Wonder Arms Resistance Arm Band System is allegedly a breakthrough fitness sensation suited for women. The design targets the triceps, though it is marketed as something which targets the classic issue of under arm “fat” which “hangs” when arms are lifted. By using this one machine you can alleviate gym time and workout at home. Using the resistance training bands, you get to target the arms and shoulders with a bit of back and chest too.
Total Cost Breakdown
The cost of Wonder Arms is $19.99 plus $9.99 shipping, for a total price of $29.98.
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- Dynamic Workout
You can get a dynamic resistance movement to target and tone the triceps, an often difficult area for women to target.
- Burn Calories
You get to burn calories while working the shoulders, biceps, and triceps too.
- Chest and Back Too
You can engage your chest and back while you work out.
- Three Levels
The three levels of resistance bands mean that you get three levels of workouts, so a beginner all the way to a train athlete can in theory use the same machine.
- Reduce Joint Strain
Rather than using free weights, you get instant results without any joint strain.
- Fast Results
You get results in allegedly just minutes per day.
- Nutrition and Fitness
When you order you get a workout book with a nutrition guide. This means that the company has at least understood the importance of nutrition and the role it plays in fitness.
Most of the time when people struggle with a particular muscle area it is because of diet. The body burns fat in a specific way. Sugars not burned off after each meal are converted into fat and stored in the body. Without the proper diet, the body will burn fat, thus releasing the toxins inside, but then immediately re-store them because there is no way for the toxins to leave the body.
Proper nutrition, including fat soluble food items offer a ride out of the body. With these foods in your diet, the body burns fat and then sends the toxins to those foods to be taken out of the body. This is only the first step. Secondarily, you then tone what is left via exercise. For this reason the comprehensive nutritional guide and exercise unit make a good team.
- Nothing Higher Than 3
There are three power resistance bands which are allegedly for all fitness levels. However, once you have made your way through all three, you will be hard pressed to find fitness bands which are designed to fit the unit and work without breaking from the tension.
- Hard Plastic
The unit is designed out of a hard plastic. There is only so much flexibility and tension a hard plastic unit can endure. So chances are as you build your resistance and power, the unit will no longer be as useful and might be prone to breaking.
- Only One Workout
With this unit you are getting one type of workout, and one alone. This is not beneficial for the whole body, nor is it recommended for a particular muscle group. The more diverse your exercises, the better. You want to work all of your muscles in different ways. When you limit yourself to only one type of exercise, it will not reach each of the muscles in different ways. The result is that particular muscles and particular areas of that muscle will be targeted while others are not strengthened.
How It Works
Like a giant “X” shape when unfolded, you start by placing a resistance band of your choice on the end farthest from your body. The ends of the “X” which are padded rest naturally against the inner bend in your arm. You then use your arms to squeeze the two ends together. As you do this, it stretches open the resistance band on the other end. The tighter the band, the harder you have to squeeze repeatedly to really get the band to open.
The areas in question, the biceps, triceps, shoulders, and a bit of back, are not that difficult to exercise, even if you are a woman. This advertisement makes it seem as though women are unable to target these areas of the arms with regular workouts, but this is simply not true.
Free weights are an excellent way for women to work out and tone the same parts of the arms and shoulders. Hand weights come in all sizes, with many of the smaller hand weights designed for women, for this purpose. There are educational workout videos available online or from personal trainers so that women can work out at home or at the gym. Said exercises, when done safely, are not that much of a risk, can be done daily at home, and give you the same toned results.
Similar to Wonder Arms, you can get free weights in a variety of weights so as to suit your level of fitness. Beginners can try lighter weights and move upward toward heavier weights whereas trained athletes can start with heavier weights, advancing to barbells or kettle bells.
How it's Different from Competitors
When people use free weights in a gym to target the arms and shoulders, there is a risk of things like overextension. Such a risk is minimized with this unit because of the way it is structured to never overextend the arms. You get to customize your workout with different levels of resistance without, at first, having to purchase lots of weights. Padded arm rests make the unit comfortable and smooth, without chaffing. Gliding motion strengthens your arms without strain. What’s more, this unit, unlike any form of weights, is compact so you can fold it up when not in use and take it with you when you travel.
Tips & Tricks
- Do Other Exercises Too
If you are going to use this unit, be sure to integrate other exercises, especially for the arms and shoulders, so that you are not just doing one exercise for one set of muscles. You want to make sure your entire body is getting the right exercise, and the best way to do this is to vary your workouts.
- Warm up
Be sure to practice a warm up and cool down even if you are doing this at home. The warm up period will get the blood flowing so that you get the most out of your Wonder Arms workout. If you try to just pick up the Wonder Arms and go, you will not get the same results. A cool down cools your body temperature and blood flow back down, allowing your muscles a chance to recover from their workout. This is imperative for any exercise.