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Olympia Qualifiers coming to the Euro Muscle Show in the Netherlands

We are thrilled to share this news. After more than 20 years, the Olympia Qualifiers are set to make a return to the Euro Muscle Show in the Netherlands. This historic event not only marks a significant milestone for bodybuilding enthusiasts but also promises an exhilarating display of talent, dedication, and fitness prowess.

The Olympia Qualifiers

For those new to the bodybuilding scene or unfamiliar with the competitive circuit, the Olympia Qualifiers serve as a pivotal stepping stone to the grandest stage of them all—the Olympia finals. This exclusive event gathers elite bodybuilders from around the world, providing them with a chance to secure their spot in the prestigious Olympia competition. The qualifiers are a showcase of exceptional physique, discipline, and dedication, offering participants the opportunity to compete at the highest rank of the bodybuilding world.

The Categories

The Olympia Qualifiers at the Euro Muscle Show will feature a diverse array of categories, each designed to highlight specific aspects of the bodybuilding artistry. Whether you’re a fan of classic aesthetics or intrigued by the emerging Wellness category, there’s something for everyone. Let’s delve into the four exciting categories that will captivate audiences at the Euro Muscle Show: 212, Classic, Wellness, and Bikini. They each bring a unique flavor to the stage, showcasing the diverse range of physiques and aesthetics celebrated within the world of competitive bodybuilding.

212 Category

The 212 category is named after the maximum weight limit of 212 pounds (approximately 96 kg) that competitors must not exceed. This weight restriction ensures a level playing field and emphasizes proportion, symmetry, and muscularity. Competitors in this category aim to maximize their muscularity while maintaining a balance that epitomizes the art of bodybuilding.

Judging criteria include muscle size, conditioning, and overall presentation.

Classic Category:

The Classic category pays homage to the golden era of bodybuilding, recalling the timeless physiques of legends like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Frank Zane. Athletes in this category present a blend of muscle mass, symmetry, and classic lines. Classic bodybuilding places importance on a well-proportioned physique with a narrow waist, broad shoulders, and a V-shaped torso.

Judging involves evaluating the overall structure, muscle tone, and presentation. Classic poses, reminiscent of iconic bodybuilding eras, play a crucial role in showcasing the competitor’s physique.

Wellness Category:

A relatively recent addition to the bodybuilding landscape, the Wellness category emphasizes a more feminine and curvaceous physique. This category recognizes and celebrates a diverse range of body types, promoting a broader definition of beauty within the fitness industry. Wellness competitors showcase a balanced and proportionate physique with an emphasis on lower body development, including well-defined glutes and thighs.

Judges assess the overall structure, muscle tone, and symmetry, giving importance to the lower body’s development.

Bikini Category:

The Bikini category represents the epitome of feminine beauty within the competitive bodybuilding world. It emphasizes an athletic yet graceful physique, showcasing the art of female bodybuilders. Bikini competitors aim for a well-proportioned physique with a focus on a toned and shapely lower body, including sculpted glutes and thighs. The overall appearance should be athletic, with a balance between muscle tone and femininity.

Judges evaluate factors such as overall presentation, stage presence, and confidence.

About the Euro Muscle Show

The Euro Muscle Show is here to unite fitness enthusiasts, trainers and athletes. It transcends the traditional boundaries of a bodybuilding event with over 1,500 athletes, 100 trade exhibitions and over 100 live contests including:

  • NPC / IFBB Pro League
  • European Strongman Contest.
  • European Powerlifting Classic.
  • CrossFit Games.
  • Boxing
  • MMA

The announcement of the Olympia Qualifiers coming to the Euro Muscle Show at the Rai in Amsterdam is a game-changer for the fitness industry. We are eagerly anticipating the excitement that will surround this historic event. Stay tuned for updates, behind-the-scenes content, and exclusive insights as we count down to the spectacle that awaits at the Euro Muscle Show. Get ready to witness the fitness journey of a lifetime!


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