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Bodybuilding Divisions

  • Bikini- First Time, Novice, Mom, Open, Teen(16-19, 35+, 45+ & Pro*

  • Figure- First Time, Novice, Mom, Open, Teen(16-19)35+, 45+ & Pro*

  • Women's Physique- Open

  • Men's Physique- First Time, Novice, Dad, Open, Teen(16-19), 40+, Pro*

  • Men's Classic Physique- Open

  • Men's Bodybuilding- First Time, Novice, Open, Teen(16-19), 35+, 45+, & Pro*

  • Transformation- Open Women's & Men's


* Not available at all shows

About Us

Powerlifting Divisions

  • Bench Press- First Time, Novice, Teen (13-19), Junior (20-23), 35+, 45+, 55+, & 65+, Open, Raw, Classic Raw, Single Ply

  • Strict Curl- First Time, Novice, Teen (13-19), Junior (20-23), 35+, 45+, 55+, 65+, Open

  • Power Curl- First Time, Novice, Teen (13-19), Junior (20-23), 35+, 45+, 55+, 65+, Open

Weight Classes for both Men & Women's Divisions:  (in pounds) 105, 114, 123, 132, 148, 165, 181, 198, 220, 242, 275, SHW 

At the Southern Muscle Association, we run drug tested Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure, Bikini, and Powerlifting events. Whether you are a seasoned competitor reaching for the highly prized Pro Card, have never stepped on stage or platform in your life or somewhere in between, we have a division for you to compete in.  We emphasize efficiency with a talented group of volunteers and cheerful staff at all of our events.


What does that mean for you? More time on the stage or platform and less time wishing you were on the stage or platform! Additionally, we have multiple divisions under each category so bodybuilding and fitness enthusiasts like you, always have options regardless of your level of experience.


At our Bodybuilding events, we offer 5 categories to choose from including Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure, Bikini, and Transformations. Our Powerlifting events currently include Bench Press, Strict Curl, and Power Curl divisions with more being added. There are many divisions within these categories. In Bodybuilding, our fastest growing divisions are the First Time and Transformation divisions.


Our Powerlifting events also include teenage (13 years of age) classes all the way through our most senior of Masters age groups for men and women! Whether you are a seasoned competitor vying for the Pro Card, a Mom who wants to compete against other Mom's or maybe you have never stepped on the stage before, we have a division for you. Check out our EVENTS tab to find an upcoming show. Want to know more about what the judges are looking for or what to do on stage? Click on our MORE tab and look under Judging Criteria

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Click here for a list of banned substances for our shows.


Our drug testing policy

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