When I do deadlifts it feels like im lifting mostly with my back and my arms
what am I doing wrong?
I have the opposite problem. I feel like I need to initiate the movement with my legs before my back can pull.
I'm not full on squatting the deadlift, but my knees start opening before my hips, and I have high hips when my back starts pulling.
Having a little trouble picturing what you're talking about, but your back should stay at its starting angle until you get the bar to about knee height, then you start hip extension.
try doing some shorter sprints, uphill if possible before your workout. helps to wake up the glutes. i've done it a few times and you can definitely notice the difference. i'm sure there are other exercises to prime the glutes for action, no homer