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5kg Headphones

neck exercise headphones
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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:
5kg Headphones

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.

xenzag, Oct 07 2020

Tower of Hanoi https://en.wikipedi...wiki/Tower_of_Hanoi
A possible companion product [kdf, Oct 07 2020]

Pickelhaube https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickelhaube
Don't Mention The War ... [8th of 7, Oct 07 2020]

Neck training https://www.youtube...watch?v=e_OclIpaEcg
..... 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.
hippo, Oct 07 2020
  

       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.
xenzag, Oct 07 2020
  

       // a hat with a round spike extending vertically above it //   

       Prior Art ... <link>   

       Strengthens the neck muscles, but also induces an irresistible craving to invade Belgium ...
8th of 7, Oct 07 2020
  

       “... 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 company. 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.
kdf, Oct 07 2020
  

       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.
xenzag, Oct 07 2020
  

       In the 18th century, french court fashions led to bizarre, elaborate wigs for ladies, incorporating items like chiming clocks and birdcages with live songbirds.
8th of 7, Oct 07 2020
  

       //...court fashions led to bizarre, elaborate wigs for...// - <looks at the US president>
hippo, Oct 07 2020
  

       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.
pocmloc, Oct 07 2020
  

       I never listen to heavy metal...
RayfordSteele, Oct 07 2020
  

       Well, a "head banging" tune would make a good HIIT workout...
//Tower of Hanoi// expert level: solve with no hands.
neutrinos_shadow, Oct 07 2020
  

       [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.
wjt, Oct 10 2020
  

       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.
xenzag, Oct 10 2020
  

       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...
8th of 7, Oct 10 2020
  

       A circling Orient Express and maybe with some deception, in one ear and out the other.
wjt, Oct 10 2020
  
      
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