NPC Bikini versus NPC Figure Division

Posted on October 28 2016

main difference between npc figure division and npc bikini division

1. 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.

 

The differences between the npc figure division and npc bikini division

2. 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).

The difference between the NPC Figure division and the NPC  Bikini division

3. Posing

  • 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. 

The difference between the NPC Figure division and the NPC  Bikini division

4. Suits

  • Bikini competitor suits fit very similar to a normal bikini. Click here for more info on the bikini fit. Click here for Jorden's bikini replica suit or here for Kristina's bikini replica suit. 

  • Figure competitor suits cross in the back to accentuate the lats. They also have a "V" cut in the front. Click here for more info on the figure fit. Click here for Jorden's figure suit replica or here for Kristina's figure suit replica. 

The difference between the NPC Figure division and the NPC  Bikini division

The differences between the npc figure division and npc bikini division

The differences between the npc figure division and npc bikini division

The differences between the npc figure division and npc bikini division

References: 

1. Jorden Alyssa - photos by Ned Mataraso

2. Kristina Johnson - photos by Tyler Arts (right photos) and John Hawley (left photos)

3. NPC News Online. "Official NPC Bikini Rules." NPC News Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2016.

4. NPC News Online. "Official NPC Figure Rules." NPC News Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2016.

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