The Gym Gear 45 Degree Hack Squat Machine has a compact footprint that ensures space is maximized within your gym. The Leg Press offers a comfortable seat with an oversized footplate allowing you to vary your stance for greater emphasis on specific leg muscles. This range has a durable high-quality epoxy powder coated finish, hard-wearing upholstery, and a robust frame and is a must for any strength and conditioning facility. This beautiful piece of commercial gym equipment is ideal to build strength.
The range is user friendly and constructed to withstand the conditions of a busy commercial gym environment. The hack squat machine provides more stability than other lower-body exercises since you can perform the movement by taking a narrower stance.
Q: What is a hack squat?
A: A squat performed on an exercise machine that stabilises your upper body and core muscles, the quads are the main muscle group targeted in the movement. In this case, the sled is at a 45-degree angle which results in more tension in the quads. This is a great exercise for anyone new to squatting as your body is safely secured and there is no weight above your head or if you plan on really targeting and building leg muscle.
Q: What are hack squats good for?
A: A hack squat works your entire lower body (glutes, hamstrings, quads, and calves) including your core.
Q: What’s the difference between a hack squat and a standard squat?
A: Both variations target the quadriceps muscles, or quads, which extend your knees. The hack squat, however, isolates the quadriceps due to the 45-degree angle of the squat.
Q: Are hack squats safe for the knees?
A: Good form makes this exercise very safe for your knees. The positioning of your feet is key when executing the hack squat properly. Always keep your toes facing outwards. The hack squat can be performed using multiple stance widths.
Q: Can you do more than 1 exercise with this machine?
A: Yes. Your stance width will determine what part of the quad you work. You can also try the reverse hack squat movement. Just turn and face the weights with your chest against the pads, instead of the back. Its a very effective movement targeting all major muscles of the legs.
Q: Which is better hack squat or leg press?
A: The hack squat and leg press both hit the quads and hamstrings, as well as the glutes to a certain extent. The hack squat, creates a mind-muscle connection for the lower-body muscles something that isn’t needed with a standard leg press as the upper body is slightly relaxed.
Q: Will hack squats make your bum bigger?
A: Yes. All squat variations target your thighs and glutes. Squatting will add a layer of muscle under the fat and the result is a stronger and bigger bum.
Q: What is the most effective way to use this machine
A: We can design you a bespoke workout from one of our Total Tone Trainers. When you purchase any product from us we can provide you with a workout to fit your fitness level and goals. Once you are signed up, you are also entitled to a free Zoom PT session with a trainer who will take you through your designed workout along with how to safely use the equipment.