I don't want to create bad habits in my drumming Be nice to know how people practice there technique and making progress with their drumming?
Bill Bachman has a site (drumworkout.com) that offers a course called the "Extreme Hands Makeover". It takes a month or two to make it through. This standalone course is well worth a two month sub, and it's worth repeating the course each time you hit an impasse/plateau and want to improve your hands.
I highly recommend it.