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I have observed some gym users using a type of
headband to which they attach hanging weights on the
end of a chain, then alternatively raise and lower their
heads as a form of neck exercise. [see link video]
In order to use this appartus, headphones must be
removed then the headband cleaned
and adjusted to fit
etc. I have a solution to this:
These are exactly as described - ie a set of cast iron
headphones to which extra weights can be added in the
form of screw on disks. 5kg Headphones come in a
slightly different form as they need a padded chin strap
and headband to secure them, but once in place they
can be worn continously throughout the entire duration
of a gym session.
This means that the neck muscles are constantly being
exercised, not only according to a programme but with
general head and neck movements, while still listening
to music or other audio material.
* note the makers of 5kg Headphones accept no
responsibility for those who develop a very thick neck.
Tower of Hanoi
A possible companion product [kdf, Oct 07 2020]
Don't Mention The War ... [8th of 7, Oct 07 2020]
..... with a 57kg weight! [xenzag, Oct 07 2020]
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||This should be one offering in a range of products:
5kg shoes, 5kg wristwatch, 5kg sunglasses, 5kg
belt-buckle, 5kg hat, etc.
||I agree.... there are already weighted boots, but the rest would work fine. I had initially considered a hat with a round spike extending vertically above it, unto which disk weights could be placed, but couldn't resist the headphones, even thought the hat would look excellent.
||// a hat with a round spike extending vertically above it //
||Strengthens the neck muscles, but also induces an irresistible craving to invade Belgium ...
||... a hat with a round spike extending vertically
above it, unto which disk weights could be placed,
but couldn't resist the headphones, even thought
the hat would look excellent.
-xenzag, Oct 07 2020
||That could be another product from the same
Soon as you said it I pictured a variant with THREE
spikes stacked with different sized weight disks - a
wearable Tower of Hanoi (link). Moving the disks
from one shaft to the other would be good
exercise not only for strength training but also
coordination and balance as the weight shifts from
side to side.
||I also have a drawing of a proposal for a "ship in a
bottle of water" headware piece, where the
movement of the head causes waves to be
generated causing the ship to roll around. Not
posted here as it's for another idea stream.
||In the 18th century, french court fashions led to bizarre, elaborate wigs for ladies, incorporating items like chiming clocks and birdcages with live songbirds.
||//...court fashions led to bizarre, elaborate wigs
for...// - <looks at the US president>
||What's bizarre about that?
||You could have a helm with a crest, the crest in the form of an animatronic mannequin bodybuilder lifting an oversized dumbbell. You could place extra lead disks on the mannequin's bar.
||I never listen to heavy metal...
||Well, a "head banging" tune would make a good HIIT
//Tower of Hanoi// expert level: solve with no hands.
||[xenzag] NZ has the World of wearable art event. That headpiece idea sounds like a perfect accessory.
A waving, transitional black blue, dress with layers of moving sea creatures, the lower ones being luminescent, might be the theme.
||As for the idea, it's certain going to help you diagnose any hidden problems.
||I delivered numerous wearable projects for my
students. The international events tend to focus on
the loud and extravagant. If I was submitting
headphones I think I would make something more
outrageous than the 5kgs. We could be looking at
The Royal Albert Hall headphones for example.
||Houses of parliament headphones would make more sense; you could listen to a stereo stream of complete bollocks, commons in one ear, lords in the other, and the hot air would keep your ears warm in cold weather...
||A circling Orient Express and maybe with some deception, in one ear and out the other.