Trigger Point

The Trigger Point Cold Roller is supposed to provide the benefits of rolling and icing at the same time.

Provisions: Delta Pop-Up Safety Video

Published: Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 3H

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WATCH

Delta Pop-Up Safety Video

Raise your hand if you pay close attention to those pre-flight safety videos that play before the plane taxis down the runway? Thought so. But Delta tried to enliven its obligatory instructions by putting snarky "pop-up" comment bubbles, as well as employing humor in the form of triplets and, of course, the lavatory.


GEAR

• Trigger Point Cold Roller

$99, www.tptherapy.com

Foam rollers, used by endurance athletes to enhance muscle recovery, apparently are passé. Now, there is the cold roller. It's the same premise – myofascial release via pressure on the muscles – but with a device featuring frozen metal rather than foam. Consider it multitasking – icing and rolling at the same time. We're still waiting for studies showing whether it is effective.


THE LIST

• Adventure Journal's 9 Best Chairlifts in North America

www.adventure-journal.com/2012/12/the-list-the-9-best-chairlifts-in-north-america

(Note: This is in alphabetical order, not by ranking)

• Collins, Alta, Utah

• Glacier Express, Blackcomb, B.C.

• Sublette Quad, Jackson Hole, Wyo.

• Single Chair, Mad River Glen, Vt.

• Double, Silverton Mountain, Colo.

• KT22 Express, Squaw Valley

• Challenger, Sun Valley, Idaho

• Peak Express, Whistler, B.C.


READ

• Outside Magazine's Survival Quiz

Test-Your-Survival-Skills

Think you know how to survive in the wild? Outside magazine's quiz might set you straight. Example: "Your Cessna pilot dies midflight and you take the controls. Which is your best option for a crash landing? (a) a lake; (b) a small clearing among old growth; (c) an orchard.

Answer: Orchard. "The small trees of an orchard will offer better shock absorption than water. And you won't drown if you get knocked out."

– Compiled by Sam McManis, smcmanis@sacbee.com

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