Strength bars should be up but are down
I recently went to France and I only spoke french is there any way I can get my strength bars up without practicing? Because I did a lot of French.
With millions of users, do you expect Duolingo to take someone's word on outside practice or drills? Even then, how would they know exactly what you practiced?
If you did, in fact, get in a lot of French practice there, you should find the online drills easier.
I'm not sure I understand what you mean? You can test out of skills so that you don't have to go through the whole tree. But there's no way to make all your bars go up without practicing, that's what language learning takes!
Use that French of yours that you used over in France and strengthen your skills, lol