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

 

I remember watching a play over 15 years ago about a young shearer who was doing really well in a board race, when he fell apart. He was listening to music on headphones, and he threw them off. Someone, probably the woolhandler, said to him, something along the lines...

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

 

While everyone who is cool seems to be wearing compression gear, I’ve been looking in to the why’s of it. There is some iffy research out there to be honest with you – some says there is no benefit with wearing tights after a big event to help with recovery, others sa...

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...

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