Wayne Gretzky is famous as the best hockey player ever. He has a career total of 2857 points, the next runner up has 1921 points while playing about 250 more games than Gretzky, ie Wayne was dominant. He is well known for his pregame meal... 4 hotdogs with mustard and onions. Yes, I know, LOL indeed. Between periods, he drank a diet coke, water, and a gatorade, but my focus is primarily the hotdogs... what is it about that meal, if anything, that could lead to a performance enhancement? A few thoughts I posit: 1) Four frankfurters have about 2.3g of sodium, that's 1 RDA. 2) Glycine would make up a relatively large proportion of the amino acids in the frankfurter. 3) The highly processed nature of the meat may be expected to lead to a highly digestible protein source, while being relatively low in total protein content. (4 dogs=21g, cronometer) 4) The meal including buns (data from cronometer, in real life, the nutrition and cals from the dogs and esp. buns could vary widely, depending on size, oil content, vitamin enrichment etc...) is about 50% fat cals, fat acts as an insulin suppressor, ie no blood sugar undulations, more total sugar and aminos in the blood for longer. The between period drinks are non-insulinogenic. 5) Meal is reasonably high in B vits (cronometer) Disclaimer: I'm not a reductionist(Or at least I try not to be!), clearly most of Gretzkys accomplishments stem from his early childhood development. I just thought it's an interesting question as at first, the meal sounds terribly unhealthy to the modern ear, however, it stands to reason that at the very least, it couldn't have been performance inhibiting given the success of Gretzky. Any thoughts welcome.