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Wonder Arms Review: Resistance Arm Band System

James White Nov 26

Wonder Arms is an exercise device that targets the biceps, triceps, chest, and shoulders. Does it work? Read our Wonder Arms review.

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About Wonder Arms

Wonder Arms is a resistance arm band system that works arms, shoulders, and chest muscles. The official product website is wonderarms.com, with a registration date of October 2016. Below is a screen shot of the official website taken in November 2016.

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Claims & Features

  • Works triceps, biceps, chest, back, and shoulders
  • Good for all levels of fitness
  • No joint strain
  • Dynamic resistance

Cost

Wonder Arms costs $19.99 + $9.99 shipping. This includes the Wonder Arms, 3 resistance bands, and a workout/nutrition guide. A $1 “web service fee” is also added to every order. I found Wonder Arms at a local As Seen on TV store here in Las Vegas for about $25.

Wonder Arms Review

Wonder Arms is an exercise device that uses resistance bands. It allows you to perform a variety of upper body exercises for toning and burning calories.

When unfolded, Wonder Arms is a sort of X-shaped device that can hold one of three resistance bands. The most common exercise shown in the advertising mimics that of push-ups. Two of the device’s “arms” press inside your elbow while you grasp the handles. There are padded arm rests to help prevent discomfort. You then push the handles in and out, similar to that of a push-up, in order to target your arms and chest. Changing the angle can also help target muscles in the shoulders and back.

What I found somewhat surprising is that using Wonder Arms doesn’t feel like pushing, but more like squeezing your arms together. You don’t really get a full range of motion exercise as you would with a traditional push-up, however.

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After you’ve completed your exercise, Wonder Arms will fold into a compact design for easy storage. The ability to adjust resistance by using one of three different resistance bands is a nice feature. The bands are color coded, with Blue for Level 1 (15 pounds), Yellow for Level 2 (25 pounds), and Orange for Level 3 (35 pounds). You can also use up to two bands at once, meaning you can achieve a total of 60 pounds of resistance if you use Level 2 & 3 together.

It could be argued that the exercises performed while using Wonder Arms can be duplicated by doing simple push-ups. Additionally, although there are padded arm rests, it may take some time to adjust the sensation of pressure in that area of the arm while the device is in use. On the other hand, push-ups can cause strain to your wrist joints, whereas this does not occur with Wonder Arms.

One potential drawback of any device which uses resistance bands is that resistance is not constant. When you first push on the device, the bands provide little resistance. As you continue through the motion, the bands become tighter and offer more resistance.  This “variable tension” is typically seen as a minor drawback to resistance bands.

Overall, I’m a little surprised (in a good way) at how much resistance is offered with Wonder Arms. The instructions state that you can buy 45 pound and 55 pound bands, although I couldn’t locate them at the Wonder Arms store website as of this writing.

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The three bands that come with Wonder Arms.

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Wonder Arms with the Level 3 band.

Alternatives

The variety of chest/arm exercisers on the market is daunting. Many of the exercises achieved with Wonder Arms can be duplicated with a simple training band device, such as this $9 set.

Video Review

Below is my full review of Wonder Arms.

Your Wonder Arms Reviews

Have you used Wonder Arms? Give us your thoughts by leaving a comment below and a star rating above.

Updated June 2017.

James White

James White is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has been reviewing strange gadgets since 2011. He also runs the successful "Freakin' Reviews" YouTube channel.

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Miyoshi Umeki
Miyoshi Umeki
3 years ago

Another get rich quick (the company that makes this) silly invention. These things come out about once-a-week and by the time people start using it and then put it in the closet forever…it’s gone and money was made.

Hugh Tripp Higginbotham
Hugh Tripp Higginbotham
3 years ago
Reply to  Miyoshi Umeki

How can you comment on something you have never seen Miyoshi? I just received my WONDER ARMS and I love it. Nice packaging and well built. And it works great.comment image

TheBride
TheBride
3 years ago

People are very cynical about such things. I’m with you, some of these devices are useful to most people!

Ruth Ann Isaac
Ruth Ann Isaac
3 years ago
Reply to  Miyoshi Umeki

I don’t know if you have used this product but I have and I love it. It will not end up in my closet. I have had fibromyalgia for 17 years and this product has helped me build up my strength again. I highly
recommend it. By the way I am 61 years old.

Marie Bethamn
Marie Bethamn
3 years ago
Reply to  Ruth Ann Isaac

Thanks Ruth Ann! I have fibromyalgia, too, and I want to strengthen my arms. This looks promising & you’ve encouraged me to take a chance on it : )

teacher art
teacher art
3 years ago
Reply to  Ruth Ann Isaac

Did it tone your arms at all?

Karen White
Karen White
2 years ago
Reply to  Ruth Ann Isaac

I just have just received it and about to use it. No instructions came of course any tips for using it as in how long how many reps ???

Erica Nielsen
Erica Nielsen
2 years ago
Reply to  Ruth Ann Isaac

I bought it today and I can feel it working. I am recovering from chemotherapy and I have lost all my muscle. I need to get some back up and I saw this in store and bought it as an impulse buy. I got home and decided to hop online and check out reviews. Disappointingly, I found many reviews saying the bands or the device itself breaks really quickly. I see these reviews are from six months ago and I’m wondering if anyone has positive feedback on their life of their wonder arms device

Erica Nielsen
Erica Nielsen
2 years ago
Reply to  Erica Nielsen

Also this is where you can buy the deluxe bands https://www.wonderarmsstore.com/?mid=9100178

TheBride
TheBride
3 years ago

If this product doesn’t hurt the forearms, it might be a good starter for people who are fed up with weak upper arms and who see or have seen age creep up on their physiques. Anyone experienced in lifting will scoff at such a device. However, these devices–good or bad–are geared towards people who aspire to be more fit, so you buff folks out there–hold your cynicism!!! This looks potentially to be helpful to the masses.

Steve Jacobs
Steve Jacobs
2 years ago

Just arrived, there is a loose nut inside it that means that it comes apart in the middle where it shouldn’t. I can’t figure out how to get at the nut to see if I can repair it – afraid if I try to force the grey cover off, the plastic will break.

Karen Newman Bsumek
Karen Newman Bsumek
2 years ago

Yes I love it but need the 45lb and 55lb bands. Anyone know how to get these?

Jade C
Jade C
2 years ago

put two together 🙂

Karen Newman Bsumek
Karen Newman Bsumek
2 years ago
Reply to  Jade C

I ended up putting two together. It works so far

Wendy Burgess
Wendy Burgess
2 years ago

I just started using it 😊

Wendy Burgess
Wendy Burgess
2 years ago
Reply to  Wendy Burgess

I just took some pics of my arm and have only been using it for a week so far. I will post before and after in a couple more weeks.

Wendy Burgess
Wendy Burgess
2 years ago
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Erica Nielsen
Erica Nielsen
2 years ago
Erica Nielsen
Erica Nielsen
2 years ago

How long did the product last for you

Misty Blackwood
Misty Blackwood
2 years ago

I bought this product a couple of weeks ago. Everything was going great until tonight when snapped apart sending one piece flying about 10′ away. Very disappointed I was seeing results back square one.

Wilma Adams
Wilma Adams
2 years ago

All bands snapped within 12 ! pulls
Very disappointed !

Margaret Desjardins
Margaret Desjardins
8 months ago

Very dissapointed .After 1 week all 3 bands snapped….