My first question, possibly stupid but....
I'm 6'4" tall, 28, 200lbs (don't even ask the BF I look, I have a pot belly, 6 months pregnant looking!) and I have VERY long legs, when it comes to squatting a find it impossible to maintain balance, I've tried using a Smith Machine, Barbell, low weight, and quite frankly I have trouble squatting even no bar, I just seem to become unsteady as I descend, I have also tried various foot stances, wider, narrower you name it.
I have for the past few months been using a trap bar (hexagonal shaped bar which goes around you with handles at the sides,
see hear ...http://gymratz.co.uk/item300.htm), I have found this hits the legs very well.
Basically I'm interrested to know if others have experienced similar problems with balance, and if the trap bar deadlift that I'm doing is an acceptable alternative (McRobert???)
P.S. I use Cable Rows, Pull Downs (close grip) and trap bar shrugs for my back as an alternative to deadlifting.