Heels Elevated Back Squats
If you don't have the mobility at the wrists and shoulders to perform comfortable front squats, you'll have to make do with this back squat variation. Simply raise your heels on something thick (25- or 45-pound plates will do) and take advantage of the positional shift. The elevated heel position will make it easier to squat with a tall body and avoid leaning forward. The catch: This movement generally requires a set of healthy, pain-free knees. If you have a history of injury or chronic pain, use your discretion when attempting.