One of the biggest myths is that you can lose fat in an area of the body by strength training or exercising that specific body part. The truth is that you can’t lose fat from a specific area. We cannot dictate where our bodies will decide to oxidize fat, nor can we change fat into muscle. Doing triceps will not decrease the number of fat people have on the backs of their arms any more than doing crunches will reduce the number of fat people have on their stomachs.
The best way to get rid of excess fat is to combine a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Resistance training will increase muscle mass, and it forces fat to divide into the broader surface area. That makes you look more fit.