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  1. W. Rabbit is offline
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    How Hot (in degrees) is your School/Club/Kwoon/Dojo?

    Holy ****, we couldn't turn the AC or fans on in our training hall the other night and I think I nearly had a heat stroke...it must have been about 95 degrees in the hall and muggy (a thunderstorm was brewing all day...hot and wet and not the good kind) and after the first hour my hands started feeling numb. I think I might have had a borderline heat stroke or something...went outside it had just rained and my sweat-soaked uniform T shirt was literally steaming off my body. Replaced enough water to make my kidneys hate me.

    What kind of temperature do others train in, either by choice or forcibly? High heat = high calorie burn but also leads to some unfortunate situations, like death. Do your instructors allow/disallow the use of AC, ventilation, or fans, and if so...do you like it?

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    6/23/2010 4:29pm

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    I just quit a school recently because they REFUSE to turn the A/C on.

    Some typical standard requirements (rule of thumb)

    http://www.ifafitness.com/health/temperature.htm
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    80-90F I live in Atlanta GA and train in a sport dominated by tropical thinking.
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    6/23/2010 4:53pm

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    It seems to depend on the number of people training, where I am; it can range anywhere from 76 to 89 F, over the past two weeks, and the thermostat set at 70. To answer the obvious question, yes the unit has been serviced regularly, but it's clearly undersized for the heat that dozens of people can generate while working up a good sweat. It's not uncommon to have 50+ people in our dojo.

    The good news, I suppose, is that it has been the topic of much conversation, so I feel that a solution may be imminent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daddykata View Post
    it's clearly undersized for the heat that dozens of people can generate while working up a good sweat.
    Yep, this is what I was getting at. Twenty students starting in an unventilated room at 90 degrees and training hard is going to up that ambient temp quite a ways and cook the class...so isn't it pretty important to vent that heat? I think I am going to speak with sifu about this...when HE came in and remarked how overly hot the room air was, I knew we were being stupid...

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    6/23/2010 5:11pm

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    The place where I train Systema is up a flight of stairs. I can tell when it's going to be a warm session by 1) the number of degrees the temperature rises as I'm climbing the stairs and 2) the number of drops of sweat that drip off my nose when I'm holding the "plank" position during the warm-up. There are ceiling fans but no air conditioning.

    I'm 43 years old and I wouldn't ever try to tough through heat-stroke; sit down and cool down.
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    It's avg of 100 in Houston. On Monday nights we turn off the ac upstairs and close the doors. It gets to about 90 in the room itself according to the thermostat.
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    I came up in a culture that was all about not having AC while training. Knowing your body and staying hydrated are very important... plus you might want to cut class a little early on those REALLY messy times.
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    teach outside so it varies, today was 96 in Iowa
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    My former school wouldn't turn on the heat, it was like 35-40F. It was hard to breathe when I ran to warm up. I told them that multiple times but they didn't do anything, I left soon after.
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