Periodically I get questions on whether or not the “butt wink” is an issue. The first thought that comes to mind is “who the hell thought of the term ‘butt wink’?” Winking requires the closing of an orifice, and everybody knows that in order to close your outer sphincter, you have to clench your butt cheeks together. You can’t do this while squatting, and if you do, you’re doing a half squat. So stop, god dammit. Editor’s Note: Yes, there’s more than one sphincter. What? 2nd Editor’s Note: I don’t recommend Google image searching “butt wink” with the safe search “off”.