The Men’s Classic Physique sports category is a bridge between the Bodybuilding and Men’s Physique category. The participating athletes are bulkier compared to the Men’s Physique athletes but smaller than the Bodybuilding category. The posing routine of Men’s Classic Physique is more elaborate than Men’s Physique. The participants pose in boxer shorts instead of board shorts as the development of thigh muscles is also evaluated in this category, unlike Men’s Physique. It is a comparatively new category in bodybuilding sports categories, officially recognized by IFBB in 2018.