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How to increase flexabilty with squats and deads?

I can squat and deadlift a decent amount of weight, but the bottom end of both workouts for me is hard to get down to. People have told me with deads I straighten my legs way too early (limiting the power from my legs) and with squats I start leaning over towards the bottom of the squat to allow me to get my butt lower. What are the best ways to help get me more flexable on the lower end of the workouts? I have heard squating 135 and holding it on the bottom for 30 seconds at a time can help but thats about it. Thanks in advance.
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How is it hard to get down on deadlifts? Do your knees not bend?

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How is it hard to get down on deadlifts? Do your knees not bend?
They do, but for some reason when I start pulling they straighten out right out of the hole. I just need to learn how to get low and extract power from my legs. Just wondering what workouts/stretches help with the bottom end of those workouts.
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sounds like a Form issue. not flexibility.

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They do, but for some reason when I start pulling they straighten out right out of the hole. I just need to learn how to get low and extract power from my legs. Just wondering what workouts/stretches help with the bottom end of those workouts.
Yeah, that's form. You just need someone to help you with you're form. Make sure the bar is right up against your shins also.

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