Stand feet parallel (12 o’clock) facing the Stix, right hand at position 1.
With right leg, take a step back (right foot to 4 o’clock), externally rotating from the hip to end in a 45° squat, while simultaneously rowing the handle in toward the chest. Make sure to keep spine stable; there should be no rotation between pubic bone and sternum. Complete by returning to a standing position.
Standing facing left Stix, body turned 45°. With left hand only, grasp Stix at position 2. Left foot is on felt slider.
Keeping left knee straight, extend left leg back toward the right rear corner of the board while bending right knee, externally rotating hips. Stix will pull back slightly. Do NOT use Stix to help pull back up. Driving through right leg, bring left leg back toward the starting position, sweeping the left foot across in front of the right, ending with hips in an internally rotated position, pressing Stix forward with left arm. Keep core engaged throughout.
Begin by pulling the handles toward your chest, then in a circular motion bring the handles out wide away from your side completing the circle back to the starting position. Reverse directions. (For increased core engagement, this could be done unilaterally.)
With feet slightly staggered, hands in position 2, core engaged.
Press Stix away from the body. Make sure there is no body sway during the activity. If there is, then reduce the resistance or move the user back a bit until they can control their core. (Progression: unilateral either with opposite arm in contracted or relaxed position.)