Oh man, we train in an old auto parts warehouse. During day classes, the instructor rarely opens up the garage doors, so just when the sun is at its zenith we're freaking rolling under a hot tin roof, gasping for humid, rank air. Goddamn I love jiu-jitsu and Dixie.
Las Vegas in summertime. Or Austin TX without AC in the summertime.
I've felt like i was going to die before.
I love hot-weather training. Get the gi nice and soaked.
In contrast, I can't stand when we turn on the AC. We did that today, and I just couldn't warm up. It affects my ability to get my game going.
There's a vent on one side of the dojo, where cold air comes out. I avoid that side of the floor like the plague.
Stinking sauna hot is my favourite too. Perfect for my best set up: drip gallons of sweat into their eyes and blind them, leaving them at my mercy!
In hot yoga, they also turn up the heat even on a warm humid day. Not to mention that in hot yoga, the room tend to be jammed packed, and therefore the humidity can be excruciating.
Bjj in a closed room is easier. The gi becomes damp enough, and eventually it serves to cool your body down. And as well, in bjj, people will keep on hydrating as they please.
The main suckage being that guys do not smell as nice as girls.
On the bright side, you always cut down on your water weight.
But you get used to it.
Japan during summer sucks a lot. I never did any BJJ there, but I did some Judo. It was so hot and humid.
I'm not sure how hot and humid it is in Toronto, but southern Louisiana is hot and humid as heck pretty much all year. Then to make matters worse our gym doesn't have AC or a working water fountain and only has a front and back door for air to get in. I agree that it helps get you ready for comps and helps your technique, but after so much sweat you can't train anymore no gi, and with a gi on you feel like you are going to dehydrate any second. But there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon; our gym is moving into a Spectrum fitness so we'll now have AC, a working water fountain, showers, actual weights and a pool. It's gonna be nice...hopefully.
Today was hot (29c), but we had the front and back door open. Let me tell you: Toronto usually tops out around 30 Celsius or so, but with the humidity it feels more like 40 or so.
I have a gi class today from 12-1:30
Damn, you guys are training for real.
to tell you the truth, I'm very bad at breaking down technique and practicing it.
I have a low attention span, and I'd think it would be worse with heat added into the mix.
My gym is too forgiving, we always have AC or open doors.
and I always train no-gi.
I'm spoiled, I know.
....and I find this hot yoga intriguing.