It’s important to be physically active and avoid injuries at the same time. This is especially important for a “weekend warrior”. If you are sedentary or your job forces you to sit at a desk for most of the day, it’s extremely important to plan ahead in order to avoid exercise-related injuries. After all, the human body can’t go from “zero to hero” unless it’s been trained to do that. In other words it’s hard to go from being inactive to being a weekend warrior in an instant.
Exercise intensity must be progressive; otherwise, the risk for injury increases. Professional athletes prepare for months or years to reach their physical peak and achieve their optimum performance. Athletes prepare their bodies for months during the off-season, as they prepare their body for an intense season. Weekend warriors tend to bypass “preparation” and jump right into intense activity.