8. Exercises for Building Lean Muscle : Flat Bench Press
This exercise is more often than not, seen as the one that will measure your lifting strength. I don’t know a single person that isn’t focused on this exercise, and even if you’re not going for that scoreboard win, you should definitely include it in your muscle building workout schedule. The flat bench press is stressful on the shoulders, which means you should take some weight off and take a wider grip too, which will let you stretch your pectorals thoroughly as you press through the entire range of motion. Don’t lock out when you get to the top of the movement – your triceps will get tired really quickly.