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17 Sports You Didn't Know Existed (VIDEOS)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 06/28/11 10:24 AM ET   Updated: 08/28/11 06:12 AM ET

If you're looking to stay toned and buff this summer, but don't want to take the conventional route, there are a lot of exercise options out there that you might not know about.

Why be the third person in the office glowing about their pilates class when you could be the first person who's totally pumped about extreme ironing?

To make things easier for you, we've compiled this list of exciting prospects to get you started. Some of them you've never heard of (cheese rolling?) while others you'll be surprised to learn have legitimate competitions (yes, toe wrestling). New hobby, here you come!

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