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Pro presents perfect pushup, squat

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photos by Airman Pedro Mota

The pushup is a stability movement using shoulders, arms, triceps and biceps. The proper position for a pushup is to start with the feet shoulder-width apart with hands directly beneath the shoulders and elbows moving backward not outward. As the body is lowered, tighten the core of the body and lower the chest to the…

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2016 Championship flyover

Posted January 21, 2016 by Photo by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller

Staff Sgt. Staci Miller An F-16 Fighting Falcon with Staff Sgt. Staci Miller, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, on board tagged alongside a four-ship formation of F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft from Luke Air Force Base that performed a flyover prior to the 2016 College Football Playoff Championship Jan. 11 at the University of…

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Sports Shorts January 22, 2016

Posted January 21, 2016 by

Hoops for Fun Hoops for Fun Basketball Clinic is 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center for youth ages 5 to 12.  Skill building in the fundamentals will be covered. The cost is $35 per person and includes a T-shirt, lunch and a certificate of participation. The…

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Program sets up runner for 5k success

Posted January 14, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th Force Support Squadron Fitness Center

Thrive for 5k is a program designed to help the normal everyday person get ready for a 5k race. Follow the beginner program and you will make your goal of a 5k, according to Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness experts. “The 10-week program includes motivation, diet and training for all participants,” said Senior Airman…

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Sports Shorts January 15, 2016

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Squadron challenge The first Friday of the month, two squadrons compete in six events — bench press, 40-yard dash, vertical jump, three-cone drill, broad jump and short shuttle. Six-member teams must include one female competitor. For more information, call 623-856-6241. Winter basketball league The 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center is featuring a winter basketball…

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Not too late to be big loser

Posted January 14, 2016 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

The Biggest Loser weight loss competition and fitness program run by the personal trainers of the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center began Jan. 4 at Luke Air Force Base. The 6th annual competition lasts from January until April and offers both a kick start to a healthier lifestyle and prizes for competitors who…

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The running man

Posted December 17, 2015 by by Tech. Sgt. KARL CLYMER

I failed a physical training test in February, and then ran every day for 21 days straight to pass another in March. I did it just in time to go to the NCO Academy in April. At the NCOA I made some great friends with classmates. We shared many commonalities such as knowing the Air…

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Sports Shorts December 18, 2015

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Red-eye open The Red-Eye Open golf tournament is 8 a.m. Jan. 1 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The cost is $52 per club member, $57 per nonmember and $62 per guest and includes a continental breakfast and Bloody Marys, greens fee, range balls, cart rental, lunch and prizes. Register by Dec. 26. For more information,…

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Thunderbolts compete in winter games

Posted December 10, 2015 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Thunderbolts showed off their competitive spirit Dec. 8 through 12 during the 2015 Luke Air Force Base Winter Games, hosted by the 56th Force Support Squadron Bryant Fitness Center. The events started on Tuesday with a 3-on-3 sand volleyball tournament, Humvee push and home-run races. The home-run races were a series of relays consisting of…

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Sports Shorts December 11, 2015

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Aerobathon The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is featuring a four-hour aerobathon 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $7 and sign-in is 8:30 a.m. at the center. There will be step, kick boxing, Zumba and yoga. Prizes and refreshments are included. For more information, call 623-856-6241. Squadron challenge The first…

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