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Competition Weight Classes?

what are the different competing weight classes? i just tried searching on google for like 15 minutes and nothing except BBing.com blog results turned up.

I found this from the NPC southern competition, should give you/us and idea:

MEN�??S OPEN SOUTHERN STATES
___Bantamweight Class (143 ¼ & under)
___Lightweight Class (Above 143 ¼ to 154 ¼)
___Welterweight Class(Above 154 ¼ to 165 ¼)
___Middleweight Class (Above 165¼ to 176 ¼)
___ Lightheavyweight Class (Above 176 ¼ to 198 ¼)
___ Heavyweight Class (Above 198 ¼ to 225 ¼)
___ Super Heavyweight Class (Above 225 ¼)

WOMEN�??S OPEN SOUTHERN STATES
___ Lightweight Class (115 & under)
___ Middleweight Class (Above 115 to 125)
___ Lightheavyweight Class (Above 125 to 140)
___ Heavyweight Class (Above 140)

WOMEN�??S MASTERS (OVER 30) SO. .STATES
___Lightweight Class (125 & under)
___Heavyweight Class (Above 125)

WOMEN�??S MASTERS (OVER 40) SO. STATES
__Lightweight Class (up to & including 125 lbs.)
__Heavyweight Class (Above 125)

WOMEN�??S MASTERS (OVER 50) SO. STATES
__Lightweight Class (up to & including 125 lbs.)
__Heavyweight Class (Above 125)

NOVICE MEN SOUTHERN STATES
__Lightweight Class (up to & including 176 1/4 lbs.)
__Heavyweight Class (Above 176 1/4 lbs.)

TEENAGE MEN�??S SOUTHERN STATES
__Lightweight Class (154 ¼ & under)
__Middleweight Class (Above 154 ¼ to 176 ¼)
__Lightheavyweight Class (Above 176 ¼ to 198 ¼)
__Heavyweight Class (Above 198 ¼)

MEN�??S OVER 35 SOUTHERN STATES
___Lightweight Class (165 ¼ & under)
___Middleweight Class (Above 165 ¼ to 187 ¼)
___Heavyweight Class (Above 187 ¼)

MEN�??S OVER 40 SOUTHERN STATES
___Lightweight Class(165 ¼ & under)
___Middleweight Class (Above 165 ¼ to 187 ¼)
___Heavyweight Class (Above 187 ¼)

MEN�??S OVER 50 SOUTHERN STATES
___Lightweight Class (165 ¼ & under)
___Middleweight Class (Above 165 ¼ to 187 ¼)
___Heavyweight Class (Above 187 ¼)

MEN�??S OVER 60 SOUTHERN STATES
___Lightweight Class (165 ¼ & under)
___Middleweight Class (Above 165 ¼ to 187 ¼)
___Heavyweight Class (Above 187 ¼)

GRAND MASTERS (MEN OVER 70) SO. STATES
___Lightweight Class (165 ¼ & under)
___Middleweight Class (Above 165 ¼ to 187 ¼)
___Heavyweight Class (Above 187 ¼)

WOMEN�??S OPEN FITNESS SOUTHERN STATES
___Short Class (5�??3�?? & under)
___Tall Class (Above 5�??3�??)

TEEN WOMEN�??S FITNESS SOUTHERN STATES
___Age 13-16
___Age 17-19

WOMEN�??S OPEN FIGURE SOUTHERN STATES
___Class A (5�??2�?? & under)
___Class B (Above 5�??2�?? up to including 5�??4�??)
___Class C (Above 5�??4�?? to 5’6")
___Class D (Over 5’6")

TEEN WOMEN�??S FIGURE SOUTHERN STATES
___Age 13-16
___Age 17-19

yea i saw that one but i figured it was inaccurate cause everyone on here has been talking about the 202 heavyweight class.

That’s pros Live… that list looks right to me at least as far as the open weight classes.

[quote]LiveFromThe781 wrote:
yea i saw that one but i figured it was inaccurate cause everyone on here has been talking about the 202 heavyweight class.

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the 202 and under class has do with the pros who are competing in the ifbb to make it more competitive for the “smaller” bodybuilders.

look up lindsayproductions.com or npc.com

or google national physique committee…

DG