Back Squat VS. Front Squat
Which one should I do?
Do the one you're not doing!
So what I mean by this is, if you've been doing back squats for some time already, start incorporating front squats into your training routine. Each exercise provide different stimulus and target more muscles than others.
If you're someone who only does back squats, doing front squats will carry over to your back squat and vice versa. It's always best to switch it up so you don't get caught up in a plateau.
Both of them are great and should be implemented in most training routines for optimal strength and performance.
Those who have poor ankle mobility, performing the front squat while keeping good barbell alignment may be difficult so I'd recommend sticking with back squat for a while and working on your ankle mobility as well.
And for those who are dealing with lower back pain, I'd recommend to do front squats while your still in the healing process because as you can see in the photo, the load of the weight is minimal on the back and allows for you to be more in a upright position.