markodarko wrote: As with any exercise (if we consider that moving your hands and fingers whilst playing guitar is an exercise) the idea is to always push your threshold boundary so that the exercise you are applying yourself to takes place in a zone which offers maximum endurance for the required effort. Doing so also reduces the chances of injury.
Not sure this makes sense marko... once you've defined the effort, that also defines your endurance, and I can't make sense of the idea of a zone that depends on something besides effort and duration.
I get that it is better to have some speed in reserve rather than playing at ten tenths all the time, but don't see why you are linking speed and endurance. Browsing around the forum there are loads of posts along the lines of 'I can do a burst at x BPM but I just can't sustain it'. The speeds quoted are impressive so if we are going to take them at face value these people have put in a lot of time on speed work but don't seem to have developed much endurance.
You draw an analogy with sport but I think you'll find that athletes train speed and endurance very differently. Anyway, what is endurance in the context of playing fast runs? I am not sure it is really physical endurance we are talking about. It's not like your hands go to jelly or you get out of breath. I know this sounds off the wall but the only thing it reminds me of is trying to rap and running out of steam. That isn't a physical thing either, more like trying to run your mouth faster than your brain.
I don't know whether there are any tried and tested endurance builders out there but I don't think training for speed will do it, and there is no need to argue that it does just to make the point that moonslammer is so determined to miss.