Hey, great list!
I don’t use them personally, but I train with a few women who do. I’ve noticed some of the side effects and they’ve mentioned it too.
But I didn’t know what to look for and how many alternatives there were – so while I’ll probably still choose not to use any (my goals are just to stay active), I’ll pass this along to my friends who want different results than I do. Maybe it’ll help them make some good choices, or to switch to something with fewer (or no) side effects.
Do I really need to strength train if I am only interested in weight loss?
Ahhh...no strength training FAQ would be complete without this golden question. If the answer to the question just above about waiting to strength train isn't convincing enough, take a look at the benefits of strength training page. We need it for much more than weight loss or weight maintenance, especially as we age. Besides, once you start feeling and looking stronger, you'll wonder why you ever put it off. Trust me on this, just get busy and the payoff will speak for itself.