Hack Squat Exercise Video


Load the machine with the desired weight and position your shoulders and back against the pads.

Position your feet at shoulder width, extend your legs.

Slowly lower the weight by bending your knees until your thighs are approximately at 90 degrees.

Reverse the movement by driving into the platform from the heals and extending the knees and hips.


To keep tension on the quads, keep the knees just shy of lockout.

Keep your low back flat against the pad throughout the movement.

Toe angle is individual and will depend upon each individual’s hip anatomy and ankle mobility.