The techniques required for natural bodybuilding lies in the natural workings of the body coupled with supplements made with herbs which help to keep the body in perfect health. This is opposed to the unnatural toxic means of building the body. Bodybuilding organizations have been of great help to those who sport in bodybuilding, by giving them the right directions and advice.
They also take the responsibility of ensuring that competitors abide by the rules of natural bodybuilding rules for competition. ABA (American Bodybuilding Association) and other such governing bodies usually test their athletes for eligibility prior to a tournament. These tests take the form of urine test, polygraph or even blood test. The form that the test will take will depend on the governing body involved. The validity period for the test is 2 months, after which another round of test can be taken.
Certain criteria are used to pass judgments in natural bodybuilding tournaments; these criteria are brought under close examination when the competitors come up with their varying required poses. A known criterion in this contest is called symmetry. This is used to determine the proportional balancing of the muscles by comparing different body parts with each other. For example the width of the thigh is compared to the width of the chest; the hip is compared with the sweep of the back. Comparison is also made between the calves and the hips.
Another criterion used in natural bodybuilding competition is presentation; as each athlete comes out to pose, the judges assess the rhythms of the poses as well as how the posing is done. Athletes should rather show competency by holding their poses in such a way that it shows their muscles favorably. Also the shape and size of the muscles is a judging criterion; a check is carried on the size against the bone structure of a contestant.
The uniformity in the muscle development as well as how appealing the muscles is counts also. The definitions and separations of the muscles are also brought to judgment when it comes to natural bodybuilding tournaments. In essence, the judgment centers on clear definition between the muscles and also between the muscle groups.
The posing section for natural bodybuilding tournaments follows the pattern of bodybuilders filing out to present themselves before the judges. In this segment, the participants are to stand almost relaxed and tilting to the right until every part of each person’s body has been seen by the judges. After this comes the individual poses which is ten in number representing all the muscle groups of the body. This poses are presented at the dictates of the judges.
The last segment of the natural bodybuilding competition is the routine performance part that requires a 90 seconds showcasing of talents such as physique and endurance.