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By Rob Sigmon 08 Nov, 2017
Congratulations to Bad Acetabulums for winning the 2017 fall outdoor recreational soccer season! 
Join us indoor this fall and winter for 9 vs 9 games on beautiful new turf, high ceilings, certified referees and more fun than ever! Read more here:  http://conta.cc/2AsOxjY
By Sarah Smyth 31 May, 2016

Can you remember how much fun you had playing soccer as a kid? No expectations, no high stakes. Just pure, unadulterated fun. Denver's MoveDon Soccer League can renew that feeling for you. We are your source for adult co-ed recreational soccer in Colorado.


As we move into our adult years, staying in shape becomes more important--not only for our physical health but also for our mental well-being. Staying active keeps us young at heart and improves our vitality. Having fun while exercising is also necessary to ensure we maintain our exercise routine. While pounding the payment on a jog or sweating it out as a gym rat are possible options for staying in shape, wouldn't you rather be enjoying yourself out on the soccer field with your peers?


MoveDon Soccer League offers a friendly but competitive way to rekindle your love for the game of soccer. By joining this league, you are purposefully putting "fun" on your schedule. With MOSL, we reignite the flame and take you back to the days of enjoying the simple pleasures of just playing the sport without any required outcome .
Come join us on Wednesday's and Saturday's and let us help you rediscover the beautiful game of soccer!

By Sarah Smyth 24 May, 2016

While physically changing the biological makeup of your lungs may not be possible, it is actually quite plausible to increase your lung capacity. But why would you want to do that? You're focused on body building exercises and big biceps - not breathing exercises and bronchioles. If this is your mindset, you might want to think again.

If overall fitness is your goal, then increasing your lung capacity is one way of helping you achieve this goal. Whether you are running down the field in your fall soccer league or you need to make a quick sprint in your indoor recreational league, having a strong lung capacity will allow you to do these physical activities with more ease. And who doesn't want to make our adult soccer leagues a little easier?

According to John Davis and RunnersConnect.com, your lung capacity is measured by your VO2   max : "Put simply,  your VO2 max is a numerical measurement of your body’s ability to consume oxygen ." It is also seen as one of the best indicators of how in shape (or out of shape) a person is. If your lungs can handle the maximum amount of oxygen possible during your soccer game, you will probably have a better chance of cruising past the competition of Colorado's adult soccer leagues.

So do you actually have to get your VO2 calculated to improve your lung capacity? Not likely. (If you do wish to be tested, the calculations are done in a lab with you running on a treadmill.) Focusing on own personal training, your heart rate, and how your breathing reacts to activity are all key to helping improve your lung capacity. Below are a few points to get you started.

CARDIO
Don't be afraid. Cardio doesn't mean you have to start training for ultra-marathons. Anything that gets your blood pumping and a little sweat flowing can qualify. Running, dancing, soccer, skiing, rowing, soccer...you could even bust out your 80s aerobic steppers and some sweat bands...and did we mention soccer? All of these activities qualify as long as you consistently work them into your weekly routine and that you are performing them at varied intensities. This means change up the pace and effort. Push yourself to you maximum intensity level, and then give yourself a breather. Just be sure to keep a varied mix of active vs. recovery time.

BREATHE
If you have ever been in a yoga class and heard your teacher reminding you to breathe, you are not alone. As adults get older, their breathing becomes more shallow, and even stops (only briefly) during times of intense physical activity. While we are generally lucky to not have to think about breathing, refocusing on our breath can actually vastly improve our workouts. Breathing deeply increases the amount of oxygen that your body receives, thus giving your muscles additional energy for those weeknight recreational soccer leagues. Adding yoga, pilates, and even meditation to your weekly routine can assist in your workouts and the recovery. Even something as simple as working to increase your inhales and exhales can have a great affect on your breath potential. Paying attention to how we breathe and retraining the key muscles of breathing - diaphragm, intercostal and abdominal - will simply aid the body in this process and help improve lung capacity.  

RECOVER
For some of us, this is the best part...for others, it's the hardest. While our physical condition does indeed depend on physical activity, it is also the non-activity that plays a strong supporting role to our overall health and (the topic of this blog) our lung capacity. If you are constantly over-working and always breathing hard during your recreation soccer league games, your lungs do not get the rest and recovery that they need. And everyone needs a little R&R! If your lungs are too tired, they cannot work at optimal capacity. So take a break...or at least slow down. If "rest days" are your nightmare, then consider "work a little less harder" days. If instead, you find yourself breathing harder than normal, consider including longer warm-ups and cool-downs to your routine or before your soccer games. The main goal here is to get our lungs into pique physical condition, which like our bodies, need a good balance of hard work and well-deserved recovery.

