Ever since Michelle Obama debuted her incredibly toned upper extremities in a fuchsia Jason Wu dress on the cover of Vogue
, arms have been the new butt in the fitness world. Upper-body workouts have seen a real resurgence, many of them FLOTUS themed
. Some women have even been opting for surgery to get MObama-style guns, without the gym (yes, really
). Luckily for all of you, we wrangled pro-trainer Jessi Kneeland from Peak Performance NYC to help us nail a key arm exercise: the bent-over row. Turns out, it's ridiculously simple. Click through to learn how to transform your arms, no surgery required.Photographed by Aliya Naumoff.
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