Hi, I'm Sarah Huggins with LIVESTRONG.COM. So, what is the difference between a squat and a deadlift? Well, some of the main differences are that a squat is knee dominant and a deadlift is a hip dominant exercise. Both exercises require stability in your abs, your pelvis, and your spine to lower yourself to the ground and back, up. Both exercises also strengthen your lower body and improve your posture. One big difference is, if you're using a barbell during a squat, the weight is going to be on your back. And during a deadlift, the weight is going to be held in front of you. Now, to perform a squat, you're going to stand with your feet, and this is a regular squat, you're going to stand with your feet hip width apart. Hands on your hips or at your sides. You're going to flex your knees and your ankles, to lower yourself down and then, you're going to squeeze back, up. You an put a barbell on your back to make this a little bit harder, and to improve your strength. So, the barbell goes across your back, like this, feet are hip width apart, flex your knees, flex your ankles, lower down, squeeze back, up. Press the barbell with an over hand grip like this, sit back into your heels and then, come up and push your pelvis forward, to lift the weight off the ground, don't lift the weight with your arms. Come back down with a bend in your knees, and back, up. Lower the weight back down and back, up. And that is a difference between a squat and a deadlift. I'm Sarah Huggins for LIVESTRONG.COM.