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

Shearers as we know are among the most elite of endurance athletes –  exercising by working every day.

 

Exercise increases the need for sleep – to allow for numerous biochemical processes, including muscle recovery and effects on the sympathetic nervous system (the hea...