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Weight Lifting for Women


Hack Squat for Women

The difference between a hack squat for women and a regular squat for women is the placement of the barbell. In a hack squat, the barbell is held behind the body instead of at the shoulders. Both types of squat are excellent for working the butt and thighs, but the hack squat also involves the back muscles.

Assume starting position as shown, holding barbell behind you.

Step 1
Assume starting position as shown, holding barbell behind you.

Step 2
Stand with feet shoulder width apart, toes slightly pointed out.

Keeping your weight in your heels, bend at knees as if sitting in a chair.

Step 3
Keeping your weight in your heels, bend at knees as if sitting in a chair.

Step 4
Keep eyes looking forward and back straight.

Return to starting position.

Step 5
Return to starting position.

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