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...

May 23, 2016

I received some great unsolicited feedback from a user of the app - after a bit of discussion with them (and their permission) I've just recreated it below.... and there is a link  here for the free iphone app. The others will follow soon!

 

It includes

  • some tip...

March 16, 2016

 

Are you getting ready for NZ Shears yet? Sometimes the sheep aren't right, or we're just not able to get to work, a big wet, last on the list to be called, and practice is just not happening.

I've got a way to help you get started.

Visualisation is a way to make a huge...

March 16, 2016

 

7 ways to make a great speech if you manage to win this weekend!

 

We’ve all heard the mumbling from the podium, and the thanks to the ladies in the lunchroom (they are important, don’t forget them) – but to make your speech one people will enjoy listening to as much as...

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

Working in the heat as we know is a tough job – but evidence shows that trained subjects, working in heat of about 40 degrees with 10% relative humidity, and at about 60% of maximal capacity for 10 days increased their overall performance after several days, and had mu...

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,...

March 16, 2016

Are you super hot at work at the moment? I've worked out eleven ways you can keep cool in the heat - but I want to know what you think.

 

*Please note this is to keep cool, not as a treatment for overheating.

 

1. Changing your wet singlets often - at comb changes if nece...

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