"I'm not a chicken. I'm just really hesitant." -Frasier Crane
Question #7759 posted on 09/17/2004 4:02 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How many hours before lifting weights should you eat different types of meat so they have the best effect as far as helping you become stronger and growing muscle tissue?

- Wannabe stronger.

A: Dear Wannabe,

Nice name, lots of jokes come to mind but I pass if it's too easy.
The governor of California recommends about an hour before your workout in his comprehensive Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding.
Honestly though, it's not going to help you that much. Swing by your local GNC and they'll hook you up with something a little better. Moreover, your workout itself is going to be the biggest factor.
Remember though, from 50 First Dates, "Stay off the juice."

-Skippy DeLorean
A: Dear Skippy,
Right. Like a politician could ever be qualified enough to know about body building.