Has anyone here had a teacher who showed them hand exercises to develop a good grip? I'm not talking squeezing rubber balls or anything like that, I'm talking using a drumstick on the drum. I had a teacher in the 80's that showed me these incredible hand and foot exercises that totally stretched the muscles and tendons that you actually use for drumming. He told me that Buddy Rich developed these exercises. I practiced them balls out for over a year, and I gotta say doing them was the single best thing I've ever done. These exercises were so intense that I actually lost feeling in my fingers for 6 months, but now I have such a touch on the drum. The only thing I use my shoulders and forearms for are for getting my hands over the racks and floor toms, the rest is from the wrist joint to the fingers. I've never read anything about hand exercises here and was wondering if anyone else was taught them.