John Gibson Looks to Rebound After Rough Start

29 03 2013

STATESVILLE, NC (March 27, 2013) – – After a disappointing Pro All Star Series (PASS) season debut at Dillon Motor Speedway, John Gibson and his Gibson Motorsports team had been looking forward to turning things around this weekend at The Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway. Unfortunately, motor issues will keep them off the race track this weekend.

“It’s a shame we couldn’t run Hickory,” John said. “We always look forward to racing there since we consider it our home track. Unfortunately, the motor problems were worse than we had originally thought and we wouldn’t have been prepared enough to be competitive.”

Mechanical failures plagued their weekend at Dillon. A blown oil line in practice on Friday and a dropped valve during the race on Saturday left the team with a disappointing 27th place finish.

While Gibson Motorsports is unable to race this weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway, thanks to support from longtime marketing partner, MitiGator, they will be looking for redemption at Dillon Motor Speedway on April 6, 2013, this time racing in the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series.

“Despite our results at Dillon earlier this month and the motor troubles, I’m confident about our team and car,” said John. “We have a great engine builder in Keith Dorton of Automotive Specialists. Repairs are being made to the PASS motor and we will be running a sealed Automotive Specialists engine in the X-1R series, so we should be in good shape with our #13 MitiGator Ford Fusion in the Pro Cup Series at Dillon next week.”

MitiGator is an engineered cushioning system designed to protect people from hi-speed, hi-impact assaults and to allow them to continue to perform their jobs or enjoy their leisure time. To learn more about MitiGator, please visit MitiGatorinc.com.

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NFL Players Living By The Code

3 01 2012

NFL players are easily some of the toughest athletes in professional sports. The abuse their bodies take on a daily basis, subjecting themselves to bone crushing hits and constant physical abuse certainly puts these athletes in tough guy status.  Professional football players want to win, and are willing to do anything to get to the promise land, even if the means risking their bodies to serious injury. Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew in a recent interview said that he would play through a concussion and even go so far as to hide his injury from NFL trainers.  According to the Huffington Post, a recent Associated Press survey showed that 23 out of 44 players surveyed would conceal a head related injury if they were at risk of being pulled out of the game.

Clearly, many NFL players are willing to hide their injuries so they can continue to play knowing full well the consequences of such actions. Right now the NFL is facing lawsuits from over 120 retired players who claim that the NFL deliberately hid information about the dangers of concussions and other head related injuries. These claims are also based on the NFL not pushing helmet manufacturers hard enough to produce equipment that can further reduce the risk of concussions. It’s uncertain if any of these lawsuits will make it to court.

What fans don’t see behind the glitz and glamor of the NFL is the culture and principles that many of these players follow. They will do whatever it takes to win, period. Even if that means they can be permanently disabled as a result. The players that are suing the NFL played through pain and injury so they can, at least for a moment, achieve football immortality. Now these players who lived by the “code” are now facing the mortal challenges of back pain, headaches, dementia, depression, and other side effects of the abuse that comes with playing in the NFL.  The NFL will have its hands full as more players come out of the wood work who complain of concussion related symptoms. As this happens, current players may begin to think twice before they decide to hide their injuries.

The MitiGator™ Technology is an engineered cushioning system designed to protect people and equipment from these assaults and to allow them to continue to perform their jobs or enjoy their leisure time. The MitiGator™ uses patented air control technology working with over 4,000 surfaces per square foot to dissipate energy before it is transmitted to the body and thus help alleviate the problems. For more information on the MitiGator Cushioning System email MediaRelations@MitiGatorinc.com

 

 

 





The Various Treatments of Lower Back Pain

7 12 2011

Lower back pain is a common ailment that many athletes and casual fitness enthusiasts suffer from due to a variety of reasons. Strenuous exercises like squats or dead lifts, core exercises which if done incorrectly can lead to lower back injuries. Back injuries can also occur on the field during play.Players in such sports as football, baseball, basketball,etc are susceptible to lower back injuries because of the constant abuse their bodies go through when engaged in their respective sports.

There are a number of remedies prescribed by physicians and physical therapists to treat lower back pain. Medication is one common treatment, others include physical therapy, lotions, and stretching as some of the ways to deal with lower back injuries.

Padding in sports and fitness equipment is an overlooked method of treating lower back injuries.  Materials such as the MitiGator Cushioning system, developed by Sea Systems Group, can be installed in braces and pads for the lower back protecting the athlete from a violent collision during play. The MitiGator can be installed in fitness equipment such as benches and smith machines that can provide additional support to the lower back when  a person is either laying flat or sitting on the bench during an exercise.

Lower back pain can prevent athletes and weekend warriors from enjoying physical activity. Taking the right steps necessary to prevent injury can improve the quality of physical activity one engages in to stay fit and perform on the field.

The MitiGator™ Technology is an engineered cushioning system designed to protect people and equipment from these assaults and to allow them to continue to perform their jobs or enjoy their leisure time. The MitiGator™ uses patented air control technology working with over 4,000 surfaces per square foot to dissipate energy before it is transmitted to the body and thus help alleviate the problems. For more information on the MitiGator Cushioning System email MediaRelations@MitiGatorinc.com

 





NFL Referees On the Lookout for Concussion Symptoms

10 11 2011

The NFL has just instructed referees to be on the look for concussion symptoms, according to ESPN. The response by the NFL is due to San Diego Chargers lineman Kris Dielman who suffered a seizure on Oct. 23.

The NFL is  aware that concussions are becoming a growing problem, prompting team personnel  and other  officials to take swift action if they notice concussion symptoms on any player.

