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.)
Narrow staggered stance, hands at position 1, core engaged, and weight balanced between both feet.
Pull Stix in toward body with rowing motion. Squeeze scapulae. (Progression: feet parallel or narrow). Pull handles toward body while keeping elbows out and approximately shoulder high.
(Progression: C4(C5) to add scapular stability)
Left foot forward in a narrow staggered stance, hips straight forward, weight balanced between feet, shoulders and thoracic spine slightly rotated to the right. Hands at position 2.
Simultaneously push the right and pull the left Stix. Shoulders and thoracic spine rotate from right to left. (Progression: C5/C4 for added scapular stability and thoracic rotation)
Adjust Stix and alternate sides.