When benching I normally bring bar down to lower pecs, medium grip, arched tight back and minimum shoulder rotation, short bar path as I understand is the correct method. This is also what feels most comfortable to me and allows me to push heavier weight much easier.
But my problem is it's only to a certain point. When the weight starts getting heavy to the point I'm doing the joker sets for singles, for some reason I automatically or instinctively start to splay my elbows and bring the bar down much higher on my chest which causes me to fail the lift many times.
I try to consciously stop it but as soon as weight gets real heavy I automatically do it every time.
What is the reason for this and how do I correct it? I guess the obvious answer is don't go that heavy and stop doing it lol.