Sunday, September 29, 2013


  2014 NPC LA Calendar
         

      April  12-  Slidell
 Meeting -  Free Workshop
 Crossgates Family Fitness
  1-4pm

     May 23 -  Shreveport
 Meeting -  Free Workshop
 1-3pm
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          APRIL 26 - METAIRIE             
       NPC BAYOU MUSCLE CONTEST
           BB/ PHYSIQUE/ FIGURE &  BIKINI
           *NATIONAL  QUALIFIER OPEN TO ALL DISTRICTS
          BEST WESTERN LANDMARK HOTEL -  SEVERN AVENUE
          Luke & Robin Tesvich - 504-439-6224
          http://bayoumuscle.com



          MAY 10- SLIDELL                                
       NPC  CAMELLIA CHAMPIONSHIP 
           BB/ PHYSIQUE/ FIGURE &  BIKINI        
           *NON- QUALIFIER OPEN TO ALL DISTRICTS
           SLIDELL  MUNICIPAL  AUDITORIUM -  2ND STREET
            Danielle Kifer - 985-774-9029
          http://camelliachampionships.com

           

          MAY 24 - SHREVEPORT
          IFBB/NPC OPTIMUM CLASSIC
      BB/ PHYSIQUE/ FIGURE & BIKINI
              *NON- QUALIFIER OPEN TO ALL DISTRICTS
       Robert Blount - 318-347-2208
           http://optimumclassic.com


       JUNE 20 - 21 -  METAIRIE                                     
       NPC  GREATER GULF STATES
       BB/ PHYSIQUE/ FIGURE & BIKINI
           *NATIONAL   QUALIFIER - Open to All Districts
           New Orleans Divisions~Open to Metro Area Residents Only         

       IFBB PRO GREATER GULF 
       Bikini,  Women's Physique,  Men's Physique, Masters M P

             NPC    USA  WHEELCHAIR CHAMPIONSHIP
               IFBB   PRO   QUALIFIER   WHEELCHAIR  
           BEST WESTERN LANDMARK HOTEL           
           2701  SEVERN AVENUE - METAIRIE           
               Luke & Robin Tesvich  504-439-6224/ 650-0733
               http://www.npcggs.com/

              
             JULY 12 - LAFAYETTE
              NPC LOUISIANA  STATE
           BB/ PHYSIQUE/ FIGURE & BIKINI
          *NATIONAL  QUALIFIER - OPEN TO LA. RESIDENTS ONLY          
           HEYMANN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - COLLEGE DRIVE
           Tommy Guarisco - 985-209-0207 
           http://www.lachampionships.com/         fitshow@bellsouth.com

           
          AUGUST 2 -  BATON ROUGE
          NPC  RED  STICK  CLASSIC
          BB/ PHYSIQUE/  FIGURE &  BIKINI
          * NON- QUALIFIER OPEN TO ALL DISTRICTS
           CROWNE  PLAZA HOTEL -  CONSTITUTION AVENUE
          John  Lupo -  504-330-4784
          http://www.redstickclassic.com/
           or email:    redstick@yahoo.com



           AUGUST  16 -  LAFAYETTE
           NPC  CAJUN SHOWDOWN
       BB/PHYSIQUE/ FIGURE & BIKINI
      *NATIONAL  QUALIFIER - Open to All Districts
       LAFAYETTE  HILTON HOTEL - W. PINHOOK RD.
           Robin Tesvich &  John Lupo - 504-650-0733 or 504-330-4784
           NPCLAoffice@aol.com           http://cajunshowdown.com

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2014 NOTES:
PLEASE  NOTE:  ALL DIVISIONS:  IF YOU PLACE TOP 3 IN A NATIONAL QUALIFIER, YOU ARE QUALIFIED FOR  ALL NPC  NATIONAL EVENTS, FOR THE YEAR YOU QUALIFY,  2014, AND THRUOUT THE FOLLOWING YEAR'S NATIONAL EVENTS.
IF YOU PLACE TOP 5 IN A NATIONAL QUALIFIER,  YOU WILL BE QUALIFIED FOR THE SAME PERIOD FOR ALL NPC NATIONAL EVENTS,   EXCEPT   THE USA AND NATIONALS.

DEFINITION OF A NOVICE:  WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE IN A NOVICE DIVISION:
AN NPC COMPETITOR THAT HAS NOT PLACED IN THE TOP 10 IN AN NPC NATIONAL EVENT.

WE WILL ALLOW COMPETITORS TO CROSSOVER IN NOVICE AND OPEN, AS LONG AS YOU HAVE NOT PLACED TOP 10 IN AN NPC EVENT.

