That sounds like a technical issue. Post a video if you can.
As to the beginner/intermediate line, I generally think if you wonder about it you're still a beginner because it really, really doesn't matter. Programs that work don't know how experienced you are. When you're more experienced you are able to tweak them to make them work; or to pick the ones that will work best for you.
Those standards are pretty damn low. What is marked as Advanced to me is what would be expected of an intermediate. Elite is not even close to deserving of that term, more like what anyone can achieve after maybe three years solid training if not less. I'm not talking not elite powerlifter either - they are loads I have seen people moving in competition who are not elite powerlifters, just people who do the work. Hell, I've hit pretty much all the advanced ones and come close to or hit the elite numbers and I'm nothing at all special.