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Philo84
11-15-2010, 08:48 AM
Can someone explain me the different weight-classes in the WNBF?

Philo84
11-19-2010, 12:34 AM
Nobody can help me? Nobody knows the weight-limits of each WNBF weight-class???

11-19-2010, 12:42 PM
Nobody can help me? Nobody knows the weight-limits of each WNBF weight-class???

WNBF is INBF's pro side, so the reason no one is replying might be because wieght clases are on a show by show basis (not standard like INBF). What usually happens is the show will divide the competitors into 2 or three groups depending on how many there are in total.
Example: 20 total competitors, they weight everyone then divide it in half based on the weights = 2 classes 10 Lightweight and 10 Heavyweight. Some shows like the Worlds is so large they divide it into 3 groups light,middle,heavy. Make sense?

Philo84
11-19-2010, 12:48 PM
Ah, okay. So you can´t say in what a class you are before the show?!

Rsardinia
11-19-2010, 12:55 PM
WNBF is INBF's pro side, so the reason no one is replying might be because wieght clases are on a show by show basis (not standard like INBF). What usually happens is the show will divide the competitors into 2 or three groups depending on how many there are in total.
Example: 20 total competitors, they weight everyone then divide it in half based on the weights = 2 classes 10 Lightweight and 10 Heavyweight. Some shows like the Worlds is so large they divide it into 3 groups light,middle,heavy. Make sense?

Ding Ding Ding

11-19-2010, 01:10 PM
Ah, okay. So you can´t say in what a class you are before the show?!

No, it's known when you turn pro that "really" there are no weight classes. We all shoot for the overall anyway;)

Generally though: 165-170 and below are Lightweight and anything over that is Heavyweight unless there is a bunch of competitors. You'll also notice that the lighter guys are NOT at a disadvantage in Natural BBing. Guys that kill it under 170:
Brian Whitcare, Jim Cardova, Rob Moran, Shawn Claudia all have won Overalls and there are many others!

Philo84
11-19-2010, 01:14 PM
Thanks for the information! Now everything is clear for me!

solid252
11-24-2010, 07:49 AM
So what are the standard weight classes in the INBF??

11-24-2010, 09:33 AM
So what are the standard weight classes in the INBF??

That's a good question, but I think it's left up to the promoter? When I did the show in Az it had 3 classes under 165, 165-180 and over 180. I did the Texas Sredder (no longer INBF) and it was the same classes as NPC with bantam, lightweight, middle, light heavy and heavy (no super heavy). I think just like WNBF it depends on the show, bigger shows have more classes??

wnbfwarriorpro
11-24-2010, 10:10 AM
The International Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness (INBF) Federation, Inc., has set weight classes for Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding. Classes in Figure, Novice Men, Masters Men and Ms. Fit Body are traditionally set by height, but based on the heights of the competitors entered into a specific competition, at the direction of the local promoter.

MEN’S OPEN BODYBUILDING WEIGHT CLASSES
The weight classes are the same in all INBF Men’s open bodybuilding contests:
•Bantamweights – under 150 lbs.;
•Lightweights – 150 to 165 lbs.;
•Middleweights – 165-1/4 to 176 lbs.;
•Light-Heavyweights – 176-1/4 to 190 lbs.;
•Heavyweights – Over 190 lbs.

WOMEN’S OPEN BODYBUILDING WEIGHT CLASSES
The weight classes are the same in all INBF Women’s open bodybuilding contests:
•Lightweights – under 118 lbs.;
•Heavyweights – 118 lbs. & over.

NOVICE MEN’S, WOMEN’S AND NOVICE MASTERS BODYBUILDING
Novice classes sometimes are conducted in set weight classes (at the discretion of the promoter), but usually the Novice competitors (if there are more than 10) are divided in half or in thirds by weight. All competitors weigh in and are divided evenly into the set classes based on total number (i.e., lightest six men in lightweights and heaviest six men in heavyweights in an event with 12 Novice Men).

WOMEN’S FIGURE OR MS. FIT BODY DIVISIONS
Women’s Figure and Ms. Fit Body classes are typically divided in half or in thirds by height (when there are large numbers of competitors to warrant splitting the division, subject to promoter approval). In the case of necessary division, all competitors stand in high heels and are recorded for height. Then they are divided evenly into the set classes based on total number of competitors (i.e., shortest six women in Short Class and tallest six women in Tall Class in an event with 12 Figure Women).

solid252
12-11-2010, 01:28 PM
The International Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness (INBF) Federation, Inc., has set weight classes for Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding. Classes in Figure, Novice Men, Masters Men and Ms. Fit Body are traditionally set by height, but based on the heights of the competitors entered into a specific competition, at the direction of the local promoter.

MEN’S OPEN BODYBUILDING WEIGHT CLASSES
The weight classes are the same in all INBF Men’s open bodybuilding contests:
•Bantamweights – under 150 lbs.;
•Lightweights – 150 to 165 lbs.;
•Middleweights – 165-1/4 to 176 lbs.;
•Light-Heavyweights – 176-1/4 to 190 lbs.;
•Heavyweights – Over 190 lbs.

WOMEN’S OPEN BODYBUILDING WEIGHT CLASSES
The weight classes are the same in all INBF Women’s open bodybuilding contests:
•Lightweights – under 118 lbs.;
•Heavyweights – 118 lbs. & over.

NOVICE MEN’S, WOMEN’S AND NOVICE MASTERS BODYBUILDING
Novice classes sometimes are conducted in set weight classes (at the discretion of the promoter), but usually the Novice competitors (if there are more than 10) are divided in half or in thirds by weight. All competitors weigh in and are divided evenly into the set classes based on total number (i.e., lightest six men in lightweights and heaviest six men in heavyweights in an event with 12 Novice Men).

WOMEN’S FIGURE OR MS. FIT BODY DIVISIONS
Women’s Figure and Ms. Fit Body classes are typically divided in half or in thirds by height (when there are large numbers of competitors to warrant splitting the division, subject to promoter approval). In the case of necessary division, all competitors stand in high heels and are recorded for height. Then they are divided evenly into the set classes based on total number of competitors (i.e., shortest six women in Short Class and tallest six women in Tall Class in an event with 12 Figure Women).

Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for, I am doing an INBF show in April 2011 and this definitely helped.