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    Introducing: Swedish Drill Revisited IV – An Advanced Routine with Optional Cardio

    July 29, 2020 by Dawn Duran

    I am thrilled to announce that the latest addition to the Swedish Drill Revisited series is available in the Afterthoughts store. This latest level of Swedish Drill Revisited is for those who have mastered the content in the first three volumes of this series and are ready for the next challenge. In Swedish Drill Revisited IV you will be introduced to thirteen new exercises in a single advanced routine that incorporates multi-planar and cross lateral movements to optimize neurological as well as musculoskeletal development. In addition, a recommendation for cardiovascular exercise is introduced and demonstrated via videos. 

    As always, this is an open-and-go curriculum. Many people choose to use it directly from their devices rather than printing the file on paper. The file contains quick links for easy navigation within the text itself, and there are links that take you directly to video demonstrations of each movement.

    Please remember that Swedish Drill Revisited is progressive, and each manual assumes mastery of the exercises that have been featured in previous levels. The series is meant to be followed in order of publication for optimal benefit. For those of you who are new to Swedish Drill, I recommend purchasing only the first volume of this program. Then, if you are committed to continuing with Swedish Drill Revisited once you have mastered the contents of that manual, you could still obtain savings via a bundle purchase because we are offering SDRII, SDR III, and SDR IV as a bundle effective today. 

    Thanks to all of you who have purchased Swedish Drill Revisited to date. It has been exciting to see how widespread the practice of Swedish Drill has once again become in the Charlotte Mason community, and I feel humbled and honored to play a role in its resurgence. Please never hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have!

    Finally, if you have found Swedish Drill Revisited  helpful would you please consider leaving a review? I have received inquiries from interested parents who are reluctant to purchase a product when there are no available reviews. Taking the time to leave a review can help others experience the joy of this once forgotten exercise regimen that has so much to offer in modern times. 

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  • Reply Kristi August 1, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Dawn, I just tried to reply but my comment disappeared! Thank you for the reply. Will it be clear in the materials which two exercises are out of reach for a 6-going-on-7-year-old?

  • Reply Kristi July 30, 2020 at 9:10 am

    Hi there, what is the minimum age level for the first volume, please? 🙂

    • Reply Dawn Duran July 30, 2020 at 10:12 am

      Hi, Kristi. The majority of movements included in the first volume are appropriate for formal instruction to students as young as 6 years old. Developmentally there may be two exercises that are not within reach of that age for another two years. However, my youngest child began doing some Drill at the age of 4. I do not recommend formally instructing a child below the age of 6, but if they are trying to tag along with older siblings then that scenario is appropriate.

      • Reply Kristi August 1, 2020 at 5:33 pm

        Hi Dawn, I apologize for not responding more quickly. Thank you for this info! My boys are turning 7 and 9, so it sounds like it may be OK for them. Will it be clear from the material which exercises may be out of reach for the 7-year-old?

        • Reply Dawn Duran August 2, 2020 at 3:09 am

          Yes – SDR is definitely a good fit for boys nearly 7 and 9.

          It may not be clear merely by reading the manual which exercises may be out of reach of your sons, but it will be obvious when you are teaching them the movements. If, after correction and practice, they are unable to properly perform the movement, then it is likely due to lack of physical maturity. The most obvious movement that sticks out in my mind is Trunk bending forward, which tends to be challenging for many people and just not yet within reach of the younger set. Rather than continue to do it imperfectly, though, it is best to just table the movement entirely.

          • Kristi August 2, 2020 at 7:29 am

            Thank you very much, Dawn!

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