Originally Posted by cheez whiz
I agree hack squat maybe isn't the best choice, but hey, I "only" squat once a week. Something wrong with that? Not to be harsh, but aren't you pretty much a complete novice? Should you be doling out advice at this point?
This is true... I'd still like to think I have a basic understanding of strength training. I tend to stay away from things I know are out of my realm of knowledge, but basic programming seems simple enough. Plus, trying to help gives me practice for what I want to do (strength training for sports). And I figure that if I'm wrong, the more knowledgeable posters (such as you and others) will point it out and OP will be no worse off than before.
Was my questioning of his once/week squatting wrong? If so, why? I'm not using the word only in a bad context, it's rather fitting. It's the one day that he squats; the only day. I don't want that to come off as me thinking everyone should squat 3+ times per week.
By the way, I don't mean to argue. Just trying to learn is all. And nah I wouldn't say I'm a complete novice, I'm just weak. My log and conquest to squat started long before I found F13. But, I've spent much more energy on actually learning things rather than doing them, which now I'm trying to balance out.
Oh, and IMO; the hack squat isn't practical at all. I can think of no time, nor have I heard of any time, where something calls for a hack squat. Or where a hack squat was a better fit for something than a squat, or leg press, or anything for that matter. At the old gym I used to work at, I was trying extremely hard to get rid of that thing and replace it with a power rack.