Upper Legs Exercise Database -> Hack Squat

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Hack Squat

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Hack Squat

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Upper Legs

Detailed Muscle Group : Hamstrings

Other Muscle Groups : Lower Legs , Glutes

Type : Strength

Mechanics : Compound

Equipment : Machine - Strength

Difficulty : Beginner

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Targeted Muscle Group

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How To Perform Exercise

The hack squat exercise is a variation of the squat workout which uses a machine in place of squat rack and may be preferred by beginners.

Steps :

1.) Start off lying face up on a hack squat machine with your shoulders up against the pad, placing your feet forward at a slightly less than shoulder-width apart and toes pointed slightly outward as this will be your starting position.

2.) Once in position, release the dock levers, place your hands on the grips, keep your abs tightly drawn in and extend your body so that you are standing upright.

3.) Slowly lower your body down into a squatting position so that your knees are bent and you feel a stretch in your quad and hamstring muscles.

4.) Hold for a count and then return back to the starting position.

5.) Repeat for as many reps and sets as desired.