More than a few times over the last 10 years I have attempted to add BARBELL HACKS to my training program. But each time the results were woeful. I just never quite got the hang of them. But after reading Coach Davies “Forgotten Squats” article six weeks ago, I felt inspired to give them one more try! This time, however, things went differently…much differently!
For no particular reason at all, I decided to do barbell hack squats AFTER conventional deadlifts. As in the past, I expected to struggle. But much to my surprise, the weight jumped off the floor for 8 reps! “Heck, this is easy,” I thought. Then I put another pair of 25’s on the bar and NAILED 2 more sets of 8 reps! I had just beaten my personal best by 30 lbs!
It’s been almost six weeks since I “successfully” reintroduced barbell hacks into my routine. I’m still employing them “after deadlifts,” AND MY QUADS ARE LOVING IT! Just not quite sure why doing them AFTER makes such a difference, but for me it does!!! So, if you haven’t had any luck in the past with barbell hacks, give them one more shot; but this time, try them AFTER deadlifts…You may be pleasantly surprised!?
P.S. For all you guys who train at home, this could the one quality leg exercise that you have been looking for to fill the void.