Part of that process is strength training for the triceps (and the rest of your body as well). Triceps exercises won't reduce fat there (not specifically, at least), but they do help you build more muscle. More muscle means firmer, stronger triceps and a higher metabolism overall, something that will contribute to overall fat loss.
Losing Body Fat
If you want to tone the triceps, focus on:
•Regular cardio exercise in your Target Heart Rate Zone. For fat loss, the general guidelines suggest cardio most days of the week for 30-60 minutes (or working up to that if you're a beginner). More about cardio exercise for weight loss and cardio workouts.
•Strength training for your entire body (triceps included) at least 1-3 non-consecutive days a week. There are endless ways to lift weights, but it's best to start with a simple beginner's program, if you're just getting started. Learn more about strength training for beginners, setting up a complete strength and cardio program, and find a variety of workouts for every fitness level.
•A healthy low-calorie diet. Exercise can help you burn calories, but your diet is where you can really make a difference. A few simple tips to consider:
You've read that interval training or other cardio exercises can help reduce body fat and that strength training can as well, so it makes sense that including both in your weekly routine would help reduce belly fat even more.
One study confirmed this by following exercisers who did three days of strength training and three days of cardio a week. When comparing this group to the cardio-only group, researchers found that the combined group reduced more belly fat and increased their lean muscle tissue.
•Alternate your workouts: Doing cardio and strength training on different days allows you to focus your energy and attention to each workout.
•Split routines: Another option is to split your workout and do cardio in the morning and strength training later in the day, or vice versa.
•Combine workouts: If you don't have as much time, another option is to do cardio and strength training in the same workout.
When setting up your routine, you may need to experiment to find a schedule that works for you. Just remember, you don't want to work the same muscles two days in a row, although you can do cardio on consecutive days.