[/quote]Sounds like instead of catching it on the clavicles, you are catching it in a position like you are about to do military presses. Practice front squatting with your elbows up. This makes it a lot easier. Most people do them with the elbows a little below parallel.
Also, you know you have the front squat positioning right when you can do them without holding the bar, and your arms straight out in front of you (think of a zombie). You'd better start with the bar on this one.[/quote]
Thanks for the reply - i think you're right; i think i am catching it at military press position. When i do front squat, i can do it in a good form, even w/o holding the bar as you've suggested. but when i do cleans, if i catch it w/ my elbows up as if i am about to do a front squat, it feels like i would catch it w/ my shoulders instead; or it feels like the bar would run into my chin, as higher my elbow gets... shell I tilt my head slightly backwards?
buffulokillas - sorry, wont be able to post video...
thanks again for your help guys.