Yeah, but I'm getting better at it. The key is to feel like you are trying to tear the bar apart. I think they are fun.
Also fun is split jerks which I did for the first time today. At first I was really wobbly but then I got the hang of it. Empty bar, of course. I'm taking an olympic lifting class for the fun of it.
The thing is, I am older (48) and have never lifted free weights until now. So these are all new movements for this old body. The only thing I have asked of it for 48 years is to walk around, carry a backpack, do some light housework, run or bicycle. Plus I've had a desk job for over a decade now (before that I had other kinds of jobs.) So yeah, anything new like this is going to be hard and isn't really a question of "you're not doing your back squats right."
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 170 x 3. Current Deadlift: 220 x 3