Hack Squat

6. Hack Squat

Hack Squat
Equipment required
Hack squat machine
Main muscles
Thigh and buttock muscles

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.