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    I love Squats and Deadlifts but...

    I mean they work a whole bunch of muscles, release growth hormone, make you feel macho, don't sacrafice speed and agility for power.

    The thing is I don't know if I'm doing it right. The only pics I can find on the net are crappy black and white gifs. Can someone post a good gif and a decent explanation. If possible maybe someone can make their own gif.

    And is it just me or do they both work out quads? I mean I feel like I'm "squating" during my deadlift.

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    I'm lazy, but look at elitefts.com and search for the part about squat form. Try your best to understand that, and then try to find someone in the gym that seems to follow that. Offer sexual favors or money or something in exchange for teaching you how to squat.

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    Got Squat? by Jason Burnell:
    http://www.powermagonline.com/archives/got-squat.htm

    Precision Pulling by Mike Robertson (to be honest I haven't read the whole thing, but it looks solid):
    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do...ydra?id=459964
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei
    Got Squat? by Jason Burnell:
    http://www.powermagonline.com/archives/got-squat.htm

    Precision Pulling by Mike Robertson (to be honest I haven't read the whole thing, but it looks solid):
    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do...ydra?id=459964
    That second one is great, and just what I need while I'm trying to tighted up my form!
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    boht good articles. i learned a lot.
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    Precision Pulling was a very good article when I read it a couple months ago; it really motivated me to deadlift and ever since then back day is my favorite day.
    18 | 185 lbs | 6' | 10%
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    http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=deadlift
    http://video.search.yahoo.com/search...&cop=&ei=UTF-8

    Just make sure it looks like they know what they're doing, no following the 7 foot 90 pound man.

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