RE: Squat/Deadlift problem
I suggest looking at the demo videos on the exercise links in the training section of MT, dropping the weight right down to basics and learn proper form. Squatting does take some practice to get right and I agree, it can be tricky when you train alone. I train at a gym, but seem to be one of only a handful who squat, so getting someone to check my form is impossible. If you have a camcorder, or can borrow one, film yourself side on and see how it looks.