2009 Natural Springfield Classic Polygraph Schedule

2009 INBF Polygraph Schedule

Friday, November 6 at Host Hotel

12 pm  Lisa Gore


1240 DJ Edwards

100 Kimberly Morris

120 Zachary Marlow

140Lisa Nobles

200 Al Anderson

220 Jeremiah Christich

240 Daniel Andersen

300 Daniel Johnson

320 Mollie McGinnis

340 Amy Fitzmaurice

400 Danielle Small


440 Keith Gambill

500  Kristi Swift

520  Sean McCauley

540 Jeanie Walker

600 Holly Barnes

620 Emily Thomas

Natural Springfield Classic Competitor Info

Good afternoon everyone,

I wanted to post here some updated information about our show.  I am also going to be posting this info on our message board at www.buildmusclelosefat.org/forum   If you have any questions you can you can shoot me an email at www.michael03champ@yahoo.com

Competitors registration will be Friday afternoon November 6th from 4-6 pm at the Comfort Inn 3370 East Battlefield Springfield MO  65804 ph. 417-520-6200.  You must be present during these hours to compete in our show.  Registration will be in a conference room within the hotel.  Front desk staff will be able to assist you with any questions you might have. Please bring a CD for posing music at this time and be prepared to weigh in.

Directions to and from the venue are at this link. I think you right click and then open link. I will also have this link available on the forum. www.buildmusclelosefat.org/forum   MAP


If you need a refrigerator in your room make sure you request one.

Please do not stain the sheets, toilet seats, showers, or carpet.  Bring your own sheets to protect the hotel sheets.  We want to make sure we take care of the hotel.  If you damage the room in any way YOU will be charged for that.

I will be posting a polygraph schedule later in the week.  You must be present for your polygraph at the scheduled time. 

Competitors meeting on Saturday will be at 8 am  Prejuding starts at 9 am sharp. 

Location of the Venue is The Plaster Student Union Theatre at Missouri State University.  The Student Union is in the middle of the campus.  I suggest you access the student union from National Street.  Heading South on National turn right onto Monroe Street.  You can park along Monroe Street or Florence Avenue.  We are able to park in any of those parking lots since it is Saturday.  After you have parked you will have to walk south on Florence until it turns to the left.  Don’t turn left you will turn right and be heading back west.  On your right should be the book store and in front of you in the distance you will eventually see a huge bear statue.  That statue sets in front of the Student Union.  The student union sets on the south side of the bear.  We will have signs up you can’t miss the building. 

Finals start at 5pm we will probably have a competitors meeting around 4pm. 

This venue is an awesome facility.  We are going to do our best to cover all areas back stage, restrooms, etc.  However, with a facility of this size there is no way we can cover everything.  Please, make sure you cover yourself when sitting on seats inside or outside the theatre or any other area located within the campus.  That tanning product is hard to get off certain surfaces. Let’s be respectful of the facility. 

If you have any questions please feel free to shoot me an email or post questions here as others might have the same question.

Thanks and Good Luck,

Michael Thomas

INBF Natural Springfield Classic November 7


I hope this post finds everyone training hard and getting ready for our outstanding event. Needless to say my work is ramping up considerably in anticipation to the big day. I can’t wait to see all the great athletes that will step on stage. I have decided to wave the late fee at least until next week. So it is still not too late to get the entry in. Please mail that in as soon as possible. We have so much work to do that is in response to number and names of you guys and gals.

The show should be awesome. We have some local news reporters that will be our MC’s. College kids will be on campus and we should have a theatre full of them. I have seen some pics of some of you and you all look great. Finish strong and be smart, health is of supreme importance. Well, I gotta go, if you have any questions feel free to contact me through the contact form above which goes directly to my email.

Many blessings,


A pic of me last time


2009 Natural Springfield Classic Entry Deadlines

Just to keep everyone reminded. You must get entry in this week. Don’t wait another day. Below is the info posted on the entry forms. You are expected to know about this and consider this your notice this week. I know many wait till the last minute to send the entry in let me make it clearer. GET IT IN THIS WEEK.

Entry fee is $45.00 Cross over

Fee is $30.00 Polygraph Fee is $40.00

(cash paid directly to Event Polygrapher by

competitors at time of polygraph). Entries

must be postmarked no later than October

24, 2009. All entires post marked after

October 21, 2009 will be required to pay a

late fee of $50.00, NO EXCEPTIONS. Entries

are nonrefundable and NO entries will be

accepted after October 29, 2009. (You will

receive additional information by mail after

we receive your entry).

Make check to Michael Thomas

Balance and Controlling the Madness

Balance is such a key word in any endeavor. Too much of anything can and will result in a negative outcome. Dealing with strength training we must find balance to volume, intensity, and frequency, to insure progress. The problem lies that those elements are always changing and different from individual to individual. I do believe increasing training frequency will result in hypertrophy (more muscle, less bodyfat), but not if a subject is in the middle of chronic overtraining. I read a great study this week on overtraining and I do feel overtraining will limit progress and if left untreated will lead to injury or sickness.

Here are some tips that can help you with BALANCE:

Limit training to 3 at most 4 days per week-strength work.

Limit training sessions to less than 1 hour.

Excessive cardio will negatively effect muscular gains. Balance!!

Consume appropriate carbs during and after training to limit catabolic effects of overtraining. Add protein before and after as well.

Add in extra days of rest if needed.

Take a week off every 8-12 weeks for systemic recovery.

Big topic and I will touch upon it more at a later day,


2009 Natural Springfield Classic

I hope everyone is enjoying the process of getting lean and prepping for our event. I can’t wait to meet all the great athletes that will be attending our event. Remember to get your entry in on time. By getting your entry in on time makes our life much easier. If you have any questions feel free to email me. I will have detailed competitor info out in the next 10 days or so. Make sure you get your room at our host hotel and ask for our Springfield Classic rate.

Have a Great day,


Whats Up

Guys and gals get your entry in on time. Click the link above with all the information on the entry form. Also, make sure you get your hotel which that info is on the entry as well. If you have any questions post up on the comments or the forum. I will have to approve your participation as we have a ton of spammers but I will approve.

Busy day working on show and school. School is getting crazy busy this time of year plus business. Thats what I like busy.

Gotta Go,