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While thinking of how to spend some free time I started thinking about some of my favorite activities, all of this while I didn't have any free time at all of course, lol. I started thinking about how I want to get out to the gun range more often, how I haven't been getting out to join my friends at the rec center, and I've only just started back up with my regular work outs. So I wanted to run through some great activities for men.

I'll admit, as we get older, it's hard to find activities that aren't at a bar. And don't get me wrong, the bar with some friends is a great night out, but you need to keep things fresh and always take in new experiences. That's why I wanted to put together this short list of great things that can get you out of the house and trying something new. These are activities for men, that let everyone else know that you're a man, women can participate...

Hit the gun range...
Smith and Wesson 44magNow I don't know if this is the same for everyone, but I'm always getting deals in my email for the gun range. That's how I first got into this. I frigured, "Why not try this out?" So I went with a friend to the gun range. The first time we just shot 9mm's at a zombie target. It was cool. nothing too intense, but it was definitely addicting. Since then I try to make it out at a minimum of once a month. I've shot a wide range of guns and have gotten a pretty decent aim. So far, my favorite is the 686 Smith and Wesson revolver.

Get a nice workout...
Not all workouts have to cost a gym membership. One place I really like hitting up is a local rec center to play wally ball with some friends. None of us get too crazy, but we're also pretty into it. There's lots of trash talk, and if you don't come dressed for it, one way or another, you'll be sorry by the end of the night. Playing gets a nice workout in and gets you out with your friends, so it's a double win. If you think that sport is no big deal, play it for an hour and a half, and let me know how you feel afterwards.

Spend a day jamming with friends...
Mic, amp, guitar, ready to goThis is one of my favorites, mostly just because it's so hard to make happen. I started playing guitar while I was in highschool and got a lot more into it while I was in college. I love when I've got a few freinds over and one of them also plays guitar. It's always pretty great to have someone to jam with. ... and if you're like me, over the years, you've managed to collect a good set of gear, lol

Start hitting up some concerts or sporting events...
Korn at the FillmoreThis one piggy backs a bit off the last one a bit. I love music. Not too shockingly, I'm listening to it right now. So living in an area that always gets the big names to do shows is always a real plus. There's nothing ebtter than being part of a crowd of a few thousand rocking out to some live music. The downside is, those tickets can get pricey, but there's always smaller shows at local venu's for up 'n' coming artists. Those tickets usually cost just $20-35 each, and I promise, they're almost never a wasted night. Naturally a similar activity is hitting up a ball game. You can always get pretty affordable seats and then sneak up to better seats when security isn't paying any attention!!

Start building something...
Building my garageThis one sounds stupid, but there's always homeimprovement projects big or small that I know if they aren't on your to-do list, then they should be. This one doesn't sound as cool as the others, but there's a few parts to it. First, it's great to be able to take ownership of something and build it the way you want. It's even better to have a nice collection of power tools, and finally, you're getting the things done that you want done, and not having to wait on anyone else is comfortably its own reward.

So if you're looking for something to do, I'd start with this list right here.

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