I've been trying to do close stance front squats lately to bring up my lagging lateralis. I use a bodybuilding grip. Whenever I drop down into the eccentric, my elbows tend to end up pointing at an angle towards the ground. That is, my arms are no longer parallel to the ground. I've tried to concentrate on keeping my arms in the same position but it ends up feeling like I'm working my deltoids at that point.
Because of this problem, I can't even use nearly the amount of weight I want to be using for my front squats. I puff out my chest and tense up my midsection for the movement, but to no avail cannot keep my arms positioned properly for the life of me. It always feels like the barbell is about to roll off my shoulders. Does anyone have any tips that could help me out?