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    Lifting addict powerboy93's Avatar
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    hack sqaut instead of reg squat?

    I currently do not have a S rack so i cant rlly do squats very well... So i was wonderingif I could just do Hack squats isntead and get good results? thanks!
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    Join a gym with a squat rack, or make your own.

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    Exactly. Hack squats just don't hack it.
    Give chalk a chance.


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    Theres no substitue for real squats.But I would go on record as saying leg press is a better choice than a hack squat.

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    I agree with Mike. I injured my hamstring/glute months ago and started doing front squats instead of back squats. My back squat numbers suffered terribly from it. Always do back squats, then choose between hack/front squats, or leg presses for 'additional' exercises but not substitutes.


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    I'm not necessarily recommending this as a substitute for back squats (neither am I saying there's anything wrong with it) but a possible alternative is to do a deadlift, rest the barbell on the legs and then wrap the arms around the bar and proceed to do a zercher squat. Fairly painful though you probably get used to the pressure after a while.

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