Health and fitness experts have long described “weekend warriors” in a mildly negative way. They used the term for individuals who exercised irregularly, perhaps in weekend pickup games. They warned of muscle strains, or much worse — something akin to the heart attacks suffered by those who occasionally shovel snow. Weekend warrior meant, more or less, “knucklehead.”
"Large Study Supports ‘Weekend Warrior’ Approach to Lifetime Fitness" is from the January 24, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amby Burfoot and narrated by Sam Scholl.