paid to muscle mass and hardness, focusing more on overall muscle shape and body fat levels. There is also usually a routine round that female athletes will give 60 seconds to show their skills to the music of their choice. These movements are both compulsory and non-compulsory moves.
The division Classic Bodybuilding is typical of male athletes who do not want to develop their muscles to the limit, but maintaining a classic look. After a specific formula, the athletes will be limited by their body weight and height, there are four categories: 5.5 feet, 5.75 feet, 5.9 feet and 5.9 feet throughout. The emphasis is usually placed on the overall look of the body of the athlete and the definition of the muscles.
For both male and female athletes who have a less muscular, more athletic look Preferably, there are two divisions: Women's Fitness and Men's Fitness. The emphasis is generally on athletic looking figures and it typically includes an energetic fitness routine. Competitors can also use small props as part of their routine.
IFBB Bodybuilding is a global organization and many bodybuilders and fitness athletes strive to become an IFBB Pro. To achieve this prestigious title, an IFBB bodybuilding athlete must tend to the regional competition and advance to win a national contest. By winning this championship an athlete a pro card can be offered.
- Compared to its rules for male competitions, the International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness has a slightly different rules regarding female bodybuilding competitions that give more attention to general form muscle and body fat.
- Bodybuilders who are members of IFBB focus on maximizing muscle through diet and exercise.