Rest days - 12 training secrets - Women's Health & Fitness

2. Factor in rest days
Don’t brag about that soreness in the couple of days after training. Sure, it feels like you’ve put in a good day’s work, but in reality, your DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) just keeps you away from the gym recovering, when you could be clocking up more body points. The worst offences are training to failure and going for too much volume, which equates to false economy.