With the advent of the new Men's Physique Division in the NPC among other variations throughout some natural organizations as well, what are your thoughts on this impending evolution of the industry?
Where do you see this division heading?
Is this the end of the (at least flagship) popularity of open men's bodybuilding? Taking the Europa Show Orlando as an example; the open class was omitted with only the 212 class showcased regarding bodybuilding. The (now) usual suspects were there including Women's Physique, Bikini, Figure and (I believe) Fitness with the additon of Men's Physique.
Will this omission be a growing trend for the smaller NPC/IFBB shows with the larger ones being the "safehouse" for the mass monsters?
I would love to hear from both bodybuilders and MPD competitors...