After all, how else are we going to be Denver's Recreational Soccer League Champs?!

By Sarah Smyth 17 May, 2016
I have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to my site. I always wanted an easy way to share information with visitors and I’m super excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to my site and check for updates right here on the blog.
By Sarah Smyth 17 May, 2016
Anyone can make one:
For better or worse, anyone can write a blog post about anything they want. Everyone has a voice and the best voices will rise to the top.

The writer can show their personality:
In blog posts, the writer has more leeway to add in their voice and personality than other types of writing.

Blogs are a great form of mass communication:
You can help people, learn new things, entertain your audience—the possibilities are endless and amazing. Blogging opens up all of these to a very wide audience.

You can make money:

Get the right blog going and you can make a lot of money through advertising and sponsored posts.

It allows people to craft better thoughts:
Instead of reading haphazard, uneducated Facebook statuses, it’s much better to see people’s thought process in a well-written blog post.

You can establish a community:
Blogging allows you to connect with other individuals who share the same interests. Sharing ideas and opinions within your community helps establish yourself as a thought leader.

Good for SEO:
Keeping content on your site fresh and relevant, you can use your blog to boost the search engine ranking (SEO) of your site and your business.

It brings people back to your site:

If your blog is strong enough and updated regularly, people will come back looking for more and bring traffic back to your site as well.

It’s free:
It costs you a grand total of zero dollars to post to the blog, so if you have something to say, there’s nothing to stop you.

You can establish yourself as a thought leader:

A blog is a great place for your original thoughts, and it can be a wonderful way to show off your individuality. If people like your ideas, you can become a thought leader in your industry!

What else do you love about blogs? Let me know!
By Rob Sigmon 08 Nov, 2017
Congratulations to Bad Acetabulums for winning the 2017 fall outdoor recreational soccer season! 
Join us indoor this fall and winter for 9 vs 9 games on beautiful new turf, high ceilings, certified referees and more fun than ever! Read more here:  http://conta.cc/2AsOxjY
By Sarah Smyth 31 May, 2016

Can you remember how much fun you had playing soccer as a kid? No expectations, no high stakes. Just pure, unadulterated fun. Denver's MoveDon Soccer League can renew that feeling for you. We are your source for adult co-ed recreational soccer in Colorado.


As we move into our adult years, staying in shape becomes more important--not only for our physical health but also for our mental well-being. Staying active keeps us young at heart and improves our vitality. Having fun while exercising is also necessary to ensure we maintain our exercise routine. While pounding the payment on a jog or sweating it out as a gym rat are possible options for staying in shape, wouldn't you rather be enjoying yourself out on the soccer field with your peers?


MoveDon Soccer League offers a friendly but competitive way to rekindle your love for the game of soccer. By joining this league, you are purposefully putting "fun" on your schedule. With MOSL, we reignite the flame and take you back to the days of enjoying the simple pleasures of just playing the sport without any required outcome .
Come join us on Wednesday's and Saturday's and let us help you rediscover the beautiful game of soccer!

By Sarah Smyth 24 May, 2016

While physically changing the biological makeup of your lungs may not be possible, it is actually quite plausible to increase your lung capacity. But why would you want to do that? You're focused on body building exercises and big biceps - not breathing exercises and bronchioles. If this is your mindset, you might want to think again.

If overall fitness is your goal, then increasing your lung capacity is one way of helping you achieve this goal. Whether you are running down the field in your fall soccer league or you need to make a quick sprint in your indoor recreational league, having a strong lung capacity will allow you to do these physical activities with more ease. And who doesn't want to make our adult soccer leagues a little easier?

According to John Davis and RunnersConnect.com, your lung capacity is measured by your VO2   max : "Put simply,  your VO2 max is a numerical measurement of your body’s ability to consume oxygen ." It is also seen as one of the best indicators of how in shape (or out of shape) a person is. If your lungs can handle the maximum amount of oxygen possible during your soccer game, you will probably have a better chance of cruising past the competition of Colorado's adult soccer leagues.

