i know the title is really ambiguous, so let me give an example. my question involves how both players tend to time their attack at the same time after a situation where both players are cautious and block:
someone jumps at you and you reset them with an anti air normal. you guys are both really close to each other, and you advance on him before he completes his backflip to bait a reversal or throw attempt. he however does not take the bait, and both of you are now down down-back blocking (or you are walking back) out of throw range but very close together nonetheless.
very commonly, after both of us block for a bit, both of our minds think to hit a button at the same time (like a crouching short or jab or something), but this just ends up with both of us hitting each other with a normal and sort of resetting the situation. this kind of situation also occurs during footsies.
how would you guys take advantage of such a situation? i think using a FAST startup special move with invincibility (lol srk) in rhythm with their jab/short might be a good idea, especially if you have fadc to make the guess safe. unfortunately not every character has this option so what do you guys suggest? i suppose you can also avoid the risk of a special move by backdashing out, but this is not taking advantage of the situation!