June 16, 2016

The Weatherman has been back shearing after 6 years of not doing more than one 8 hour day with no pressure.  He's now a helicopter pilot, and it's a lot less strenuous.  Nonetheless, he's taken some "holidays" and has gone to play with our friends Grinder and Dances wi...

March 16, 2016

 

Firstly, you need to know this…
1. 20% of energy during exercise is used for muscular activity – the shearing or woolhandling part

 

2. 80% is used when we sweat (the dripping off the nose part)

 

3. Dehydration is affected by
     a. Fluid intake
     b. Heat...

March 16, 2016

 

1. Cold water baths. There seems to be some improvement in muscle chemistry after a 10 minute cold bath for 10 minutes. There also are effects on the central nervous system by decreasing the workload on your heart and decreasing the effects of overheating. 
How to mak...

March 16, 2016

Still on the topic of hydration, and urine, did you know that there is such thing as overhydration?

 

So, here anyway, it’s still super hot, and sheds, they are not going to be changing in a hurry. So, you are out there working in hot, hot, heat for long hours every day,...