The arm blaster in one form or another has been around since the 1970s. Although its popularity has waned in the past few decades, it’s still a fantastic way to minimize movement in your arms when doing biceps curls with a cambered curl bar, olympic bar, or dumbbells. The Manueklear Arm Blaster is a modern version of the original at a low price. Is it worth it, though?
While the Manueklear is lighter weight and doesn’t have the original’s leather straps, it still performs the same basic function. There are no instructions, but it’s easy enough to adjust the straps for a perfect fit. I happen to like to have the bottom of my elbows hanging slightly below the bottom of the neoprene elbow padding. It’s definitely comfortable when curling, although I think I would have preferred the neoprene neck brace to have the strap side face out rather than in when on my neck.
Ultimately, this is not heavy duty workout equipment, but it really doesn’t have to be. It feels like it will hold up well for its intended purpose and it’s hard to beat the price. This is the type of equipment that not every home gym needs, but is fantastic if you’re ready to expand your arm training options.