Why Your Backside May Seem Bigger When You Strength Train
One of the most common myths regarding strength training is that it can make problem areas bigger -- which is the exact opposite of what you want, right? If this is happening to you, the issue may be that you are not successfully losing fat while you are building muscle. The strength training alone is not the culprit.
To get a leaner look, you have to do two things in tandem: Gradually lose fat (through diet and exercise) and also strength train.