I just recently started doing hack squats, and I really like them. I'm finding that I have an easier time with heavy weights in a hack squat than I do with a traditional back squat.
Is a hack squat more of a deadlift/back squat crossover exercise? In many ways it feels similar to a deadlift, but it does target the quads and can feel similar to a back squat as well.
The reason I'm asking here is because I really want to know what the difference would be if one focused on hack squats over back squats. I don't mean to exclude back squats... say a 70/30% mix of hack squat/back squat.
Hope this question makes sense... I'm new to hack squats and trying to figure how they fit into a routine vs. other exercises.