Is doing triceps workout will make your armpit bulge? help! :(

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    Is doing triceps workout will make your armpit bulge? help! :(

    I'm trying to tone my armpit fat, back, and triceps. I have noticed since I started doing triceps workouts (triceps extension, alt triceps extension, and bent over dumbbell kickback) a month ago, my armpit fats became more visible. Is it normal in the process?

    Kindly check these images. It's bulging in the part where I encircled. Pardon my not-so-smooth underarm Am I doing it right? I'm having these problems since 2015. I can't easily tone my underarm fat, back, and triceps. But when I'm doing biceps curls, it is very visible on my arms. It is bulging on the top of my arms. But my target areas are the back, underarm, and triceps.

    Can someone give me effective dumbbell exercises targeting those areas, pleeeeease? It's my dream to wear sleeveless shirts.

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    #2
    I am not really able to give much advice, but I believe that the body part you circle ISN'T the tricep. I think you are more likely to bulge that area if you do lats or back training.

    Unfortunately you need to check your diet, too.

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      #3
      Originally posted by kandy View Post
      I am not really able to give much advice, but I believe that the body part you circle ISN'T the tricep. I think you are more likely to bulge that area if you do lats or back training.

      Unfortunately you need to check your diet, too.
      Halo! thanks for the reply.

      Yes I know that is not triceps. But when I looked for the exercises that will tone my back, underarm fat and triceps.. all triceps workouts came out.

      And I've lost 5 pounds just in a month. I have a great diet, too. I just noticed why my muscle there is bulging. I've watched so many videos instructing me how to do those exercises and I believe Im doing it right but thats the result. Yes, my arms have some improvement but the muscle in my armpit is also building a muscle hahaha

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        #4
        Hello, actually, the thing you’ve circled is the upper part of your chest muscle.

        The exercises you mentioned should not work those muscles, if done correctly, so you’re either doing them wrong, or you’re doing something else, which causes your chest to “bulge”.

        Personally, I’d recommend trying
        the arms of steel program, substituting the push-ups with kneeling push-ups, or wall push-ups.
        You can look into the lighter version of it, as well.
        Don’t underestimate those exercises, although looking easy, they can really tone your arms, and upper body!

        If you prefer to work with the dumbbells, that’s fine as well, but you’ll have to be more careful about correct movement. The exercises you’ve picked are fine for toning the triceps. One thing you could try is activating (tensing) the triceps at all times, during the sets.

        Hope that helps, and have fun during your fitness journey!

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          #5
          I checked the Arms of steel and the chair version... these are great!

          Actually Im using dumbbells because my friend told me that if I want a fast result, I need to use that equipment. Im currently using 5lbs and 10lbs 😳 But she never told me the proper ways of using it. Just relying on YT.

          But the exercises you've mentioned I think I can commit to that and it is more safer. 😅

          Thank you so much! Im looking forward to the great outcome. ❤

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            #6
            I think part of the original question was skipped where you asked if working out could cause the fat to bulge out. Short answer yes but this is a good thing. As the underlying muscle becomes more developed it will cause the fat on top to shift especially at times like after a workout when the muscle has a nice pump. This is something you will just have to put up with for now but just remember as the fat comes off what is under it will look good.

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              #7
              I'm not sure why working your tris would increase your armpit fat.

              If I had to guess, this is primarily a diet-based issue. You can't spot reduce, but you'll lose fat over time with a healthy diet (looks like you're on your way there now).

              Now that that's said, I would say the outer part of your pectoral muscles is relevant, as that is the area you've circled. Going off of my personal experience, I have well-developed pecs from all of my pressing movements, and a dearth of fat around my armpit. Have you considered trying some chest/pressing exercises?

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                #8
                Yea what I was trying to say was that it's strange how you were doing tricep exercises but saw changes in the area that was not the tricep, especially when you mention armpit fat. That's why I was pointing to something else such as your diet. But great job on the 5 pounds loss!

                Those sound like tricep exclusive exercises, too. I don't get how you can be working your chest while doing tricep kickbacks and tricep extensions (overhead I guess?), so like ryś says if you're doing them right it should not work the chest.

                Oh I think you can actually be working your lats during bent over tricep kickbacks if you place your upper arm high enough because you can be using your lats or back to help you hold the arm and weight.

                But that's just my opinion with very limited knowledge on weight lifting...

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                  #9
                  These are the exercises that I did for a month. I used 10lbs in Bicep curls, and Side-to-side tilts. I used 5lbs in the rest of the exercises. I did it in the morning. My daily cardio is walking from home to my office back and forth, every day at 40 to 45 minutes - one way.

                  There's a big improvement in my arms, from 12 inches to 11 inches.

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                  But then, of course, there are still fats in my triceps, armpit, and back. I think it's genetics.
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                  I also started doing the Arms of Steel. It's easy, but it's burning; I did the 5 sets. I still believe I can tone the target muscles if I'm consistent with what I am doing. I was bothered by the forming muscle in both my armpits; that's why I asked if it was normal. I started noticing it when I did the tricep extensions. Maybe because that's the only time I can see my muscle in that area when doing overhead. I just thought that in time the muscle that is bulging would be toned as well. I hope so. Anyway, I will observe it.
                  Thank you so much for all the responses.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Azercord View Post
                    I think part of the original question was skipped where you asked if working out could cause the fat to bulge out. Short answer yes but this is a good thing. As the underlying muscle becomes more developed it will cause the fat on top to shift especially at times like after a workout when the muscle has a nice pump. This is something you will just have to put up with for now but just remember as the fat comes off what is under it will look good.
                    I'm relieved. Thank you.

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                      #11
                      keinsarah give your triceps some grace in that last photo. Women do tend to hold additional fat in the triceps area but when the arm is flexed like that even my triceps look soft (you are flexing the bicep so the tris just relax) so make sure you do a triceps flex and let those puppies shine before judging too hard.

                      Side note: Working on and developing the triceps is a great way to better looking arms as they are bigger and fuller than the biceps. You are doing awesome.

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                        #12
                        Yaaaaaay! Thanks, Azercord. I will!

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