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John04Civic
06-28-2005, 07:43 PM
I know this question is probably beaten to death, but why do Hack Squats (machine) feel really weird on my knees? I have been doing them for about 3 to 4 weeks now. I am not doing much weight, but it just doesn't feel... Right. Like something in my tendons or something.

Anyone else agree? What should I do to counter it?

MixmasterNash
06-28-2005, 08:13 PM
Stop doing hack squats on a machine.

You're stuck in a fixed plane of motion and your knees are being unnaturally torqued.

You can do hack squats with a barbell, or just learn to do front squats.

John04Civic
06-28-2005, 08:51 PM
Stop doing hack squats on a machine.

You're stuck in a fixed plane of motion and your knees are being unnaturally torqued.

You can do hack squats with a barbell, or just learn to do front squats.
I see, I know how to do them with a barbell. I will just switch over to that. Thanks for the great advice!

pfc3rex
06-29-2005, 12:00 AM
Hack squats for me are really difficult due to the same scenario. I would rather do some other leg exercises then performing hack squats with a barbell or front squats. Front Squats seem dangerous (I've never did these before) to me, so i'm skeptical upon these. What else would you advise for leg exercises?

- Squats
- Leg Extensions
- Lunges
- Leg Press (Lateral and Unlateral)
- Calf Raise (seated and standing)

MixmasterNash
06-29-2005, 06:53 AM
squats, lunges, deads, sldl

front squats are not dangerous. the technique is harder than back squats, but I'd reckon front squats are safer by quite a bit. and they're necessary to work the olympic lifts, which are excellent leg exercises.

.maximum.
06-29-2005, 07:42 AM
Are smith machine lunges as good as straight BB lunges?

drew
06-29-2005, 07:44 AM
Are smith machine lunges as good as straight BB lunges?
No.

MixmasterNash
06-29-2005, 08:02 AM
No.x912389712321

Focused70
06-29-2005, 09:27 AM
No.

:withstupi

Funny that this question came up, I saw someone doing them yesterday. :eek: