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    Have someone look at your technique when squatting.
    There may be a technique deviation which is causing the pain.
    If you are working in new ranges you could be accessing muscles you have not used in the past to perform the movement. Improving your knee position when squatting will help.
    Some episodes that hit on the knee:
    Pro Episode # 31 – User Request Friday – Live from The Games: Patellar Tendonitis
    Voodoo Band Your Patella Femoral Pain
    Wonky, Beat Up Joint? Feed That Thing Good Mechanics and Some Slack
    Episode 344: Compression Tack and Floss–The Knee
    Episode 163: Knee/Ankle/Achilles Issues? Active Tack and Stretch
    Episode 107: A Friend Calls With Knee”itis” Below the Patella
    Episode 33: FGB Push Press Prep ; Hot Patellar Tendon: Hip /Calf/ Hamtsrings
    You can start with a box squat and lower the height of the box you squat to as the technique improves.
    You want to establish proper technique and movement patterning for the skill first.