Lose Weight Faster With More Sleep

June 30th, 2010

My partners over at Prograde just put an awesome new article up on their site.

It’s all about the correlation between sleep and quick weight loss.

I really think you’re going to love this one. It’s possible this may be a big problem for you or someone you know.


Yours in health,

Barry Butt BPE, CSCS, CEP

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken and Avocado Salad

June 25th, 2010

Looking for a cool salad to fill you up this summer? Here’s a delicious recipe from my partners over at Prograde Nutrition for you.

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken and Avocado Salad

1 medium ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced

1 tsp.  lemon juice

1 bag (10 oz.) torn romaine lettuce (about 10 cups)

2 cups  shredded cooked chicken

1 medium tomato, cut into wedges

1 small  cucumber, sliced

1/4 of a medium Vidalia or Walla Walla onion, chopped

½ cup Red Pepper

1/2 cup  Light or Fat-free Italian Dressing

¼ cup Parmesan Cheese


Toss avocados with lemon juice in large salad bowl.

Add lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions; mix lightly.

Add dressing; toss to coat.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Serve immediately.

Hey, if you like that one they’ve got 196 more! Seriously, Prograde has a really cool 197 Healthy and Delicious Fat Burning Recipes ebook for just $4.95!

Check it out here: http://premierstrength.getprograde.com/prograderecipebook.html

Flat Belly Fruits and Veggies

June 22nd, 2010

I want you to eat more fruits and veggies. But I also want you to understand all the powerful nutrients your body is fueled with by eating them.

My partners over at Prograde have made that nice and easy for us 😉

Oh, and they’ve also got a killer drink recipe that will keep you cool this summer.

With permission, here is another awesome update from Team Prograde.

You know you should eat your fruits and veggies. Up to 10 servings of them per day, actually!

But what the heck is in them that makes ’em so good for us?

Read this one to find out:


Next, is a tasty new recipe for you that’s perfect for summer. Let us know if you try it.

Protein Packed Pineapple Cooler – http://premierstrength.getprograde.com/pineapple-cooler.html

Last, don’t forget our MASSIVE 15% off the whole Prograde store sale is almost over. Yup, it ends tomorrow night, so be sure to get your order in TODAY.


Yours in health,

Barry Butt CSCS,PFLC

PS – It’s getting late in the week! If you haven’t already, be sure to SAVE 15% on all your favorite Prograde products right now before the sale ends tomorrow.


Premier Strength Athletes

June 16th, 2010

Premier Strength Athletes had great seasons in 2009-2010.  To highlight a few:
* Blair Bettts and the Philadelphia Flyers made a great Stanley cup run, Blair proved himself as one of the elite penalty killers and face-off men in the NHL.
* Johnny Boychuck established himself as an elite defenceman with the Boston Bruins.  Johnny along with D-partner Zedano Chara were key factors in the Bruins playoff run, playing 30 minutes a night on occasion.
* Jason Chimera continued to prove is value as a power forward when the Washington Capitals traded for him to provide depth and size to a future cup contender.
* Troy Rutkowski continued to impress scouts by being invited to the top prospects game as well as the NHL combine as he looks forward to the up-coming draft.

We are just over 6 weeks into our 2010 off-season hockey training program, and we are currently running at full capacity.  Most of the athletes that we will be working with this summer have started training with the exception of 2 or 3 who will start in the next few weeks.  We are very excited about training this summer as we have added some quality hockey players to our stable of athletes, these players include:

Jay Bouwmeester – Calgary Flames
Matthew Frattin – University of North Dakota
Joe Morrow – Portland Winterhawks
Mark McNeill – Prince Albert Raiders

Along with these higher profile players we have also added a great crop of young players who you will hear great things from in the months and years to come.

Thanks to all of our athletes for continuing to prove that Premier Strength is the best strength & conditioning program in the Edmonton area.

Barry Butt

Are Essential Fatty Acids Really Essential?

June 15th, 2010

It’s a very simple question. But a very important one.

If you’re at all interested in your health then do NOT miss out on this article.

It’s based on science, not guesswork. Yet it’s easy to understand.

Check it out here: http://premierstrength.getprograde.com/why-you-need-omega3-fats.html

Yours in health,

Barry Butt

PS – Prograde is having a BIG sale on their awesome EFA Icon this coming Monday, so be sure to stay tuned for the details! I’ll send them out to you as soon as I get them.

Prograde’s June Birthday Bash (Save 15 Percent)

June 15th, 2010

Well, my partners over at Prograde Nutrition have done it again.

It started out as a simple little special.

But it turned into a MONSTER sale.

Yes, thanks to their CEO having his birthday in June they are putting their entire online store at 15% off this week!

All of the details, including the coupon code, are all right here:


Yours in health,

Barry Butt

PS – In case you missed it on Friday, here is an awesome article from Prograde on The Truth About Essential Fatty Acids. It’s really, really enlightening.


PPS – Remember, Prograde’s birthday bash is only for a couple of days, so be sure to get your order in RIGHT NOW before you forget.