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Muscle May Check In!

We’re officially at the half way point of our Muscle May challenge for 2023! It’s been amazing to see so many of you taking part this year, leave a comment and let me know how you’re going so far, which version of the challenge you’re doing… dumbbell or bodyweight?, let me know what your favourite class has been so far and any feedback you have to make the challenge bigger and better next time.

See you on the mat!

Amanda x


  1. Rachel

    Iโ€™m definitely feeling stronger whild doing the dumbell portion of this challenge! Its hard, but so worth it. Iโ€™ve also been making some of the recipes. Currently obsessed with the blacl bean burgers and nachos!!! Thanks so much for all your hard work!

    • Amanda Bisk

      How good are those nachos!?!? My fave ๐Ÿ˜ Happy to hear the recipes are a hit! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Iโ€™ll make sure Annie gets all your lovely feedback โ™ฅ๏ธ

  2. Ali Anderson

    Ive bern loving it so far and its great to gave the option of the body weight. I do dumbells on evetything but legs as it hurts my knees so im mixing it up! Missed the ab session last week so tagged some on to todats workout. Feeling stronger already ๐Ÿ’ช

    • Amanda Bisk

      Great to hear that you are modifying the challenge to cater to what you need ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ Well done! Two weeks to go! We got this!! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ

  3. Sissie

    I love doing yoga or pilate between dumbbells days. It helps to stretch and relax the muscle. Im so happy to see all the dumbbell workout videos are coming together! The 2:1 tempo days are hard! Phew

    • Amanda Bisk

      Yes!! The tempo days are a killer! ๐Ÿ˜ต I definitely thought the 2 yoga classes a week were needed since these dumbbell workouts are another level up!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ So happy to hear you are enjoying the stucture of the schedule ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

  4. cristina Morton

    Look this Muscle May Challenge. Have tried some recipes, and it’s been nice mixing up my weekly dinners. I need to invest in some dumb bells. Thankyou for all your hard work you put into training and planning , very much appreciated.

    • cristina Morton

      Love this Muscle May ๐Ÿ’ช

    • cristina Morton

      Type error…..I need to invest in more heavier dumbbells

    • Amanda Bisk

      Awww thank you, this is so sweet! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ I know Annie will really appreciate hearing this too ๐Ÿฅฐ Iโ€™ve been loving all the high protein meals too and have tried to make some big batches for leftovers during the bisy week ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ two weeks to go! Lets do this!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ

  5. Holly

    Loving the dumbbell workouts! And also loving the longer workouts, definitely feeling stronger which motivates me to keep going! ๐Ÿฅณ

    • Amanda Bisk

      Its great to hear you are liking the longer workouts โ˜บ๏ธ Ots hard sometimes because I know alot of people appreciate something a bit shorter to fit into their day, so 30min and under classes have been a priority to film, but its noce to have these longer classes that add the extra challenge! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ

  6. Cheryl Roberts

    Im doing dumbell and so far I love all of it. Super accessible and easy to follow for a first timer with weights. Only struggle is im always sore so need longer recovery but hopefully im just getting stronger!

    • Amanda Bisk

      Glad to hear the dumbbells are a challenge! ๐Ÿ˜ Donโ€™t worry, I am feeling it too ๐Ÿ˜… you are right though, we are definitely getting stronger! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ and those gains only come when we are challengedโ€ฆyouve got this!! Lets smash the next few weeks! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ

  7. Charlotte Logsdon

    I am a new member. I love the mix weights, Pilates, and yoga. I am using the dumbells. I really love this May challenge!

    • Amanda Bisk

      Welcome! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ So glad you have chosen to try FBFM during this challenge, it really is the best example of everything available here crammed into 31days! ๐Ÿ˜… thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ it means so much! โ™ฅ๏ธ

  8. Skye McNeill

    This challenge is amazing, exactly what I needed and a perfect follow up to doing 14 days back on track. I feel reset amd stronger! Also enjoying the longer classes, which had also made me feel more committed because I have to be more intentional about making time. Going into week 3 I already see huge progress in muscle definition but also in my posture and more bounce in my step. Ive leveled up my dumbells last week too, and my original heavy set became the light set and the heavy set went up. Also today I was able to do 3-4 full pushups instead of all from the knees! Recovery day sessions are great too. Maybe you could add in some muscle massage stuff like foam roller or tennis ball type stuff? Annieโ€™s recipes have been awesome and all the extra protein suggestions have been super helpful as a veg person here. Thanks for all the hard work you out into developing this program! Its been the best way to start each day!

    • Amanda Bisk

      Awww Skye this is so lovely to hear! ๐Ÿฅฐ Thank you for the thorough feedback, its great to hear how each part of this challenge has helped you so far! Looking forward to finishing off the month with you and feeling fitter, stronger & more motivated than ever! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผโ™ฅ๏ธ

  9. Andreja

    I have been loving the structure of the workouts! I do hope for more variety in the dumbbell exercises in the future, so they donโ€™t get too repetitive. ๐Ÿ’ช

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