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Barbell Hack Squats

Lizard King

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I used the hack squat machine and love it. Holds like 1050 :)
 
PillarofBalance

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I've tried them with free weight once and kept putting the bar down on the back of my ankle/calf. Not for me I guess. Or more likely I just need to put more effort into doing them correctly. I use the hack squat machine every couple of months. I think something is wrong with it though, cause I can only do 1 plate on each side for maybe 8 reps wtf???
 
PillarofBalance

PillarofBalance

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I THINK the hack squat just hits the lower portion of the v. lateralus and depending on foot placement v. medialus as well.

Personally I like front squats hams to calves to blast the quads though.
 
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SFGiants

SFGiants

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Apr 20, 2011
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Well I'm a Powerlifter and know a lot of people in the sports for various teams and I have yet to see or hear of anyone doing these.

I have tried them in the past and just didn't like the feel it's hard to learn the technique plus if used for an accessory I would rather do other stuff.
 
IronInsanity

IronInsanity

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On the other hand, I love Jefferson Squats. They hit my hammies good... plus I love the weird stares I get when I do them :D
 
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i use to love em...if you want tear drops this is about the best lift for hitting them....dw
 
PillarofBalance

PillarofBalance

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i use to love em...if you want tear drops this is about the best lift for hitting them....dw
Probably a stupid question DW but does the hack squat machine work as well for the tear drop or gotta use the barbell?
 
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