PYEONGTAEK, South Korea — Camp Carroll in South Korea plans its first-ever bodybuilding competition Sept. 23 and is calling for anyone interested to show off their physiques.

The “Mr. And Ms. Supernatural Bodybuilding Championship” will be at the Crown Jewel Fitness Center, Building 135 at Camp Carroll starting at 7 p.m.

The competition is open to all servicemembers, South Korean augmentees to the U.S. Army, U.S. Defense Department civilians and their family members.

“This is about posing, bringing your best physique and your best attitude,” said Camp Carroll sports director Carlos Algarin.

Contestants will have 90 seconds to take the stage and display their physiques before judges who’ll grade them according to four bodybuilding criteria: symmetry, muscle mass, condition and definition, and posing presentation. Entrants must submit a CD with at least 60 seconds of music they want played when it’s their turn onstage.

Registration and mandatory weigh-in is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A mandatory briefing follows from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Entrants can take part in the competition only if they make it through an earlier qualifying “prejudging” session designed to screen out those who might fall embarrassingly short of the right competitive stuff, Algarin said.

“Because we don’t want anybody to be embarrassed up there,” he said with a chuckle.

The prejudging is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. at the center.

Men will be evaluated on eight poses, women on six.

Judges will select a winner and runner-up in each category, and two overall winners: one male, one female, Algarin said.

“We’re trying to encourage people to take more care of their bodies,” he said. “Not necessarily becoming body builders but just becoming more conscientious about it, lifting weights, doing exercise, having better eating habits. That’s sort of the objective of this.”

Anyone interested in competing can call Algarin at DSN 765-8118.

Event categories

Entrants will compete in the following categories:

Women’s Light/Middleweight: Up to 125.4 pounds.Women’s Open: 125.5 pounds and up.Men’s Light/Middleweight: Up to 176 pounds.Men’s Open: 176.25 pounds to 198.25 pounds and up.Men’s Senior: 40-years-old and up.Male contestants will be evaluated on the following poses:

Front double bicepFront lat spreadSide chestBack double bicepBack lat spreadSide tricepHands over abs and legMost muscularFemale contestants will be evaluated on the following poses:

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