The barbell hack squat is an effective gym exercise that helps in building strength by improving the quad size. Barbell hack squats are more beneficial than the regular squats in the way that they give the option of training your thigh muscles by limiting excessive development of the hips.
The bb hack squat does not offer much resistance or load on the shoulders and back muscles as the conventional squats minimizing strain on your spine. However, it stresses the quads, helping you to develop the rounded/sweep look that is hard to achieve with other strength-building exercises.
|Muscles Used||Spinal erectors, traps, gluteus maximus, calves, forearms|
|Variations/Other Forms||Beginners lacking the flexibility to do this exercise can use a small box and slightly elevate their heels on it|
|Alternative Exercises||Weighted sissy squat, hack squat, front barbell squat|