With temperatures on the rise, it's time to switch out thermals in favor of lighter gear for outside training. But what you need to keep cool this summer may not be a new pair of shorts.
Cool Point, Trigger Point Performance Therapy's newest release in handheld cooling devices, promises to keep athletes cooler by reducing the mental and physical stress that heat puts on the body during outside training. Recent studies at Stanford University reveal that a cooling sensation on the palm can help reduce fatigue brought on by scorching heat, allowing athletes to maintain a more intense training pace for a longer period of time.
A rebranding of Trigger Point's popular BEX Runner, Cool Point features an improved gel, which provides 50 percent longer cooling time; a lighter strap; and dual-sided mesh for additional cooling. The lightweight Cool Point (under five ounces) straps to the palm of your hand, so it won't disrupt your normal running motion. Designed for comfort, it permits full use of the fingers.
During a recent warm day, we took Cool Point out for a run. We found that the product substantiates its claims. It reduced our feelings of heat without weighing us down, like a water bottle or an ice pack would.
Outperforming other palm cooling devices, the cost-efficient Cool Point ($20) is available for purchase at specialty running stores nationwide and online at outtuntheheat.com.
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