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Squat vs. Hack vs Sled

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chrome

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Sep 14, 2010
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#1
What is your preference? Do you use all of them? Which one is best in your opinion?
 
Rottenrogue

Rottenrogue

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Jan 26, 2011
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#2
To me squat is a primary lift and hack is a secondary or accessory lift.
 
tommyguns2

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#3
With squat I need a partner, with the sled I can work alone. Tend to like doing high rep work on the sled, but I'm becoming an old fart who's losing his mojo, so you need to take that into consideration.
 
jdjack

jdjack

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Sep 22, 2010
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I like hack to help increase ham strength, before I increase my squat strength. Always felt the more important muscles were in the back of the leg. Squat is the basic though. Its the meat and potatoes of training. The sled, I use as a recovery tool to help everything, more accessory I guess.
 
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Wolf

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Dec 25, 2010
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#6
I much more prefer rotating through squating, front squats and zercher squats when training.
 
hugerobb

hugerobb

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Sep 15, 2010
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#7
while squat is my main workout I also like to use the hack squat
 
pux888

pux888

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Oct 1, 2010
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#9
I much more prefer rotating through squating, front squats and zercher squats when training.

Zerchers are one hell of an exercise, one of my all time favorites. You see very few people doing them.
 
midevil

midevil

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Jan 20, 2011
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squat is #1 best / most effective training for overall conditioning and muscle building imo. Nothing is better. Unfortunately after a herniated disk squatting is out for me. Leg press would be # 2 and hack last.
 
barbellbeast

barbellbeast

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Oct 4, 2010
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#11
For a long time Leg press had been my first leg exercise, now I'm going back to squat first, then leg press or hack squat. I'm not a fan of hack squat for the same reason I avoid standing calf raise, the weight compressing down on your body makes it hard to breath which makes it hard for me to think about doing more reps and pushing when I can't breath.
 
NDLessPSYcle

NDLessPSYcle

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#12
Honestly I like squat but prefer the hack. I do try to rotate...
 
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