Your right it is sematics.
After our discussions last fall and then through some attempts, any stick drills with lengthening are gone. I do like stick drills as a teaching component to get into better positions and working frequency. Increases in length come from as you said, strength/elastic gains.
I’ve got my analogy, it came to me after talking with Ron yesterday, the fast talking, smooth north east coaster he is. Not quite barbeque, but you’ll enjoy from your trip over here in Jan.
speed development- is taking a guy with ralph lauren glasses, black leather coat, turtle neck sweater, polo jeans, and black leather designer looking boots to my favorite hole in the wall barbeque place- Vandy’s. Everyone else is dressed way down, probably in some type of camoflage, just taking a break from hunting. The floor hasn’t been swept in days and the table is straight out of 1965. The ralph lauren guy is challenging the system., becuase he’s different and probably looking to get his rear kicked.
Max Velocity- You take the guy in there enough and eventually you lock in where everyone’s wearing what he’s got on. The system has changed and now you’re just rehearsing the changes. You’ve got candles on the table and instead of using good old fashion white bread, you’re eating pumpernickel and eating off of real plates.