Today's Edge: Stop bastardizing balance work. I roll my eyes when I see people attempting to train for better balance as if they're a seal in a circus. This isn't training it's shenanigans. Balance comes from strength. You're better off training for balance on a stable surface and using external forces, actions, or tools to challenge your neuromuscular system.
As the head strength & conditioning coach for the LA Lakers, part of my job is to make sure players stretch and warm-up correctly before they lift or play. This can be a challenge given that when players aren't playing in games/practices there's a great chance that they are sitting on a bus or airplane.