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AvatarNathan Richer

I would also check your squat form. are your shins vertical? are you driving the upper legs outward as you descend? if they are not vertical during the regular squat, and are driving forward of the feet instead, this will put a ton of pressure on the structures around the knee.  then you exacerbate the problem with the pistol (i assume it’s a one legged pistol) because in order to complete the pistol, you’ll have to push the knee forward of the foot.

also on the pistol, you need to make sure you’re squeezing and using the glutes on the way up. if you depend on the quads to get up, that will also put a ton of pressure on the knee.
good luck!