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exactly what the others said but if your legs are sore sleep with compression tights! My legs feel like new every morning.


What you're actually asking about is "recovery". The term "rest time" usually applies to the time between sets within a workout. For example, if you'd do several sets of squats, you might rest anywhere between 2 to 5 minutes or even more depending on the intensity between those sets. Mark Rippetoe likes to underline in his works (Starting Strength, ...


Exactly. You say "not including" diet, so if you're unwilling to sacrifice calories from food then you will have to increase calories burned through exercise, and keep calorie intake the same.

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