The NPC and IFBB Professional League Wellness Division took the industry by storm since its inception. It’s a popular and desired look by females, and one of the key body parts is glutes. They need to be big, muscular and shapely to do well. But how? There is no one better to ask than IFBB pro Renee Jewett.
Wellness Division: a Closer Look
Wellness Defined by J.M. Manion, Owner and Chief Photographer of NPC News Online:
“Wellness is a very athletic look. Many of the competitors have a background in sports like soccer, track and field, and volleyball, where you tend to see more leg development. I would describe Wellness as a hybrid of Figure and Bikini because they do both quarter-turns like Figure as well as the Bikini walk to the rear of the stage and back. One misconception early on was that Wellness competitors would have ‘jiggly’ butts, which is not the case. Their glutes are rock-hard. Again, Wellness is a highly athletic look.”
Wellness Rules From NPC News Online
What is the Wellness Division? This division is for females with athletic physiques that showcase more body mass in the hips, glutes and thigh areas. The upper body is developed but not to the same degree as the lower body.
Frequently Asked Questions
Level of conditioning? We are looking for conditioning almost on par with Bikini athletes, but the athletes will have slightly more muscle. We want to see a little body fat with slight separation but no striations.
Abs defined like Figure or less defined like Bikini? As it currently is in Bikini.
Shoulders? Rounded and capped like Figure and Women’s Physique or less pronounced like Bikini? Slightly more developed than Bikini and a little less than Figure, but not as lean and with no striations. Not like Women’s Physique.
How much definition for quads? The quads should display an athletic appearance with slight separation but no striations. Not as lean and defined as Figure and Women’s Physique.
Glute development? Full, round glutes with a slight separation between the hamstring and glute area but no striations, as is in place for the Bikini Division. Glutes will be bigger than current Bikini competitors. They will not be as lean and defined as Figure and Women’s Physique.
For more information, visit npcnewsonline.com
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