Ok so Im doing the ws4sb part III program, and today was my ME upper body day.
For the ME exercise I worked up to a 5rep max on the bench press.
for my second last set, I managed to get 205lbs; the last rep was kind of a grinder, but my elbows stayed tucked and form was good.
I decided to up the weight again and go for 215 for 5; I managed to get 5 reps, but the last two were iffy, my elbows starting flaring only an inch off my chest, i lost a lot of tightness in my core and my ass actually came off the bench about an inch for the last rep..
SO my question to you is:
is it worth doing a heavier set when you're not able to maintain proper technique? even though I got my reps, I feel like Im compromising my long term potential by working with heavy weights and sub-par technique.
NOTE: when my technique broke down it was because I wasn't strong enough to maintain it; I was focusing 110% to try and keep good form.