Do you have a figure physique or a bikini physique? This blog addresses the 4 main differences between the two divisions. All athletes pictured in this post are wearing Angel Competition Bikinis. The perfect fit, highest quality, and best customer service for both competition bikinis and competition figure suits. Shop now.
Overall muscle definition
*Bikini competitors should have a modest amount of muscle with no striations.
*Figure competitors should have a moderate amount of muscle with a small amount of striations.
Specific muscle definition
*Bikini competitors focus on glutes and hamstrings with a small amount of shoulder muscle and vertical abdominal definition.
*Figure competitors focus on a V taper with a wide lat spread, full delt muscles, and defined quads and glutes. Abdominal muscles can defined both horizontal and vertical (6 pack).
*Bikini competitors posing is very personalized based on the athlete. Some athletes prefer a flirty and sassy routine, while others prefer a more conservative structured routine. Bikini competitor routines focus on keeping the glutes high and tight.
*Figure competitor posing is structured and will be very similar for all athletes. Their routines focus on showing off their V taper and tiny waist.
*Bikini competitor suits fit similar to a normal bikini. Angel Competition Bikinis offers a variety of cuts to give you a perfect fit. Click here for more info on the perfect bikini fit.
*Figure competitor suits cross in the back to accentuate the lats. They also have a "V" cut in the front. Angel Competition Bikinis offer different figure styles to ensure you have a perfect fit on stage. Click here for more info on the figure fit.
*All of the athletes pictured on this post are wearing Angel Competition Bikinis. ACB creates suits for both bikini and figure divisions that give you the perfect fit. Click here to start creating your dream suit.
Big thanks to Angel Competition Bikinis Customers Jorden, Michelle, and Lizzie for helping us with this blog! It's hard enough competing in 1 division, you ladies rock!!
1. Jorden Alyssa - photos by Ned Mataraso
2. Michelle Diebold- photos by NPC News Online
3. Elizabeth Cushing - photos by NPC New Online
4. NPC News Online. "Official NPC Bikini Rules." NPC News Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2018.
5. NPC News Online. "Official NPC Figure Rules." NPC News Online. N.p., n.d. Web.15 Jan. 2018.