Reverse Hack Squat

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Hack squat machine backwards, front hack squat
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Equipment: Hack squat machine
  • Muscles Targeted: Hamstrings, thighs, calves, hips
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets:
  • Variations:
  • Alternative: Stiff-legged deadlift

Reverse hack squat is a variation performed by facing towards the hack squat machine, with your shoulders and chest supported against the pads. It is an effective strength-gaining exercise for not just improving the flexibility of your thighs and hamstrings but also working your core muscles.

Reverse Hack Squat Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Hack squat machine backwards, front hack squat
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Equipment: Hack squat machine
  • Muscles Targeted: Hamstrings, thighs, calves, hips
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets:
  • Variations:
  • Alternative: Stiff-legged deadlift

How to do Reverse Hack Squat with Machine

Reverse Hack Squat

Tips

  • If you include reverse hack squat in your leg workout routine, warm up by performing other leg workouts before doing this exercise.
  • Do not lock the knees out while lifting the weight.
  • Make sure to keep your toes still while doing the exercise else you may lose control of your knee position, which will put undue stress to your knees.

Alternative Exercise

Stiff-legged Deadlift

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