There’s only one way to work your triceps, and that’s to extend your arms. But there’s more than one way to get the job done, and the variation you choose to work the back of your arm does matter.

The ways in which you can load the muscle and the tools you can use to do it are incredibly varied, and depending on your goals, they aren’t necessarily equal. To help you better understand which extensions you should choose during your next arm day, we reached out to Ryan Hopkins, co-founder of Soho Strength Labs in New York City.

Below, he riffs on three common triceps exercises to get you better armed with knowledge for your next workout.

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