National Physique Committee (NPC)
The National Physique Committee (NPC) is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States. Amateur bodybuilders compete in various competitions from local to national competitions sanctioned by the NPC. One amateur organization per country is recognized by the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB), which claims to be bodybuilding's international professional organization (although it is not recognized by the International Olympic Committee as such), and the IFBB recognizes the NPC as its amateur extension for the United States.
In order to become an IFBB professional bodybuilder in the United States you must first win a class at the NPC Nationals Championship or be the overall winner at the NPC USA Championship. However, there are other organizations and federations in the US that also promote amateur athletics and have a professional extension. While the NPC and the IFBB are the largest and most well known, there are other amateur and professional bodybuilding organizations and federations as well.
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To compete in body building under NPC rules you must follow a long list of guidelines that includes specifications on everything from the required poses to attire.
Here are the required women's poses under NPC guidelines:
Judging is based on the the following points:
Small degree of muscularity with separation no visible striations
To compete under NPC fitness rules, each 2 minute fitness routine must include the following five moves:
You can learn more about the NPC by visiting their official website.