Introduction: DIY Head Harness (+Ankle Harness)
A head harness is a strap for the head. It might look like an S&M accessory but bear with me.
It is a great way to exercise and strengthen your neck muscles. Let's make one!
Step 1: Materials and Tools Needed
For this build you will need :
- heavy duty nylon strap
- some velcro tape
- some nylon thread
- a needle
- 2 heavy duty carabiners
- chain (2 x 4 cm each link)
- a hacksaw
- a utility knife
- a lighter
The nylon strap has thickness 3 mm and width 5 cm.
I used self adhesive velcro tape but I chose to secure it further with nylon thread for extra security.
Step 2: Assembly
Take a look at the measurements in the above pictures. I have included them as notes.
Using the needle and the nylon thread you have to fasten the velcro tape pieces at the correct places.
Use a "boxed rectangle" pattern.
Don't forget to loop the strap to the carabiners.
Cut all the pieces with your utility knife.
It is a good practice to melt the edges of the strap with the lighter after you cut it so they don't unravel.
Step 3: Add the Chain
Cut 80 cm of chain with your hacksaw.
Fasten the last chain ring to the carabiner.
Attach the headband piece to the other piece.
Step 4: Finished! (+ Extra Ankle Harness)
Congratulations for your new head harness!
You can search the web for exercises with your new equipment.
In the same fashion I constructed an ankle harness.
As previously, the measurements are noted once you click the photo. The length of the strap used was 55 cm.