Dumbbell Hack Squat

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Hack squat with dumbbell, dumbbell squat
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Dumbbells
  • Muscles Targeted: Thighs, hips, calves
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4 with 8-12 reps each
  • Variations:
  • Alternative: Stiff-legged dumbbell deadlift, dumbbell sumo squat

If you do not have the time to hit the gym, then you may do the dumbbell hack squat at home. This variation of the standard hack squat is not just easy but you also do not need any expensive equipment.It is good for the beginners and helps you improve lower-body strength, specifically in your quads, hamstrings, and glutes. You may perform this workout later in your leg routine with sets ranging from 3 to 4, repeating each 8 to 12 times.

Dumbbell Hack Squat Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Hack squat with dumbbell, dumbbell squat
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: Dumbbells
  • Muscles Targeted: Thighs, hips, calves
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4 with 8-12 reps each
  • Variations:
  • Alternative: Stiff-legged dumbbell deadlift, dumbbell sumo squat

How to do Dumbbell Hack Squats

Dumbbell Hack Squat

Dumbbell Squat Tips

  • Perform the entire exercise keeping your torso upright and the lower back arched.
  • Instead of descending with your knees, use your hips to squat down.
  • Drive through the heels of your feet without using your toes to lift the weight back to the starting position.

Alternative Exercises

  1. Stiff-legged Dumbbell Deadlift
  2. Dumbbell Sumo Squat

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stay Connected

Get access to the latest health and fitness insights, tools and special offers to keep your career moving.