So do you actually have to get your VO2 calculated to improve your lung capacity? Not likely. (If you do wish to be tested, the calculations are done in a lab with you running on a treadmill.) Focusing on own personal training, your heart rate, and how your breathing reacts to activity are all key to helping improve your lung capacity. Below are a few points to get you started.

CARDIO
Don't be afraid. Cardio doesn't mean you have to start training for ultra-marathons. Anything that gets your blood pumping and a little sweat flowing can qualify. Running, dancing, soccer, skiing, rowing, soccer...you could even bust out your 80s aerobic steppers and some sweat bands...and did we mention soccer? All of these activities qualify as long as you consistently work them into your weekly routine and that you are performing them at varied intensities. This means change up the pace and effort. Push yourself to you maximum intensity level, and then give yourself a breather. Just be sure to keep a varied mix of active vs. recovery time.

BREATHE
If you have ever been in a yoga class and heard your teacher reminding you to breathe, you are not alone. As adults get older, their breathing becomes more shallow, and even stops (only briefly) during times of intense physical activity. While we are generally lucky to not have to think about breathing, refocusing on our breath can actually vastly improve our workouts. Breathing deeply increases the amount of oxygen that your body receives, thus giving your muscles additional energy for those weeknight recreational soccer leagues. Adding yoga, pilates, and even meditation to your weekly routine can assist in your workouts and the recovery. Even something as simple as working to increase your inhales and exhales can have a great affect on your breath potential. Paying attention to how we breathe and retraining the key muscles of breathing - diaphragm, intercostal and abdominal - will simply aid the body in this process and help improve lung capacity.  

RECOVER
For some of us, this is the best part...for others, it's the hardest. While our physical condition does indeed depend on physical activity, it is also the non-activity that plays a strong supporting role to our overall health and (the topic of this blog) our lung capacity. If you are constantly over-working and always breathing hard during your recreation soccer league games, your lungs do not get the rest and recovery that they need. And everyone needs a little R&R! If your lungs are too tired, they cannot work at optimal capacity. So take a break...or at least slow down. If "rest days" are your nightmare, then consider "work a little less harder" days. If instead, you find yourself breathing harder than normal, consider including longer warm-ups and cool-downs to your routine or before your soccer games. The main goal here is to get our lungs into pique physical condition, which like our bodies, need a good balance of hard work and well-deserved recovery.

After all, how else are we going to be Denver's Recreational Soccer League Champs?!

By Sarah Smyth 17 May, 2016
I have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to my site. I always wanted an easy way to share information with visitors and I’m super excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to my site and check for updates right here on the blog.
By Sarah Smyth 17 May, 2016
Anyone can make one:
For better or worse, anyone can write a blog post about anything they want. Everyone has a voice and the best voices will rise to the top.

The writer can show their personality:
In blog posts, the writer has more leeway to add in their voice and personality than other types of writing.

Blogs are a great form of mass communication:
You can help people, learn new things, entertain your audience—the possibilities are endless and amazing. Blogging opens up all of these to a very wide audience.

You can make money:

Get the right blog going and you can make a lot of money through advertising and sponsored posts.

It allows people to craft better thoughts:
Instead of reading haphazard, uneducated Facebook statuses, it’s much better to see people’s thought process in a well-written blog post.

You can establish a community:
Blogging allows you to connect with other individuals who share the same interests. Sharing ideas and opinions within your community helps establish yourself as a thought leader.

Good for SEO:
Keeping content on your site fresh and relevant, you can use your blog to boost the search engine ranking (SEO) of your site and your business.

It brings people back to your site:

If your blog is strong enough and updated regularly, people will come back looking for more and bring traffic back to your site as well.

It’s free:
It costs you a grand total of zero dollars to post to the blog, so if you have something to say, there’s nothing to stop you.

You can establish yourself as a thought leader:

A blog is a great place for your original thoughts, and it can be a wonderful way to show off your individuality. If people like your ideas, you can become a thought leader in your industry!

What else do you love about blogs? Let me know!
By Rob Sigmon 08 Nov, 2017
Congratulations to Bad Acetabulums for winning the 2017 fall outdoor recreational soccer season! 
Join us indoor this fall and winter for 9 vs 9 games on beautiful new turf, high ceilings, certified referees and more fun than ever! Read more here:  http://conta.cc/2AsOxjY
By Sarah Smyth 31 May, 2016

Can you remember how much fun you had playing soccer as a kid? No expectations, no high stakes. Just pure, unadulterated fun. Denver's MoveDon Soccer League can renew that feeling for you. We are your source for adult co-ed recreational soccer in Colorado.


