Hack Squat

Exercise for legs

Hack Squat Illustration

Exercise execution guide

Starting position

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.

Equipment required

Hack squat machine

Main muscles

Thigh and buttock muscles