Box Clean Pulls - Ski Mag

Box Clean Pulls

This exercise allows for explosive muscular development of the core. It serves as a good substitute for athletes with chronic low back pain, common to Alpine skiing, as well as for individuals that do not have a lot of experience with catching Olympic lifts like Cleans or Snatches.
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