In the drumming community, there is a lot of talk about speed. Some people love it (like myself) and others semm to bash it because either they are lazy and don't want to take the time to practice getting faster or they feel it has no place in music. From what I see, the ones complaining about this the most lack speed. It's like skinny guys hating on guys who train for size.
However, in the past ten plus years, the WFD (world's fastest drummer competition) has become very popular. Basically drummers play on a device that measures the amount of strokes for 60 seconds.
Now here's where I need some help, and maybe some of you science guys can help me - guys with the best technique have the greatest success at these events. Here's a video of TOm Grosset who just broke the record for the most strokes. My question, what sort of weightlifting principles would this fall under? Speed endurance with light weight? Heavy weight? Repetition day i.e. westside?
There was a lot of talk about the best practice methods for this and in some cases guys would play slowly at sub par speeds for 90 minutes straight/minimum in order to program the movement into their brain correctly. I am thinking this would shift the fiber types in the arms and muscles?
I never heard of someone lifting a weight for 90 minutes straight to get faster though.
Any thoughts on this?
Here is the video and just so you know, he is not just "spazzing out" as most people think. He is employing a technique and using breathing methods as well and practiced many hours to prepare for this.
The movement is one Right stroke and then one left stroke played repeatedly.