hack squats

Muscle Groups

legs lower thighs
Hack squats is a compound exercise that mainly targets the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings. The exercise is performed using a hack squat machine or a barbell placed behind the legs. To perform the exercise, the lifter stands with their feet at shoulder-width apart, places the barbell behind their legs or on the shoulders, and then squats down by bending the knees and hips. The key to maximizing activation of the targeted muscles is to keep the back straight and the core engaged throughout the entire movement. Hack squats are a popular exercise among bodybuilders and powerlifters because they allow the lifter to load up a large amount of weight and perform the exercise without putting too much stress on the lower back. This makes it a great alternative to conventional barbell squats or leg press machines. By incorporating hack squats into a strength training routine, lifters can increase their leg strength and mass, improve their overall athletic performance, and reduce their risk of injuries.