>gives you 10x the gains of any free weight squat

>gives you 10x the gains of any free weight squat

  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Squats also strengthen the back tough

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can do that with hyperextensions

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        okay and? you dont do any other back exercises? your back is strengthened enough from deadlifts, rows, etc.

        But it's a different kind of stress

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      okay and? you dont do any other back exercises? your back is strengthened enough from deadlifts, rows, etc.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      except it literally doesnt

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        This lift is a core thief do not fall for it, might as well get a wheelchair

        Yes it does, the spinal er

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          negligible at best, you wont get a strong back from doing squats, if you want to hit your se much better to just do deadlifts and rows like most people do or do back extensions and actually hit it properly

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's like recommending bicep curls for shoulder gainz. If you want to develop spinal erectors do a exercise that hits them well not something that barley does anything.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        spoken like someone who's never handled big weight

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          lmao, sure, just squat 500 kilos and then finally you'll get a fraction of the gains you could have doing lifts that actually target the back

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >the mental gymnastics some people are willing to do solely to avoid squatting once or twice a week

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I can't high bar squat because my proportions make it awkward and I don't have the shoulder mobility to do low bar squats

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't have the shoulder mobility to do low bar squats
        I thought that too, until I actually bit the bullet and started doing them
        Start with a wide grip on the bar, go as wide as you need to get in the position, go progressively narrower each set, even if it's only by an inch.
        Do this every time you squat until you find something both reasonable and comfortable

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Barbell squats aren't the only exercises to build legs. You can do hack squats or leg press.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >the mental gymnastics some people are willing to do solely to avoid squatting once or twice a week

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Just get high heel elevated lifting shoes and work on your ankle mobility. Retard

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I squat 3x per week and use hack squat as one of my variation. Generally it’s hack monday belt squat weds and barbell squat Friday. Love this machine and the belt squat.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do I feel like there's loads of pressure on my knees when I do these?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's the stance. Point your toes slightly outward

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Your positioning is probably fucked or the footpad angle is shit, if they're both spot on use a band

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Its cause your center of gravity is way further back when doing hack squats than when doing normal squats.
      If youve ever had knee pain before you probably noticed that walking downhill hurts far more than walking uphill, because your center of gravity is also further back when walking downhill.
      Meaning chances are, youre gonna get knee pain when regularly doing hack squats in the long run.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I fixed this literally yesterday, try a wider stance, feet pointing outward and/or feet a little bit higher. My knee pain instantly disappeared after doing all three things

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    how do i program these to get tree trunk legs? just do 3 to 5 sets of 8 - 12 reps?

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I used to squat religiously, at my peak I was doing 260 kg/572 lbs for a double. I stopped doing squats because of an abductor injury and replaced them with the hack squat machine and the leg press and my legs are more jacked than ever.

    Squats are a great muscle builder and a must for noobs, but once you're advanced enough, you can replace them with other stuff.

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