1. Lately I’ve been introduced to the idea of adducting into a pad during a glute bridge to activate the pelvic floor and to hope to get a heightened activation of the core. When you look at the pelvic floor part, it makes sense from a deep front line perspective. Also, if you look at young kids learning to walk, you’ll see that they have their arms all over the place and squeeze and contract and make funny faces to help them move, the same thought process can be applied to this trick.
3. A little twist on the regular SMR work is trigger point stripping. Simply find the trigger point and move the joint repeatedly. Can’t tell you yet how big of a difference it makes, but it certainly won’t hurt to try.