I have been training more or less seriously for a few years but only started doing squats and dead lifts a couple of months ago. Therefore, I have filmed me and my uncle Tom when we did a set of each exercise. It would be nice to receive some feedback! Links:
This is me squatting,
This is Tom squatting, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ts00tqlG_E
Video of me doing dead lifts,
Video of Tom doing dead lifts,
I did those clips with my mobile phone, so the quality isn’t the best…
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you have quite a few things going wrong with your squats and deads. I’ll get you started on the ones that are the worst.
during your squat, your upper body moves around a lot. you need to get a good arch, pull your shoulder blades together, push your chest out and KEEP TIGHT throughout the set. Do not allow yourself to lose the tight arch in your lower back. Someone has already mentioned starting with box squats first. do some research on box squatting. it will teach you proper depth, how to sit back instead of down, how to spread the floor and how to keep tight in the hole. go to elitefts.com and read and read.
as for the dead, the worst thing you are doing is allowing your shoulders to get in front of the bar. your shoulders should be behind or at the most in line with the bar. as with squats, you need to learn how to keep the core tight with a good arch. also, a good technique is to do a rep, put the bar down and re set up after every rep. learn your landmarks. look at the bar and line your shins and hands up at the same spots each time. there are other things that I could go into but as with the squats, go to elitefts.com and read up.