The problem is many concussions symptoms aren’t noticeable, where a player can receive a concussion and not feel the side affects until his injury worsens to the point where it may no longer be treatable.  The NFL has passed rules to protect players from violent hits, such as helmet to helmet hits or defenseless players who cannot protect themselves prior to impact.

If the concussion problem worsens, the NFL will be forced to look into new strategies as well as equipment that can reduce the risk of these life threatening injuries.

The MitiGator™ Technology is an engineered cushioning system designed to protect people and equipment from these assaults and to allow them to continue to perform their jobs or enjoy their leisure time. The MitiGator™ uses patented air control technology working with over 4,000 surfaces per square foot to dissipate energy before it is transmitted to the body and thus help alleviate the problems. For more information on the MitiGator Cushioning System email MediaRelations@MitiGatorinc.com

 





Seas Group Introduces The New Miti-Gait Cushioning Material

18 10 2011

Sea Systems Group and its consumer line, Gator X, has just introduced a new line of MitiGator Cushioning Material designed to protect horses during vehicle transport. The Miti-Gait Transport Protection System is Seas Group’s new cushioning system made specifically to protect horses from extreme vibrations when riding in steel or wooden trailers that provide very little comfort or protection from the elements.

The Miti-Gait encompasses the same MitiGator air cushioning technology that can absorb up to 66% whole body impact providing ample protection for the horse when transported.

During transport, horses experience a high amount of stress that require them to rest at least 48 hours prior to transport. Injuries a horse can receive while transported can include: joint swelling, muscles fatigue, tense strides,decreased reproduction and other ailments that can lead to poor performance when a race horse hits the track.

The Miti-Gait uses advanced air channels that blunt the pressure horses are subjected to during highway travel.  The Miti-Gait can reduce the risk of injury while giving the horse a comfortable and smooth ride when it’s in its trailer. If you would like to learn more about the Miti-Gait, please visit www.mitigait.com.

The anti-impact, anti-vibration properties of each Miti-GAIT mattress are attributed to what’s at its core – an extensively engineered cushioning system which utilizes advanced Air Channel Technology to dissipate energy from impacts and vibrations.  This patented cushioning system is known as MitiGator Technology™.  Researched and developed by SEA Systems Group Inc. and tested by the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and independent laboratories, Mitigator™ has been validated as a revolutionary technology that absorbs and dissipates energy from vibration, impacts, and even blasts!  The shock and vibration dampening features of the MitiGator™ reduces acceleration by over 90% in drop/impact tests, and attenuates up to 75% of whole body vibration.  Developed through a collaborative effort of engineers and equine veterinarians to address the problem of equine transport fatigue, the Miti-GAIT Equine Transport Mattress is now available to mitigate the harmful forces of road impacts, rumble, and vibration and allow your horse to be transported and arrive fresh, focused, relaxed, and ready to win.





Protect Your Knees With The MitiGator

6 10 2011

Knee injuries are some of the most common injuries amongst athletes and fitness enthusiasts who workout on a consistent basis. Knee pain can result from running, bicycling, and other activities that put constant pressure on the knee.

More severe injuries like torn ligaments, scrapes and bruises occur when the knee is impacted on a hard surface such as a basketball or volleyball court. For athletes, knee protection is crucial in enhancing and prolonging an athletic career.

Once the knee goes, than it becomes increasingly difficult to continue any strenuous physical activity. This is why knee pads installed with the MitiGator Cushioning System can save knees from severe injury when an athlete is competing or training.

The MitiGator is lightweight, durable, and comes in a number of applications making it versatile when installed in knee pads and other sports equipment.  Preventing injury is the goal of anyone who participates in some sort of physical activity-using the right equipment when working out is one of the best ways to protect yourself from the risk of injury to your knees and other extremities.

The MitiGator™ Technology is an engineered cushioning system designed to protect people and equipment from these assaults and to allow them to continue to perform their jobs or enjoy their leisure time. The MitiGator™ uses patented air control technology working with over 4,000 surfaces per square foot to dissipate energy before it is transmitted to the body and thus help alleviate the problems. For more information on the MitiGator Cushioning System email MediaRelations@MitiGatorinc.com





Are All Fitness Equipment The Same?

4 10 2011

Fitness equipment like benches, free weights, and weight plates are the foundation for almost any gym across the country. Many of us probably have old dumbbells and a Nordic Track gathering dust in our garage serving as a reminder of our failure to renew our New Years resolution of getting in shape.

Weight lifters prefer some equipment over others. Some prefer machines that give you a smooth rate of motion during each rep, while others prefer free-weights because of the free- range of motion and the way it stimulates the muscle, if of course you lift the weight correctly.

The benefits of fitness equipment vary depending on what your goals are. If you are doing high intensity training where your lifting the weight in 5 to 10 second increments tell muscle failure, than using machines would be beneficial since it can reduce the risk of injury.

If your looking to do more compound exercises like squats and dead lifts , free- weights are the way to go. Again, it all depends on your fitness goals. What should be uncompromising with fitness equipment is that it gives you the best quality workout without giving up safety. Equipment like benches, nautilus machines, and other equipment can be equipped with the MitiGator giving the user support when engaging in strenuous physical activity. But even if you have the best equipment available, it is useful only if you understand how to stimulate muscle in order to encourage muscle growth.

The MitiGator™ Technology is an engineered cushioning system designed to protect people and equipment from these assaults and to allow them to continue to perform their jobs or enjoy their leisure time. The MitiGator™ uses patented air control technology working with over 4,000 surfaces per square foot to dissipate energy before it is transmitted to the body and thus help alleviate the problems. For more information on the MitiGator Cushioning System email MediaRelations@MitiGatorinc.com