Barbell squats are one of the three lifts in powerlifting. Questions are about effective technique, variations, and programs for squatting with or without resistance.

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Migraine-like headache day after heavy squats

I consistently get what feel like mild migraines the day after I do heavy squats. By "mild migraine," I mean a headache more painful than your non-migraine headache, but less painful than your ...
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Correcting squat form, mild knee pain, numb thumb

Basically started with the low bar squat (following StrongLift 5*5) but being very skinny (179 cm, 58 KG) the bar doesn't rest at the shelf created in scapula as described by Mark Rippetoe in this ...
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Squat progressions

I am starting a (mainly) body-weight fitness routine and I have found squats to be WAY to easy. There are a few progressions I can try now: 1 leg squats (kind where you lean forward) I can try to ...
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Will sitting in a squat position with weight help me with mobility?

I have trouble supporting myself in a squat position without additional weight - I fall backwards unless I open my knees a lot. Will sitting in squat position with weight (e.g. a kettlebell held like ...
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How does the body stabilize without valsalva maneuver?

This is a follow up question to How to breathe in lifts requiring tight core (squats, deadlifts). There Berin Loritsch explains in his excellent answer when to apply valsalva and why. However ...
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Difficulty adjusting to body after I fixed anterior pelvic tilt

I had the symptoms of anterior pelvic tilt, and measured it roughly by standing back and feet against a door and measuring the gap between my lower back and the door. I did the corrective exercises ...