As we move into our adult years, staying in shape becomes more important--not only for our physical health but also for our mental well-being. Staying active keeps us young at heart and improves our vitality. Having fun while exercising is also necessary to ensure we maintain our exercise routine. While pounding the payment on a jog or sweating it out as a gym rat are possible options for staying in shape, wouldn't you rather be enjoying yourself out on the soccer field with your peers?


MoveDon Soccer League offers a friendly but competitive way to rekindle your love for the game of soccer. By joining this league, you are purposefully putting "fun" on your schedule. With MOSL, we reignite the flame and take you back to the days of enjoying the simple pleasures of just playing the sport without any required outcome .
Come join us on Wednesday's and Saturday's and let us help you rediscover the beautiful game of soccer!

By Sarah Smyth 24 May, 2016

While physically changing the biological makeup of your lungs may not be possible, it is actually quite plausible to increase your lung capacity. But why would you want to do that? You're focused on body building exercises and big biceps - not breathing exercises and bronchioles. If this is your mindset, you might want to think again.

If overall fitness is your goal, then increasing your lung capacity is one way of helping you achieve this goal. Whether you are running down the field in your fall soccer league or you need to make a quick sprint in your indoor recreational league, having a strong lung capacity will allow you to do these physical activities with more ease. And who doesn't want to make our adult soccer leagues a little easier?

According to John Davis and RunnersConnect.com, your lung capacity is measured by your VO2   max : "Put simply,  your VO2 max is a numerical measurement of your body’s ability to consume oxygen ." It is also seen as one of the best indicators of how in shape (or out of shape) a person is. If your lungs can handle the maximum amount of oxygen possible during your soccer game, you will probably have a better chance of cruising past the competition of Colorado's adult soccer leagues.

So do you actually have to get your VO2 calculated to improve your lung capacity? Not likely. (If you do wish to be tested, the calculations are done in a lab with you running on a treadmill.) Focusing on own personal training, your heart rate, and how your breathing reacts to activity are all key to helping improve your lung capacity. Below are a few points to get you started.

CARDIO
Don't be afraid. Cardio doesn't mean you have to start training for ultra-marathons. Anything that gets your blood pumping and a little sweat flowing can qualify. Running, dancing, soccer, skiing, rowing, soccer...you could even bust out your 80s aerobic steppers and some sweat bands...and did we mention soccer? All of these activities qualify as long as you consistently work them into your weekly routine and that you are performing them at varied intensities. This means change up the pace and effort. Push yourself to you maximum intensity level, and then give yourself a breather. Just be sure to keep a varied mix of active vs. recovery time.

BREATHE
If you have ever been in a yoga class and heard your teacher reminding you to breathe, you are not alone. As adults get older, their breathing becomes more shallow, and even stops (only briefly) during times of intense physical activity. While we are generally lucky to not have to think about breathing, refocusing on our breath can actually vastly improve our workouts. Breathing deeply increases the amount of oxygen that your body receives, thus giving your muscles additional energy for those weeknight recreational soccer leagues. Adding yoga, pilates, and even meditation to your weekly routine can assist in your workouts and the recovery. Even something as simple as working to increase your inhales and exhales can have a great affect on your breath potential. Paying attention to how we breathe and retraining the key muscles of breathing - diaphragm, intercostal and abdominal - will simply aid the body in this process and help improve lung capacity.  

RECOVER
For some of us, this is the best part...for others, it's the hardest. While our physical condition does indeed depend on physical activity, it is also the non-activity that plays a strong supporting role to our overall health and (the topic of this blog) our lung capacity. If you are constantly over-working and always breathing hard during your recreation soccer league games, your lungs do not get the rest and recovery that they need. And everyone needs a little R&R! If your lungs are too tired, they cannot work at optimal capacity. So take a break...or at least slow down. If "rest days" are your nightmare, then consider "work a little less harder" days. If instead, you find yourself breathing harder than normal, consider including longer warm-ups and cool-downs to your routine or before your soccer games. The main goal here is to get our lungs into pique physical condition, which like our bodies, need a good balance of hard work and well-deserved recovery.

After all, how else are we going to be Denver's Recreational Soccer League Champs?!

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