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STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Hack Squat Machine Leg Press

No excessive tension in the calves or hamstrings.

Should be able to perform a classic bodyweight squat with knees straight and proper tilt in the pelvis.

Beginning

Beginning Hack Squat Machine Leg Press

1. Properly adjust the back pad, and line up feet to allow 90 degrees at the knee.

2. While seated in the machine, the back should be straight, chest high, and shoulder blades contracted.

3. Keep your butt against the pad, and try not to lift it while squatting.

Movement

Hack Squat Machine Leg Press Movement

1. From the beginning of the movement, keep abdominals contracted.

2. While squatting down, breathe in and keep your butt flat on the pad.

3. Breathing out, extending knees, and returning to starting position.

4. When returning to the start position, do not lock knees completely. Keep them slightly bent.

5. Knees should not come together, should not angle internally, and should be able to perform the movement with slow control.

Benefits

Hack Squat Machine Leg Press Benefits

Quadricep strengthening.

Quadricep definition.

Hamstring strengthening.

Hamstring definition.

Hip stabilization.

Exercise Aliases

Leg Press Exercise, Machine Squats, Squat Variation, Quad Squats, Hack Squat Form.

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