So I'm a complete noob when it comes to weights and jsut recently bought a small home gym with a bench attached to the side bars that allow you to do flat/inclined bench presses. So after reading stuff here at F&N and elsewhere, it seems that squats are a core exercise I need to do. I tried doing a squat with a bar today just to get the form down, but can barely get close to parallel before losing my balance. I then tried to do it without anything and holding my arms/hands out in front of me. I was able to go a little deeper but my Tibialis Anterior was hurting/streching like crazy. I can't even squat all the way down (ass to grass) with my back curled and wraping my arms around my legs without losing my balance (fall backwards). Am I missing some muscles or something? Any help is appreciated.