I wanted to share with you an exercise that is not that popular these days – The Kettlebell Hack Squat.
The hack squat is a great exercise to work predominately with the quads. There are several other versions of this exercise known as the hack squat. There is the machine that makes you do a squat at an angle. Not a big fan of that. There is the barbell hack squat version where the bar is behind you. I just call that a behind the back deadlift. Good exercise too!
Anyway, by watching the video you’ll see the version I’m talking about.
The majority of the work I do is hamstring dominant, working the opposite side of the thighs. So this exercise is good for me to create balance with all the deadlifts, swings and snatches I do.
If you’re doing the biofeedback method of training, test this exercise out. If you’re anything like me, and do more hamstring work, this may be just what you need.
I include a steady diet of high reps with low weights on some days, and then heavy weights on others. And right now I’m doing this exercise about three times per week!
In the video I talk about staying upright. While you do want to stay mostly upright you will have some lean as you counterbalance the weight. If you stay too upright the weight will pull you off balance as occurred the first time I did the 70 lber. in the video.
Have you used the hack squat before? Give me your thoughts in the comments below.
Oh, and please don’t say I’m going to destroy my knees because they’re extending past the toes. I do believe that myth has been dispelled by now right?
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