Barbell hack squats?

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  1. Howie Feltersnatch

    Howie Feltersnatch New Member

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    I remember watching one of the first World's Strongest Man shows and they were talking about (Ken Patella and John Anderson I think it was) how strong barbell hack squats had made them and how well it carried over to strongman. I tried them today, but what the fuck? I don't get it. Is there a proper form for that shit, because when I did it, it didn't feel right. I hit my hamstrings and would get stuck so I would kind of thrust my hips forward tuck my ass in and pull till I was standing straight up. I could only manage 185, not because of a lack of strength but just because the biomechanics were all fubar. Any advice?
     
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    Start lighter to get your form right.
     
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    If you got a big ass and stumpy arms it's a hard exercise to do smoothly.
     
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    just try to keep the bar as close to you as you can, and stay upright.. it's a good exercise until your ass gets in the way
     
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    it is going to rub on your legs all the way up and yea it does feel very awkward.
     
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