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 with Broom. He's got 5 days on prelamb ewes which he is describing as "big", "slabby" and "doughy". He had a warm up day three days before, and they did three runs. He was sore, but could function the next day
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 say yes. Many people who wear the gear report the benefits even in how the body feels in the morning. Most research says that wearing it when racing (the research is on runners mostly) doesn’t make a difference – b
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 make this work for you… have a hot shower first (stretch when you are in there), get clean then jump in a cold bath (10 degrees) for 10 minutes. 2. Drink enough fluid throughout the day to keep your wee pale colour
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 necessary. 2. Getting clean dry jeans on - this is more for comfort, as the dampness will keep you cool. 3. Putting ice in your drink bottle and drinking regularly. 4.Eating cold foods, or if it's too hot for you to