It has recently come to the attention of the CBBF Executive that there has been some confusion on the rules regarding posing attire for Women’s Physique.
This is not a rule change that was recently implemented. This rule was in place last year for our 2015 CBBF National Events. We do understand that style evolves and suits can change drastically from year to year.
The CBBF proactively made the decision last year to limit connectors on Women’s physique suits to eliminate the possibility of suit malfunction for the athletes. Straps holding the top together or straps holding the bottoms together being constructed primarily of connectors have a higher chance of breaking in a Women’s Physique posing routine than on a bikini athlete as their posing has far less movement than a 60 second posing routine.
The following rule will be implemented for our 2016 Figure Fitness Physique event:
DETACHABLE CONNECTORS FOR WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE ARE NOT ALLOWED
- Connectors that are stitched to the fabric of the suit are allowed.
- Connectors that are not stitched to the fabric of the suit will be disallowed.
** THE RULE IS TO MINIMIZE SUIT MALFUNCTIONS DURING POSING ROUTINE **
We apologize for any confusion that may have been caused to the athletes.