2014 NPC MEMBERSHIP CARDS ARE $120.




Friday, June 1, 2012

NPC LA MEETING/ CONTEST SEMINARS

Thanks to everyone that attended one or more of our Seminars... We were thrilled with good turnouts and it was a pleasure meeting so many new competitors.  We hope each of you gained info and confidence to assist you in your competitions.

Feel free to call NPC LA Chairman, Luke Tesvich at 504-439-6224 if you have questions regarding the upcoming NPC Louisiana events.
   















Thursday, October 20, 2011

2012 NEWS RE: Women's Physique Division

The National Physique Committee addition of Women's Physique at the six national competitions in 2011 created a new division with new criteria and many fantastic new IFBB Pro's. WOMEN"S PHYSIQUE is being judged  with the following Criteria:
SYMMETRY,  SHAPE,  PROPORTION,  MUSCLE TONE, POISE AND FLOW OF THE PHYSIQUE
ASSESSMENT AND COMPARISONS WILL TAKE PLACE DURING PREJUDGING
Physiques should display all of the above criteria without compromising femininity, beauty, or flow of the physique
The following are examples of common bodybuilding terms that should NOT be descriptive of the Women's Physique competitor:
RIPPED,  SHREDDED, STRIATED, DRY, HARD, VASCULAR, GRAINY, MASSIVE, THICK, DENSE, ETC..
While all types of physiques will be considered when it comes to height, weight and structure, excessive muscularity will be scored down accordingly.  WP  will be judged as a standard between Figure and Bodybuilding.
Judging Format:
Prejudging - Individual 45 sec. routine with 10 second warning                        
                   Quarter - Turns
                   Mandatory Posing Comparisons/ Callouts
Finals -        Individual Posing Routine
Awards
Rules:
Suits must be two-piece. They do not have to be solid color. Bottoms must be V-shaped. No thongs permitted. All suits must be in good taste.
The following are the Mandatory poses for WP:
Front Double Biceps - must be done open-handed, no flat-footed front poses, must be some sort of front twisting pose
Back Double Biceps - open hands
Side Tricep with Leg Extended
Side Chest with Arms Extended
Front Ab/ Thigh with Leg Extended
Finals Routine will be maximum of 45 seconds performed to athletes' choice of music, adhering to NPC rules.  NO profanity allowed in music.  No props will be used.  No heels may be worn during the competition or judging of WP.
Each of the National competitions will qualify women as eligible for IFBB Pro Status in Women's Physique. This is a great addition to women's divisions for those with more muscle than a Figure physique, but not possessing or displaying the amount of muscle development and definition of women bodybuilders.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rules and Procedures

If  anyone  has  questions  regarding  their  NPC amateur eligibility,  contact  the  NPC  national  office about  rules  and  procedures.     412- 276-5027 - office

Friday, April 22, 2011

IFBB Women's Head Judge Sandy Willamson



This video is a must see for all Bikini competitors... hope you'll take a few minutes to listen to Sandy's observations.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NPC Men's Physique Division


The Men's Physique Division has become a tremendous addition to the NPC Louisiana competitions.  We hope the following information will give you an idea of the specifics for this division!
JUDGING  CRITERIA -  As directed from National Office
Judges will be looking for fit contestants displaying proper shape and symmetry combined with an athletic muscularity and overall healthy conditioning. Stage presence and presentation is important. This is NOT a bodybuilding contest, so extreme muscular development is not necessary!
Competitors will be asked to do quarter-turns in board shorts, (shorts must be just below the waist and to the knee) and bare feet. No spandex shorts and no logos or writing on shorts. Competitors will do quarter-turns individually and as a group for comparisons.
Height classes will be offered in some of our NPC shows.  It will be offered at the Promoter's discretion, but must be advertised on entry and contest information.
Competitors placing in the top 5 of  a national qualifying contest will have a one year qualification for national level events.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

FIGURE ~ Be Your BEST!!

One of the most challenging aspects of Figure competition seems to be learning proper stance and graceful presentation.  We can't stress enough how important practicing your walk,  your quarter turns, and your relaxed stance onstage is!  Judges can only judge what you show them.  And how you walk, do your quarter turns and stand makes your overall symmetry, balance, and FIGURE appear better or worse onstage. These photos demonstrate good form in the quarter turns and are meant as a guide to give you an idea of what standing up straight, with your hands pretty much relaxed at your sides, your chest up, your waist and ab area held tight and feet and legs together can make you appear much more balanced and well proportioned.









Remember,  practice, practice, practice....and have a professional work with you... Your best friend at the gym is not qualified to train you on Figure criteria....unless your friend at the gym is an I.F.B.B. Pro or a highly ranked NPC official and judge, chances are your friend may not have the discerning eye and perspective needed to help you be your best!