Hi Ladies- I'm sort of new to the forum but not to strength training. I had a dilemma tonight while working on a new program.
It called for 3 sets of 5 reps (max set) and this is one day a week which is heavy day. So of course you pile the weight on knowing that you only have to bust out 5. But now my form starts to sacrifice. For example: not squating all of the way down, not chest pressing with a full range of motion etc..
So what do you do? Lighten the weight and feel guilty that you could have easily done 10 more or struggle with the added weight?
BTW, my fitness goal right now is gaining muscle size.