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Respect our forces with Hounds For Heroes

Hounds for Heroes is pleased to announce a great family dog walk in Portsmouth on Saturday 29th June.

This is our way of commemorating Armed Forces Day and showing our thanks and respect to our brave men and women who put themselves in harms way to protect us.

Join us for a lovely 1 mile walk, bring your dog, your family and friends!

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Become one of our participating gyms, businesses or services and we will feature your ‘Fit in Kit’ Challenge and provide you with leaflets and posters to advertise the event.

If you run a gym this is a great way to attract new members and give existing members a goal to set their sights on! Read more...

Remember!

Don't forget to take your certificate /score card to your event so your scores can be recorded and verified!

Finally let us know what you are up to!
If you are doing your own challenge or something different let us know; email sporty@fitinkit.com! Tell us about your event!! We want to know what you are up to!! And send us your team and individual figures (there's no need to do it twice!) so we can put them on our results board!

Top Dog Challenge

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A challenge for the fit among you! You will be familiar with running and gym exercises and you will be looking to get a proper workout from taking part in this event! You will be wearing your light weight work wear, sports kit or uniform and training shoes.

To complete the challenge the following exercises in their alotted time need to be completed.

 

RunRun

3 mile run

- Use light weight clothing and trainers for the longer runs!

rest: max of 10 minutes

 

Press-ups/DipsPress-ups

number of press-ups completed in 45 seconds

- Start with arms and legs fully extended then chest should be lowered to approx 4” from floor (use a helper’s clenched fist as a guide).

rest: max of 5 minutes

 

 Squat thrustsSquat thrusts

number of squat thrusts completed in 45 seconds

- Start from full extension; bring knees up towards chest, then extend. Each time the feet must leave the ground and clear a 30cm parallel gap (can be marked with chalk, tape, a cardboard template held in position or similar markers)

rest: max of 5 minutes

 

Sit upsSit ups

number of sit ups completed in 1 minute

- Lie down with arms crossed and fingertips touching your shoulders. Curl up to touch elbows on top of knees

rest: max of 5 minutes

 

 Star jumps (from squat) Star jumps (from squat)

number of star jumps completed in 1 minute

- From standing position squat down to touch floor then jump up extending legs to shoulder width apart and fully extend arms

rest: max of 5 minutes

 

Standing Military Press with dumb bellsStanding Military Press with dumb bells

number of repetitions in 1 minute using 2 x 8kg dumb bells

- Start from dumb bells held at chin level, lock arms upwards and return to chin level.

rest: max of 5 minutes

 

Teams are made up of 4 persons and can be all male or all female. Mixed teams must have at least one person of the opposite sex. Teams must specify which challenge they are completing and all team members must complete the same challenge.

Only complete repetitions count – when in full kit adjust clothing and equipment to safely perform the exercises - take water with exercise - perform the exercises properly – good luck!

In the event of a tie between teams the team with the fewest seconds elapsed on the run will be the winner!

 

What now?

Decide where and when and who you will do your Challenge with. Get your team together or join ours!

Download your certificate/score card... and familiarise yourself with the exercises. For further help with the exercises see our exercise guide

Order one of our great packs (optional) with T shirts, medal and other Hounds For Heroes items. Tip, order team packs together to save on postage!

Set up your sponsorship page either as a team or individual (it's so easy!) and use social media to spread the word! (click here)

Download and print off your sponsorship form and get family and friends to sponsor you! (click here)

Challenge others!
Throw the gauntlett down to friends, colleagues and rivals and find out who is the fittest! (click here)

Please read these conditions before taking part in a Fit In Kit Challenge - click here

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