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AvatarGeorge McLaney

As K-Star has said repeatedly, it’s good to be sore because then you know your body did something. Per iron_tiger’s note, I’d advise that you get proper coaching on squatting form and variations, as well as checking out Kelly’s videos on squat loading and form, such as:

and Barbell Shrugged/TechniqueWOD:

Any restrictions up and down the chain (feet, ankles, spine, hips) can inhibit squat performance. A good coach should be able to help you spot where you’re tight, and what mobility work to do to sort it out. 

Also, K-Star has all manner of videos on pre and post squat mobility, including:

Remember the key principle with any lift: If you can’t do it right with no weight, you won’t be able to do it right under load. Get your air squat sorted and then an empty bar squat before you start adding plates. 

I hope this helps.