weekend warrior


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weekend warrior

n. Informal
One who enthusiastically engages in an activity or hobby on the weekends outside of regular employment: "Despite the dangers, wreck divers are typically weekend warriors who leave families and jobs behind to test themselves at two hundred feet down" (New Yorker).
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Noun1.weekend warrior - a homeowner who acts as a contractor and tries to do major improvement projects on weekends (often without understanding the scope of the work to be done)
homeowner, householder - someone who owns a home
2.weekend warrior - a reservist who fulfills the military obligation on weekendsweekend warrior - a reservist who fulfills the military obligation on weekends
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
reservist - a member of a military reserve
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Weekend warrior volunteers are needed to spearhead a weekend.
Winners: Ex-Principals race - Frank Johnstone from Annan; Open Race - ArchieYoung (Hawick); Flapping Handicap races - Nobody's Back (Bertie McGee); Ican (George, Julie and James); Gladiator (Blue Bears); Weekend Warrior (Mile High Club).
Everything is cool and casual for the weekend warrior with the Milanos shoes collection at SM.
It raised funds by selling paper kettlebells, hosting special weekend warrior classes, selling tee shirts and tank tops and donated for every post in social media tagged with #InShapeFightsCancer.
Caption: WEEKEND WARRIOR: AT PURSUIT IN THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS, WITH A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW FROM @JASONINTHE WILDERNESS
The company's Weekend Warrior Program pays a bonus based on completing extra work during the weekend.
NEW YORK -- For as long as people have participated in sports, unexpected muscle cramps have been an Achilles' heel for everyone from professional athletes to the weekend warrior.
High income individuals also engaged in 9.3 fewer minutes of light intensity activity, spent 11.8 more minutes daily sedentary, were 1.6 times more likely to meet guidelines for a brief 2-day period ('weekend warrior'), and were 1.9 times more likely to meet guidelines during a 7-day period.
* "Weekend warrior": more than 150 minutes/week of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes/week of vigorous-intensity activity from 1-2 weekly sessions (3.7 percent)
"I think that the weekend warrior physical activity pattern is beneficial because they are actually doing a large proportion of vigorous intensity activity," (http://www.newsweek.com/weekend-warrior-recommended-daily-exercise-workouts-20-minutes-540467) said Gary O'Donovan , a researcher in physical activity and sedentary behavior at England's Loughborough University and the report's lead author.
THE "WEEKEND WARRIOR" exercise pattern--having one or two rather than five to seven leisure-time activity sessions per week--may be sufficient to reduce all-cause, cardiovascular disease, and cancer mortality risks, according to a recent report.