6. Hack Squat
Equipment requiredHack squat machine
Main musclesThigh and buttock muscles
Standing in the "hack squat" machine, trapezes under the pads, feet on the footrest, shoulder-width apart.
Release the manual safety catch and slowly bend the knees. When your knees are at a 90° angle, pause for a moment and then slowly raise the load. Keep your back firmly against the backrest.
To protect your knees:
- In the lowered position, make sure they do not go beyond the axis of your toes.
- In the high position, stop the movement just before your legs are fully extended.