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Few Newbie Squat Q's

I searched the site and couldn’t seem to find the info I was seeking. All I have are two quick questions regarding everyone’s favorite: the squat…

  1. Should the knees be in line with the heels throughout the movement? I have heard different views and seen different pictures with both methods shown.

  2. Immediately after I rack the weight and it is unloaded from my back I can feel a tightness in my lower back. Is this normal? I am by no means working with HEAVY weights by most standards, but they are heavy to my body. Is this just simply something the body gets used to over time?