Not being allowed to drink water when training?
Today was my first day on the matts in about 5 years. I've decided to take up BJJ again and get my fat ass back in to gear. I also recently (2 weeks ago) kicked my 14 year smoking habit. I'm still getting craves - but they are manageable.
Anyway, I went to the new BJJ gym, signed up and went at it. I had this blue belt guy with a rather large ego telling me what to do which was kind of annoying but managable. It was only warm ups anyway.
I noticed a few things he teached were significantly different and sometimes possibly even wrong from the information I was made aware of at various royler/rickson/barra seminars from back when I did used to train - but as it's been so long I did what I was told and shut up. It was amusing when the brown belt came in and told this blue belt guy he was doing something wrong - could see his ego hurt visibly in his face. He'd then tell us to do some stupid amount of anything to make up for it - anyway :
After about 30 minutes I was sweating more than I ever remember sweating before. I'm not sure if it's because it was 41 degress with no air con or because I am a whale compaired to my old self, but it was horrible. We were made to do 250 crunches, 50 squats, 50 pu's, su's and then jog. This is fine - no complaints to somebody that's capable and ready but I'd just walked in to the place. I was dead. I couldn't talk because my mouth was a desert. I needed a drink and my response was "No, not for another hours and a half". I was so dizzy I felt sick.
I was forced to dehydrate for what I am told was the purpose of "Endurance" but as far as my understanding is water enables a lot of stuff in your body to actually function properly when you are drinking it. Putting your body in to shut down mode just seems like a bunch of ****. I could have easily pased out.
Is this practise normal?