Help, hands falling asleep, hurting.


I've only been drumming for about a year now and I am having a hell of a time with my hands falling asleep and pretty extreme fatigue when playing hard or fast. Is anyone else experiencing this? Aside from any medical condition I may have, I just want to make sure I am doing everything correctly in terms of technique, etc. that might help. Any good videos for a guy like me (matched grip) that might help with a great warm-up or proper stick technique?


Big Foot

Silver Member
If your hands are falling asleep while you are playing it's most probably from tension. Blood is not getting to your hands. Start by relaxing your neck and shoulders this is where the blood flow starts. There's a lot of info on playing tension free & relaxed. Breath, good posture, relax.