Barbell hack squat

The barbell hack squat is a variety of deadlift performed with the barbell behind the legs. This forces the lifter into a body position similar to a squat and targets the quads and glutes. It is named after famed strongman George Hackenschmidt, who performed it as an overall leg-building exercise. The barbell hack squat can be used as a substitute for the machine hack squat, or as a lower-body strength and size movement on its own.

Benefits

  1. Builds the quads, glutes, and hamstrings
  2. If maintaining a neutral spine is difficult, the move can be performed with the bar raised off the ground
  3. Great carryover to both the squat and deadlift
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