Barbell hack squats

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  1. deadshot138

    deadshot138 Black Belt

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    Agreed. It's literally An inverted deadlift. THe bar drags on your legs the whole way up and it feels like shit
     
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    Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

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    If you have limited space, it's much more economical to have a sumo rack + utility bench than have a bench with shitty uprights for squatting.
     
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    I know but its so fun to bug!

    NE Way, you're likely better off with some of the alternatives in this thread.
     
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    I was thinking that, and Amazon has a nice utility bench with a 1000 lbs rating. Mine is only 700. And the uprights are so low, I have to pin squat everything for the first rep. Hence why I'm looking for alternatives lol
     
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    Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

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    You have to look at it as an investment. It's similar when people purchase bars. If you just do it right the first time, you'll end up saving money.
     
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    That's my mantra normally, "buy cheap, buy twice"
     
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    Jefferson squats and sumo deads
     
  8. MatterOverMind

    MatterOverMind Pulling for you

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    Don't worry, I'm not impressed.

    And based on your posts in this thread, it still seems unlikely.
     
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    if it's true, he did this with 500 lbs. i think
     
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    It's cool, not worried about impressing some jag on the internet.
     
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    I prefer romanian deadlifts over hack squats
     
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    SAw a video of a dude doing these with 880lbs....I might revisit the lift. He also Jefferson squatted 715lbs so maybe he's just a freak.
     
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    Ok revisited these and they are indeed dogshit. My patellar tendons hurt like fuck and I feel like i got nothing out of the exercise
     
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    Im up to 405 on these now. They're tough but I'm getting the hang of them.
     
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    MatterOverMind Pulling for you

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    So, they're not dogshit anymore?
     
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    Hit 430 today on these for a single. Slow and steady. I'm no Eric Bugenhagen but am happy with the progress.
     
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    485 for a single. Woot woot.
     
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    And 505 for a single. Nearly shit my pants and passed out.

    Still a ways off of L5Dustiny and his 585 barbell hack squat.
     

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