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Wonder Arms

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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. Price is from As Seen on TV Commercial page: wonderarms.com
408 Visitors rate it 3.7 Stars

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Features

  • 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.

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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.

Alternatives

  • Weights

    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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Wonder Arms online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Wonder Arms online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

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mimi - (West Hollywood, CA)
Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2017
I Regret Buying it!

Bands Broke within 24 Hours

Like the product, the way it works but two bands broke within 24 hours of receiving.

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CANI - (Moraga, CA)
Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2017
I Regret Buying it!

Product ok - Ordering from SIte a SCAM

My order totaled $35, yet my cc was charged $103.

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Tripp - (Elizabeth City, NC)
Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2017
I Recommend Buying it!

Just Received my WONDER ARMS

Just received my Wonder Arms. Great packaging and well built. It really works your full upper body. Yes, I would recommend to a friend. I am a male. Not just for women.

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Trisha - (Bolingbrook, IL)
Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017
I Regret Buying it!

Still Waiting

I am about ready to cancel my order. Ordered beginning of January, now almost March. Finally got response from CS that it is back ordered. St this point I may get it before Christmas, then again ordered using a card that expires next month so may not get it at all. What a joke.

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Fran - (Tipton, IN)
Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2017
I Regret Buying it!

Never Received Product

I ordered Wonder Arms in early December. I got an email stating that they were on backorder. I still do not have the order. I've called customer service but no one ever answers.

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Nancy
07 Feb 2017

I ordered in November and immediately received an email that it was back order. It is now February and havent heard anything additional.

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Aaron
25 Feb 2017

Thank you Nancy for saving me the headache. I just call customer service and before I placed my order I asked if they were back ordered. He said that that were and I asked how long and he said 6 weeks. Something is not right about this. If they have billed you upfront you should get a refund asap! Todays date Feb. 25, 17.

Rozalind Lund
16 Jun 2017

Bed Bath Beyond in store.

Samantha
28 Mar 2017

I ordered mine in December and I just received it on the 24th of March so it took about 12 weeks since it was on back order. Good luck!

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Rozalind Lund
16 Jun 2017

Bed bath beyond. Just got them in. Sales associate.

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Erin Taylor - (West Palm Beach, FL)
Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2016
I Recommend Buying it!

I love it! It really does work. I can see an improvement already.

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Therese - (Newark, DE)
Posted: 07 Aug 2017
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The last time I tried to order anything from a television commercial, they wouldn't give me the shipping cost or order total until I listened to endless blah blah blah about more products they wanted to sell me. After wasting about 20 precious mins of my life, I realized there was no end to this noisy wind and finally just hung up and called my bank to cancel my debit card. After that, I've never ordered anything from a TV commercial again. If it's really a worthwhile product, sooner or later you'll find it at Walmart or Bed Bath & Beyond.

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Djay - (Fountain Hill, PA)
Posted: 23 Jul 2017
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This thing makes a better speculum than an exercise device.

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Aaron - (Greencastle, IN)
Posted: 18 Jul 2017
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First Larry I've never heard anything so asinine.
Second this is about ordering from TV in general. There was a time I ordered a product that was $19.99 buy one get one free all you have to do was pay shipping they Didn't say how much shipping was I was charged $178. Then my sister ordered that air sprayer for make-up she ordered it while she was sleeping she didn't remember ordering it until it arrived. As soon as she told me I called and cancelled. I unwanted to return it they said I couldn't they charged me $150 then $58 a month for four months and.

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DARLEEN - (Grandville, MI)
Posted: 16 Jul 2017
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I already looked at the video showcasing this product. The women looked a little awkward operating the device and that made me go ughhh so I go to read reviews and low and behold my suspsions are spot on. I cannot see this device being effective enough for me and vack ordered. Lol are you kidding me?! So they get everyone's money and still no product arrives. Someone needs to investigate these scammers. Smh.

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Dordi - (Middletown, NY)
Posted: 15 Jul 2017
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Only people giving 5 stars this site and Bed Bath and Beyond site are in Palm Beach FL or Elizabeth City NC and have the same two names. Everyone else says it's is lousy.

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Larry - (White Oak, TX)
Posted: 13 Jul 2017
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It's in the fine print but this item is only to be used by homosexuals. It doesn't matter if you are gay or lesbian. If you are straight this product will not work. Only order if you are gay.

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Djay
23 Jul 2017

Dumbass response.

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Kalrose
23 Jul 2017

You're right, its a gay thing, straight people use real excerise equipment.

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Reyna Rush
13 Aug 2017

Prick! The fine print is bigger than yours.

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sharon - (Horseheads, NY)
Posted: 09 Jul 2017
I have a Question

One of my resistance bands, the orange one broke.

I would have to buy a whole other wonder arm product. I was told by the customer service rep.

I cannot find the same type of bands from other sources. Any suggestions?

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HM
12 Jul 2017

You might get some material that is made for exercising, used in any rehab center. This can be cut to any length and then tied in a knot to fit. That material is probably available on Amazon; just search for exercise bands.

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Sheryllynn
08 Aug 2017

They tell you on the box where you can order stronger resistance bands.

Lauriestwin - (Ironwood, MI)
Posted: 08 Jul 2017
I have a Question

Does this help building up the forearms?

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JULIE - (Walnut Ridge, AR)
Posted: 05 Jul 2017
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I want the free offer for the 25nd one.

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Donna bossow - (Leominster, MA)
Posted: 30 Jun 2017
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It is now the end of June. What is the backorder status at this point? Also, if purchasing this product at bed bath and beyond, are the resistance bands included? Also – I'm assuming there is only one unit When purchased in the store.

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