I completely agree with these rules. Yes, the posing routine is unique and adds variety to the show but when it comes to scoring, it doesn't represent the bodybuilder's physique as an entirety. Its purely just for entertainment value. The comparisons, along with the finals/posedown are crucial and I feel Jim made a logical choice to change up the rules.
WOW thats terrible, usually if two guys are tied, they one may be able to move up a notch based on the posing routine... Why would anyone try hard at the posing routine now????!!!
It would be awesome if someone like kai greene just stood there, stook their gut out, didnt tighten his quads, and made a the worst presentation of a posing routine EVER! since it wont be counted for points, it shouldnt make a difference in the outcome. That would proove a point that some people work really hard at their routine to stand out and present their body in a spectacular way and if its not going to be accounted for then theirs little reason to put effort into their routines.
I think this is good. It plays into the hands of the biggest guys as they have to move less and put less effort into competing.
The next move will be the logical step of having all competitors just be judged based on how much they weigh and their BF levels. They wouldn't have to even come to the competition stage to do this, they could phone it in.
Posing routine is what makes each athlete unique, well the ones who put effort into them, preparing it and repeating it times and times before contest time.Now it's like: Yeah you can do your posing routing, we ain't gonna give a fuck, so basically they could just step on stage and sit down for 2 minutes till their turn is over.Sure the Pre-Judging is fundamental for the final results but so was the posing routine round.Posedown otherwise is very fun to see but basically things are done when it's posedown times judges already has the winner, posedown is a show for the crowd when contest it's finished.