Machine Hack Squats
- Place your back flat against the back pad of the hack machine and position your shoulders under the shoulder pads.
- Place your legs in a shoulder width stance with your toes pointed out slightly.
- Grip the side handles of the machine and disengage the safety bars.
- Straighten your legs, but do not lock your knees. This is the start position.
- Inhale as you slowly lower the weight by bending your knees.
- Continue down until the angle between your upper legs and your calves is slightly less than 90-degrees. Your outer knee should be in line with your toes. Do not extend your knees past your toes. Hold for a count of one.
- Return to the start position by pushing down through your heels and extending your legs, exhaling as you do so. When you reach the starting position,hold for a count of one.
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Machine hack squats is a gym work out exercise that targets glutes & hip flexors and quadriceps and also involves abs and calves and hamstrings. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Cable hip abduction / adduction, hip raises / butt lift / bridges and mountain climbers / alternating knee-ins are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as machine hack squats. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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