Upper Legs Exercise Database -> Smith Machine Hack Squat

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Smith Machine Hack Squat

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Smith Machine Hack Squat

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Upper Legs

Detailed Muscle Group : Hamstrings

Other Muscle Groups : Glutes

Type : Strength

Mechanics : Compound

Equipment : Machine - Strength

Difficulty : Beginner

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Targeted Muscle Group

Upper Legs

How To Perform Exercise

The smith machine hack squat exercise is a variation of the basic squat that focuses on strengthening and building the quadricep muscle.

Steps :

1.) Start off by adjusting the bar on the smith machine to a low setting just above your ankles.

2.) Stand with the bar on the floor just behind your legs, with your feet shoulder width apart and your toes pointing forward

3.) With your feet firmly placed on the floor reach down and grasp the bar from behind with and overhand grip.

4.) Lift the bar by extending your hips and knees, be careful not to lock your knees.

5.) Squad down until your thighs are parallel to the floor and hold the position for a count.

6.) Slowly raise yourself up to starting position.

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