My gym doesn’t have a hack squat but we do have a V squat which I know isn’t the greatest substitute. For the lower workout when the hack is used I’d have to use the V Squat but would banding still be recommended, and in what position? Me personally, I like to do reverse V Squats where my chest faces the back pad, I do use it traditionally with my back on the back pad but not as much. Bar squats aren’t really an option since unless I stay under 200pds due to past back issues so progression with weight on bar squats hits a wall unless volume comes into play. And even with volume I’m not too keen on bar squats and don’t want to risk an injury I can avoid with a safer alternative. I’m open to other ideas as well.