In a Fitness contest (the older of the two disciplines), female competitors showcase their physiques (which are noticeably less massive than bodybuilders') while performing a demanding, time-limited, aerobic/dance routine.In a Figure contest, the most important attributes are a curvaceous-yet-trim body, and facial beauty; however, the physique guidelines are similar to a Fitness pageant's, and many contestants move back and forth between the two disciplines.A typical figure competition includes two rounds, though this varies by organization.In the symmetry round, the competitors appear on stage in high-heeled shoes and a one-piece swimsuit in a side-by-side line that faces the judges.
Louis Zwick, then the producer of American Muscle Magazine (a magazine-format, bodybuilding TV show on ESPN), produced and aired a segment on the pageant.
Physique guidelines for fitness competitions typically suggest a small amount of muscular mass; clear separations between muscle groups (but, no visible striations); and, leanness.
The swimsuit must cover at least fifty percent of the gluteus maximus muscle; no thongs or G-strings are allowed.
In bikini competition usually participate girls that are not willing to be muscular as much as bodybuilders.
The tan that the girls have is also a point that should be taken into consideration when it comes about participating at a bikini competition.