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  1. When I do squats with the largely recommended method of holding your breath through the rep to stay tight, I end up straining my neck muscles and they pretty much don't heal, since I'm squatting every other day. Rather than holding my breath to get tight, can I just brace my core like I'm about to get punched to get tight but continue breathing through the rep?
  2. Hi All, Beginner here, trying to determine if my head is tilted too far up or neck is too extended during my squat. I have front neck pains, particularly when swallowing that seem to be coming from the SCM area, but deeper behind them. I suspect I may be tilting my head up too much or sticking my neck out on the way up, which is causing this. Please have a look and let me know your opinion.
  3. Hi All,Getting this irritating pain in the front of my neck after squats that stays with me. It doesn't really hurt unless I swallow, so I am assuming I strained one of the scalene neck muscles. Position of the strain seems to be somewhere deep, in between the right side of the trachea and the sternocleidomastoid, or possibly under and just past it. Anyone else ever experience this? It's interesting to me because I've always thought neck injury from squats was a back-of-neck thing, not the front. Haven't been able to find anyone or read anything similar except for one post of someone having a
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