Maybe I'm doing something drastically wrong here.. maybe I'm just absolutely useless and have the biggest case of sucky form for both the squat and the deadlift ever.. either that or something just clicked in that big empty head of mine.
When you deadlift, you arc your back, get everything tight, push your butt back so you get some stress on the old hamstrings, and then bend at the knees to get down and get the weight. You then try and keep the shoulders behind the bar, drive up through with your legs and pull your hips through.
When you squat, you arc your back, get everything tight, push your butt back so you can feel it in the hamstrings, and then decend with a tight arced back. You then drive back up while 'spreading the floor' with your feet, head up etc, back to the top.
They seem almost identicle apart from the angle and height of the hips, which are higher when deadlifting. Of course I'm missing the old 'muscle beach', and other aspects.. but essentially, am I right with the form here or am I missing something? cause they both seem pretty damn similar, yet I hear people saying they're almost completely different excersizes.
Am I right, or am I wrong?