Reply
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Registered User Philo84's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2003
    Location: Stuttgart
    Posts: 23
    Rep Power: 0
    Philo84 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    Philo84 is offline

    WNBF Weight-classes

    Can someone explain me the different weight-classes in the WNBF?
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User Philo84's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2003
    Location: Stuttgart
    Posts: 23
    Rep Power: 0
    Philo84 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    Philo84 is offline
    Nobody can help me? Nobody knows the weight-limits of each WNBF weight-class???
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User Thad310's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2006
    Posts: 31
    Rep Power: 0
    Thad310 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) Thad310 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) Thad310 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    Thad310 is offline
    Originally Posted by Philo84 View Post
    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?
    Thad Phillips
    "WNBF Pro"
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User Philo84's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2003
    Location: Stuttgart
    Posts: 23
    Rep Power: 0
    Philo84 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    Philo84 is offline
    Ah, okay. So you can´t say in what a class you are before the show?!
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Team Boss Barbell Club Rsardinia's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2006
    Location: United States
    Posts: 7,607
    Rep Power: 14386
    Rsardinia is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Rsardinia is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Rsardinia is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Rsardinia is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Rsardinia is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Rsardinia is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Rsardinia is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Rsardinia is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Rsardinia is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Rsardinia is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Rsardinia is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    Rsardinia is offline
    Originally Posted by Thad310 View Post
    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
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User Thad310's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2006
    Posts: 31
    Rep Power: 0
    Thad310 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) Thad310 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) Thad310 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    Thad310 is offline
    Originally Posted by Philo84 View Post
    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!
    Thad Phillips
    "WNBF Pro"
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User Philo84's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2003
    Location: Stuttgart
    Posts: 23
    Rep Power: 0
    Philo84 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    Philo84 is offline
    Thanks for the information! Now everything is clear for me!
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User solid252's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: New Jersey, United States
    Age: 40
    Posts: 758
    Rep Power: 2513
    solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000)
    solid252 is offline
    So what are the standard weight classes in the INBF??
    Brought to you by Carl's Jr.
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Registered User Thad310's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2006
    Posts: 31
    Rep Power: 0
    Thad310 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) Thad310 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) Thad310 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    Thad310 is offline
    Originally Posted by solid252 View Post
    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??
    Thad Phillips
    "WNBF Pro"
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Registered User wnbfwarriorpro's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2006
    Location: New Jersey, United States
    Age: 55
    Posts: 2,290
    Rep Power: 1512
    wnbfwarriorpro is just really nice. (+1000) wnbfwarriorpro is just really nice. (+1000) wnbfwarriorpro is just really nice. (+1000) wnbfwarriorpro is just really nice. (+1000) wnbfwarriorpro is just really nice. (+1000) wnbfwarriorpro is just really nice. (+1000) wnbfwarriorpro is just really nice. (+1000) wnbfwarriorpro is just really nice. (+1000) wnbfwarriorpro is just really nice. (+1000) wnbfwarriorpro is just really nice. (+1000) wnbfwarriorpro is just really nice. (+1000)
    wnbfwarriorpro is offline
    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).
    Drugfreeathletescoalition.com

    areyousuperpowered.com
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Registered User solid252's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: New Jersey, United States
    Age: 40
    Posts: 758
    Rep Power: 2513
    solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000) solid252 is just really nice. (+1000)
    solid252 is offline
    Originally Posted by wnbfwarriorpro View Post
    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.
    Brought to you by Carl's Jr.
    Reply With Quote

Similar Threads

  1. weight classes in bodybuilding
    By IMMORTAL SHAKUR in forum Professional Bodybuilding
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 08-10-2004, 11:58 PM
  2. Boxing Weight Classes:
    By AssToGrass in forum Losing Fat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-14-2004, 08:08 PM
  3. Weight classes
    By Rufiowreslter27 in forum Teen Bodybuilding
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-02-2003, 08:40 PM
  4. sorry, stupid question, weight classes
    By placebo in forum Powerlifting/Strongman
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-22-2002, 07:54 AM
  5. Weight classes are dumb
    By Seanner in forum Teen Bodybuilding
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 04-20-2002, 03:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts