The Figure division consists of two parts: Group Comparisons and Individual Presentations.
Judging for Figure is based on good leanness and conditioning with full, healthy and shapely muscularity, and good balance, proportion, and symmetry of both muscularity and conditioning. Figure competitors should not display deeply drawn-in faces or stringy-looking muscularity (an emaciated look), indicative of extreme leanness, or less shapely muscularity due to muscle glycogen depletion.
Each class is brought to front center stage and is guided through quarter turns to display physiques from the front, left, back, and right. Posing form is flexible. Competitors can use stances they feel display their physique in the most favorable manner. However, in cases of close decisions where a judge is having a difficult time deciding placements for two or more competitors, specific forms may be requested of all competitors, such as both feet together, and arms down by sides for the front stance, or feet together looking straight ahead with arms down by sides in a side stance, as examples.
The individual presentation portion is a stage walk. Competitors walk out to music to rear center stage and pause briefly in a stance of choice. Competitors then walk up to front center stage and perform quarter turns to show front, sides, and back views of their physiques, then walk to one side of the stage and pause briefly in a stance of choice, then to the opposite side of the stage and pause briefly in a stance of choice, then to the front center of the stage and pause briefly in a stance of choice before exiting.