Imagine having to do 11 workouts in two hours in one day. Sounds like a professional league's combine, right? Or it's just GRID, also known as the National Pro GRID League – "the world's first professional spectator sport with two co-ed teams racing head-to-head in a two-hour match." GRID matches bring together speed, skill, and strategy in an amalgam of gymnastics moves, Olympic- and powerlifting, and random body weight exercises you'd never think to do on your own, in one epic match. The only thing that involves potentially more strategic planning than how to train for two hours of functional fitness, is how to EAT for two hours of functional fitness. If you spend a day (or a weekend) competing in GRID or CrossFit, it's complicated to structure your meals around the events. What's too much volume? Too little? How do you get enough calories in to sustain two hours of intense, vigorous exercise, but without the quantity that will cause your lunch to end up on the gym floor? It's a fine balance, requiring knowledge about what your body wants and needs, how much it needs quantitatively and qualitatively, and prepping EVERYTHING in advance. Grabbing a barbell and lifting heavy things isn't as easy as it seems. Take it from these pros (and coach): Nutrition is of the UTMOST importance in CrossFit and GRID, and sometimes it's not all about performance; there's an element of aesthetics in there too!