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developing speed with double kick
Below is an exercise I developed for myself to help break into some new speed zones that I was having trouble reaching. After talking with some other players and experimenting a little I found that a traditional approach of finding a comfortable tempo then gradually working up isn't 100% effective. Sometimes muscles can be really stubborn and the speed has to be "coaxed" out. A good way to do this is to find the tempo you're trying to hit and work on patterns that play in short bursts, then gradually extend it out till you can play a roll, then build your endurance from there. Enjoy!