Basically, I have been lifting for 6.5 months (after a long lay off for 8 months where i lost all my gains and was on starvation mode due to unemployment and depression, i've managed to get a job now after graduation).
My bench is not very good, only at 70kg 3x5 (new PB set today). Today my spotter found I had a slight imbalance issue with the left hand side being weaker than the right hand side. This has led to the bar being slightly imbalanced when I do some of the reps. It has meant my left hand side has flared a bit when I push the weight up.
I am going to try and rectify this by taking 20% off my working sets and working back up with a focus on balance. Also, doing more work with just the bar and light weights. And perhaps machine pressing lightly with the left side. At the same time, I am going to do more sets with dumbbells to make sure my time is not as wasted (I am on Rippetoes advanced novice bodybuilding version).
Does my plan sound ok?