Are my knees supposed to be sore from doing squats? I usually do low reps, high weight and have found that my knees are usually sore right on the bottom of my kneecaps. It doesn't bother me except when I do deadlifts or squats again, and even then it's more annoying than anything else. It's not bad enough to keep me from doing my normal routine, and it usually goes away (temporarily) after my first couple warm up sets (I do Max-OT). It hurts if I push or tap on it though. Is this a normal side effect of heavy squats/DL or am I doing something wrong?