Quad Exercises

Barbell Hack Squat

This is another variation of the basic Squat that focuses more on the quadriceps (thigh muscles).

Barbell Hack Squat - Step 1 Barbell Hack Squat - Step 2


  1. Place the barbell on the floor just behind your legs, stand with your feet shoulder width apart and your toes pointing forward
  2. With your feet firmly placed on the floor reach down and grasp the barbell from behind with and overhand grip.
  3. Lift the barbell by extending your hips and knees, be careful not to lock your knees.
  4. Lower yourself (squat) down until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
  5. Slowly raise yourself up to starting position.

Barbell Hack Squat - Muscles Worked

Primary Muscle: Quads
Secondary Muscle: Glutes, Hamstrings
Equipment Type: Barbell

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