I hate squats!
We do squats because we squat every day. Every time you sit down or get up off a chair, the bed or the toilet you use the same muscles. If you lose the ability to squat you lose the ability to do many activities in daily life. Keep squatting!
Yep, the squats burn. The program I'm on right now is actually really heavy on lunges, and I'm feeling pretty hateful towards lunges right now.
But as noted by someone else, squats are a functional movement and it is beneficial to you to be strong enough to pull off a lot of squats. And of course the burn means it is working. If you have joint problems or an injury, then find a modification, but otherwise keep on squatting. They do you a lot of good.
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