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    I was just wonderin if anyone has a link to those symmetry charts i used to see once in a while on the boards. I know they dont mean a whole lot when accessing a physique, but they give a general range.

  • #2
    Do you mean an anatomy chart that shows the different muscles with their names??


    • #3
      No I believe he's talking about a website that lists the correct proportions for each muscle group based on height and weight. There was a website for bodybuilders where you could enter your height and weight...It would then show you how big your arms, quads, waist, chest, calfs should be...anyone have that website off hand?

      Last time I tried it I was pretty much symmetrical according to the calculator. I'll try to find it.
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      • #4
        How about this site???

        Am I getting warmer?


        • #5

          To use this chart first divide your bodyweight by your height. This will
          give your weight per inch of height. When this is determined select the
          figure in the far left column that is closest to yours. Then, follow the
          figures straight across to learn your ideal proportions. Women
          bodybuilders may have to adjust measurements in the area of hips, waist,
          and chest depending on build.

          ======= ======= ======= ======= ======= =======
          1.90 14.00 13.10 10.90 36.40 27.30 32.80 19.70 13.10
          1.97 14.25 13.35 11.10 37.15 27.85 33.45 20.05 13.35
          2.04 14.50 13.60 11.30 37.90 28.40 34.10 20.40 13.60
          2.11 14.75 13.85 11.55 38.60 28.90 34.70 20.80 13.85
          2.18 15.00 14.10 11.80 39.30 29.40 35.30 21.20 14.10
          2.26 15.30 14.35 12.00 40.00 29.70 35.95 21.60 14.35
          2.33 15.60 14.60 12.20 40.70 30.00 36.60 22.00 14.60
          2.41 15.85 14.85 12.40 41.40 30.80 37.25 22.35 14.85
          2.49 16.10 15.10 12.60 42.10 31.60 37.90 22.70 15.10
          2.57 16.40 15.40 12.85 42.80 32.10 38.55 23.10 15.40
          2.65 16.70 15.70 13.30 44.25 33.15 39.85 23.90 15.95
          2.82 17.20 16.20 13.50 45.00 33.70 40.50 24.30 16.20
          2.90 17.50 16.45 13.70 45.70 34.25 41.10 24.65 16.45
          2.99 17.80 16.70 13.90 46.40 34.80 41.70 25.00 16.70
          3.09 18.05 17.00 14.15 47.20 35.40 42.45 25.45 17.00
          3.20 18.30 17.30 14.40 48.00 36.00 43.20 25.90 17.30
          3.29 18.55 17.55 14.60 48.70 36.55 43.85 26.30 17.55
          3.38 18.80 17.80 14.80 49.40 37.10 44.50 26.70 17.80
          Last edited by TooPowerful4u; 03-20-2004, 11:24 PM.


          • #6
            I'm pasting part of a file of the IFBB which it refers to what the judges consider This is for amateur competitors. I think this is along with the symmetry chart, is some very useful information for competitors to refer to. Maybe it should be stickied in the articles section if any mods choose to do so.

            When assessing a competitor’s physique, a judge should follow a routine procedure which will allow a comprehensive assessment of the physique as a whole. During the comparisons of the compulsory poses, the judge should first look at the primary muscle group being displayed. The judge should then survey the whole physique, starting from the head, and looking at every part of the physique in a downward sequence, beginning with general impressions, and looking for muscular bulk, balanced evelopment,
            muscular density and definition. The downward survey should take in the head, neck, shoulders, chest, all of the arm muscles, front of the trunk for pectorals, pec-delt tie-in, abdominals, waist, thighs, legs, calves and feet. The same procedure for back poses will also take in the upper and lower trapezius, teres and infraspinatus, erector spinae, the gluteus group, the leg biceps group at the back of the thighs, calves, and feet. A detailed
            assessment of the various muscle groups should be made during the comparisons, at which time it helps the judge to compare muscle shape, density, and definition while still bearing in mind the competitor’s overall balanced development. The comparisons of the compulsory poses cannot be over-emphasized as these comparisons will help the judge to decide which competitor has the superior physique from the standpoint of muscular bulk, balanced development, muscular density and definition.

            Men’s Compulsory Poses:
            1. Front Double Biceps
            The judge will first survey the biceps muscles looking for a full, peaked development of the muscle, noting whether or not there is a defined split between the anterior and posterior sections of the biceps, and will continue the head-to-toe survey by observing the development of the forearms, deltoids, pectorals, pec-delt
            tie-ins, abdominals, thighs, and calves. The judge will also look for muscle density, definition, and overall balance.

            2. Front Lat Spread
            The judge should first see whether the competitor can show a good spread of the latissimus muscles, thereby creating a V-shaped torso. Then the judge should continue with the head-to-foot survey, noting first the general aspectsof the physique and then concentrating on the more detailed aspects of the various
            muscle groups.

            3. Side Chest
            The judge will pay particular attention to the pectoral muscles and the arch of the rib cage, the biceps, the leg biceps and the calves, and will conclude with the head-to-foot examination. In this pose the judge will be able to survey the thigh and calf muscles in profile, which will help in grading their comparative
            development more accurately.

            4. Back Double Biceps
            The judge will first survey the arm muscles and then do the head-to-foot survey, during which there are more muscle groups to look at than in all of the other poses. This includes the neck, deltoids, biceps, triceps, forearm, trapezius, teres, infraspinatus, erector spinae, external obliques, latissimus dorsi, gluteus, thigh
            biceps, and calves. This pose, probably more than the others, will help the judge to determine the quality of the competitor’s muscle density, definition, and overall balance.

            5. Back Lat Spread
            The judge will look for a good spread of the latissimus dorsi, but also for good muscle density and will again conclude with the head-to-foot survey.
            6. Side Triceps
            The judge will first survey the triceps muscles, and conclude with the head-to-foot examination. In this pose, the judge will be able to survey the thigh and calf muscles in profile, which will help in grading their comparative development more accurately.
            7. Abdominals and Thighs
            The judge will survey the abdominal and thigh muscles, and then conclude with the head-to-foot examination.

            Assessing Prejudging:
            In assessing Prejudging, overall shape and that of the various muscle groups is important. The judge should favour competitors with a harmonious, classical physique. The judge should look for good posture and athletic bearing, correct anatomical structure (including body framework, broad shoulders, high chest, correct spinal curves, limbs and trunk in good proportion, straight legs, not bandy or knock-kneed). The judge should also look for
            good skin tone with an absence of surgical or other scars, spots, acne or tatoos, which the IFBB considers as a skin blemish, tidily dressed hair, well-shaped feet, and toes. When having difficulty in placing two or more competitors who seem to be on the same
            level, the judge should look for faults in those aspects listed above which will help to differentiate among the competitors.

            Assessing Finals:
            In the Finals, the judges will be assessing each competitor on how well they display their physique to music. The judge will look for a smooth, artistic, and well-choreographed routine which may include any number of poses, however, the compulsory poses must be included. The competitor must also include intermittent pauses so as to display the muscular development of his or her physique. Lying flat on the posing platform, “moon” poses, and pulling the posing attire so as to display the top inside of the quadriceps or the gluteus maximus shall be strictly forbidden. In mixed-pairs competition, the competitors will be assessed both individually and as a unit with particular attention being given to how well their individual physiques complement each other and how well they move in unison.