How to: Hack Squat
Primary Muscles Used:Upper Legs, Glutes, Quads, Gluteals, Hamstrings
- Stand in the hack squat and bend your knees and hips to rest your back against the backrest and shoulders against the shoulder pads. Reposition your feet to plant them shoulder-width apart on the footplate. Release the hack squat from its locked position. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Looking straight ahead, bend at both the hips and knees, ensuring that your knees point toward your toes. Continue bending your knees until your upper legs are parallel with the footplate of the hack squat. Ensure that your elbows remain elevated and your back remains against the backrest.
- Exhale. Extend both knees to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions before returning the hack squat to its locked position.
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