Why won't I like your answer, you gave me something to think about. I was referring to speed bag, you are practicing it, I want to see what you get out of the speed bag after you train for a while that I did not get after a few months.You'll won't like my answer for this but I use a different exercise for faster liner punches. I place pennies on a wash cloth then place that on a stool or a table that is waist high. I then get into a horse stance and I try to quickly pick up the pennies one by one. It's chin na conditioning exercise that helps build speed and accuracy. This is the only exercise that I've done that ever increased my speed. It sounds stupid but it works. I haven't done it in a long time, so I can probably do a before and after video on how it works for me.
I think it works because it forces the arm and hand to be relaxed and then quickly tighten when trying to pick up the penny. Because it's a speed and accuracy drill, the mind doesn't focus on trying to add power. The more tense the arm is the slower the speed. I think sometimes adding power causes more bad habits when learning. First learn speed and then learn power. I think this is the better path.
I listen to all the advice given, I don't necessary follow them, BUT I always listen, then think and at least try. BUT I approach things in a scientific way, not just follow because that supposed to " that's how it is done". A lot of the moves are mechanical, it's physics. I don't follow the advice because I don't agree AFTER I think and try it out. I just came off from a thread that I was accused not listening, but at the same time I put a video I did the similar move 9 months ago. Why do I want to learn something that I tried and not working just because that's in a certain style? Here is the tread I am talking
My TSA approved improvised weapon choice.......
In fact I will try what you said about the pennies. I practice speed by punching air, look in the mirror, relax, punch out as fast as I can and pull back. Watch my shoulder and body to try not to broadcast my intention out.
One thing what you do might help me. You know when you see a fly, spider and stuff, you want to hit it and catch it. I found myself very tense and missed it a lot of times. The way you practice might help...............If not for punching, might help me catching some flies!!!