I'm quite a skinny guy - genetics probably play a part in this, but I'm trying to get more active and potentially gain some more muscle. Since COVID doesn't really allow for gyms to be open, I've started the program documented on this website.
I can only do 24 press-ups in one go, but I would like to get this number up! One question that bugs me (and according to the internet, a lot of people ask this) is what the ideal rest time is. If I rest 2 minutes between sets, I quite simply die on the next set. Since the aim on days 1,4,7,10,... (etc) is to reach (for me) 24*5 = 120 press ups in as little sets as possible, should I take long (5-10 mins) rests or short (1-3 mins) ones, given that I'm definitely a beginner to fitness and I generally get fatigued very quickly with short rest times? With shorter times, it would take a long time (and a very high number of sets) for me to complete the 120 press ups but with longer ones, it still takes a while, but the number of sets taken to complete it would be significantly less... and I can still feel my muscles ache, but this doesn't hinder me in the objective to complete the set number of press ups. However, the internet tends to say that longer rest times aren't beneficial!
Because I'm so new to fitness, I was wondering if I could get any advice? Thanks!