Barbell Hack Squats
- Begin by placing a loaded barbell behind you. Place two 25 lb plates under the back of your feet. Tighten your core and straighten your lower back.
- Slowly squat down, getting a good grip on the barbell behind you. Check to make sure your posture is still perfect and balanced.
- Stand up while holding the barbell behind. Use your heels to drive yourself back up. Do not straighten your knees at the top.
- Slowly lower yourself back down, driving your hips behind you. Repeat the movement.
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Barbell hack squats is a gym work out exercise that targets quadriceps and also involves calves and glutes & hip flexors and hamstrings. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Lunge / front kicks, high box jumps and machine hack squats are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as barbell hack squats. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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