The Hack Deadlift
I’m guessing you never heard of a hack deadlift… I thought I made it up then did a search and found it by this and other names! Some call this a hack squat but since the weight is being pulled from the floor, it’s a deadlift.
This Deadlift variation involves pulling the bar
from BEHIND you!
Since I have a weak lower back, I love this deadlift variation as it puts your upper body (and hence spine) in a more vertical position.
As a consequence, this will shift the loading from your glutes and hamstrings to more of a quad dominant exercise. None the less, you’ll still get a great full body workout with this one!
Hack Deadlift Exercise Tips:
- Keep a natural arch in your lower back (no rounding!)
- Keep the chest high
- Keep your shoulder blades “tucked in your back pocket”
- Look straight ahead
- Drive your hips forward and squeeze your ass to complete the movement