When I'm away from my kit and drumming to songs on whatever surface is handy, I normally play the bass drum parts with the heel of my foot while leaving the ball of my foot touching the ground. Is this a bad thing?
I ask because I just switched to a new kick pedal, and started experiencing some pain in my knee - much like tennis elbow pain you can develop in your arm. I tried several adjustments on the new pedal, but it turned out that I was addressing the kit incorrectly - it was an alignment issue that was causing me to push too hard. So I solved the problem (I think), but it got me thinking about what else I could be doing that would be detrimental. My table top jamming immediately came to mind.