I know this guy who goes to the gym 2-3 hours a day 5 days a week. Straight after work for 3 days, and at the weekend.
I’ve explained to him the physiological process of muscle building, myofibrils and the importance that rest has in building muscle. If you go 5 times a week for 3 hours a time you will not build as much as if you would have gone 3 times for one and a half each time. (this varies from person to person, could be one hour, 2 hours, twice a week, this isn’t the point)
The way muscle memory is built is thought to work in the same way. You build neural pathways that allow you to pull things off at command. It builds new strains that will let you achieve a certain repetitive exercise. The brain reacts in a certain way instantaneously because it has had time to build up the memory, it has gotten stronger.
Just like when pumping iron, sleep and rest is very important to allow these processes to finalise. If you play too much doing the same stuff over and over you will probably build up a resistance to it because of psychological factors. Stress, frustration, tiredness, your nerves can tense up etc. You end up messing up, doing the wrong stuff over and over and can theoretically undo your work making it harder for you to achieve the goal you set out.
My advice would be to find a medium of reading, training, implementing. That should be the trinity of improvement in any situatuion.
Read about it, understand it.
Train it, get some muscle memory, understand the practical side in controlled situations.
Attempt to implement it in a game or Vs CPU in training, not under controlled, static situations - (As Ryu) The dude jumps in at you, you want to SRK into FADC into Ultra, you fuck it up. But you are attempting to implement it. That’s the important part. The other two factors will aid the other eventually.
I normally do a few things in training, 3 or 4 combos, play the computer on hardest, attempt to work on FADC into Ultra, do it from both sides etc. Never stick to the same thing.
I train to much, I know that I do. I just love playing, but I only train when I have no one to play against. I play more over train because there are more important things to learn over combos. Zoning, spacing, mind games and execution.
This is my training regime.
Read guides on spacing and my chosen character.
Go train something. Set up a scenario to test when i can Hadouken safely and when I can’t
Play online, get my arse kicked.
Go play or train.
This might be 90 mins at a time max.
Give it a shot. Mix up your schedule. Never do one thing over and over and over. It’s counter productive.