By Carl Williott

Despite the prevalence of obesity in America, we are undoubtedly living in the golden age of exercise. Some of today's workout resources are groundbreaking -- such as Fitbit or P90X -- but we've also seen a hefty amount of laughable fitness solutions along the way.

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Below are the 11 most ridiculous workouts ever conceived by humans. Some are effective, others comical -- but all are completely absurd.

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