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How Much Do You Hack Squat?


#1

Just trying to get a reference point for how much ppl hack squat compared to how much they back squat and front squat

Low box squats

245-6

Hack Squats

205-8

Front Squat

170x6


#2

Your name is "HotCarl"?

Nasty.


#3

At this point I can only hack squat, the crossbar system at home has no regular squat capalility.

But on that I use the max of 340 for 6 reps

This is what I use for the 6/12/25 method.


#4

Do you mean with a barbell or on a machine?


#5

barbell... i generally dont use machines


#6

If I do hack squats I use 4 plates on each side. I always do normal squats first and to be honest, I don't think I go down that far on the hack squat. I have to put my feet pretty far forward or else I feel like my kneecaps are going to pop out.


#7

Back Squats 295x8
Hack Squat(haven't done in months) 225x6
Front Squat 235x4


#8

fighting scott... how much do u back squat?


#9

Kinda goes with his avatar, no?


#10

I've gotten 405 with a belt. So not very much.


#11

405 is not much? Damn I suck.

Iv hit 325 belt-less.


#12

Cool, I dont feel so bad with my 340 with this company :slight_smile: LOL

And is KILLER doing this with CT's 6/12/25 routine

Oh and unlike some systems, the 340 is 340 +/- 5 pounds.

I tested this (very scientific method LOL) I know my weight, set the display at weight -5# and hanged from the lat bar, which slowly lowered, then weight +5# it held me, so good to go :wink:

ok back on topic.


#13

Nothing, I don't do them.


#14

Since a bad lower back injury about a year ago, I can no longer do heavy full squats. So my first exercise is usually heavy hack squats and they've been serving me well thus far.


#15

I've never done them either.


#16


Currently 129 kg for 5x5. No idea how much I could back squat, though - I'm one of those "lift at home without much equipment" guys.

Here's a picture of Ehrling Wahlgren hack squatting 780 pounds.


#17

Hey man hows clemson treating you? Maybe when I come back in Feb we can train together if Fike will let alumni buy memberships.

Maybe someone could correct me if I'm wrong but I would think there is a better relationship between deadlift and hack squat than a regular back squat and a hack.


#18


I've done 315lbs for a triple (I used straps at first, but now I do them without straps). And I've routinely used 225x12.

My max back squat at the time was 300lbs and my max deadlift was 340lbs.


#19

http://www.straighttothebar.com/2007/05/the_hack_squat.html

Nate, that link is for you. At first I thought you posted some generic public picture, and then I noticed the tool tip was "Nate Dogg performing the hack squat."


#20

Whoa!! That's crazy! I never knew someone used that pic in an article. Thanks for the link!