Hack squats for mass

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    Question Hack squats for mass


    Just started doing a leg routine beginning with hacks inplace of squats as my mass builder to let my lower back recupe abit as i went on one of those deadlift binges.So has anyone here experinced good gains in terms of quad developement while using these as their core compound movement?Also...is it true or a myth that hacks can really bring out the outer quad sweep and define the outer quad seperation with the hams? D-

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    I feel hacks in my legs more than I do regular squats. They should build muscle in your legs just as well if not better than regular squats.
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    I only do regular squats once a month other then that I do front squats and hack squats as my mass builders. I like hack squats because I can keep my keep my feet closer with out arching my back.

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    yeah..i noticed that i feel them more as well over the reg squats...maybee has something to do with me being tall?
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    i do hacks all the time but i do a really wide stance on the thing and its mainly a hamstring exercise for me. not a very good mass builder IME
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    could having your feet back further insted maybee take a lil of the hams out of the movent?I dont mean back too far to the danger zonr knee injury but enough to use more quad?
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    Just put your feet closer together for more quad
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    what form of 'hacks' are you guys doing? mach or old skool (holding bar behind you) ?
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    im using a machine, kinda like a leg press.
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    same here...machine

    oldschool looks like its brutel
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    Is the hack squat really any different for your legs than hexbar deadlifts, or the same thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekPoop View Post
    im using a machine, kinda like a leg press.
    are you reclined (with a selector weight stack) at all or standing like: \ & add plates...?
    just curious....
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