Originally Posted by Rustysurf83
The bar should be resting on your upper chest similar to the catch position in a clean. In a front squat/clean position you should be able to almost completely let go of the bar, I usually have only my index, middle, and ring fingers on the bar right at the last knuckle. If you can't drop the weight, try doing them in a power cage.
Think finger tip grip or better yet, your just baby sitting the bar with your finger tips. Adding your ring finger may be a bit generous.
Also the bar is in your throat.,the cue is "choke yourself with the bar"If it is not in contact with throat it's to far forward.
Elbows up,keep driving them up ,do not let them go down,as you drive out of the hole ,lead with your elbows. Did I mention elbows up? If I didn't I'll say it again Elbows up.
When the bar is in contact with the throat and the elbows are up and the bar is all the way out on the finger tips you will be able to maintain good extension.Elbows drop so does the bar.
Also make sure your grip is wide enough.you should be a bit wider than shoulder width.
Get someplace where you can drop for your own safety.