Hack Squat: Machine

This exercise is a variation of the Squat which uses a machine.  This exercise may be preferred by beginners.

Lie face up on a Hack Squat machine with your shoulders against the pad.

Place your feet facing forward at slightly less than shoulder width apart with your toes point slightly outward.

Release the dock levers and place your hands on the hand grips.

Drawing your abs in, extend your body standing upright.

Lower your body to a squatting position so you knees are bent as if you were sitting down.

Return to the starting position.