I Go-You Go Training Defined
In this method for increasing your training intensity and shocking your muscles, you and your training partner finish a set, and immediately hand over the weight to the other, without ever putting the weight down, with each one going in turn. You and your partner train this manner until you and your partner train to failure, without counting reps.
I Go-You Go Training Tips
- This technique maintains a high level of intensity, with the number of reps you can do getting shorter and shorter. When it’s your turn, ready or not, no matter how tired you are getting, makes this exercise particularly challenging. This technique helps you develop a fantastic level of intensity. Imagine doing this with Barbell Bicep Curls, you will be wanting your training partner to take longer just so you can get a little more recovery in. You will be guaranteed to feel soreness from this kind of training the next day.
- The I Go-You Go Method is more useful for training smaller muscles like the biceps or calves than it is for big thigh and back muscles. Exercises like Squats and Bent Over Rows demand so much energy that you’d run out of energy too quickly to be able to make the most out of this type of training. Use the I Go-You Go technique when you are seeking a high level of training intensity with smaller muscle groups like biceps or calves. Note that this technique cannot be used with larger muscle groups as your energy would be prematurely sapped. Whilst this technique requires that you have a training partner, it is guaranteed that its use will provide unsurpassed intensity and stimulation to the muscle groups trained in this manner. This is one of the Power Training Principles.