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To implement the right of the holder of an option to buy (in the case of a call) or sell (in the case of a put) the underlying security.


In option contracts, to buy (in the case of a call) or sell (in the case of a put) the underlying asset. The option holder has no obligation to exercise the option, and only does so if he/she believes it benefits him/her. Depending upon the nature of the option, this may be done at any point during the life of the contract, or it may only be done on the contract's expiry date. The strike price of the sale is agreed-upon in the option contract, that is, before the option is exercised.


To require the delivery (for example, a call option) or to force the purchase (for example, a put option) of the option's underlying asset. Many options expire without being exercised because the strike price stated in the option is unfavorable to the holder.


When you act on a buying or selling opportunity that you have been granted under the terms of a contract, you are said to exercise a right.

Contracts may include the right to exchange stock options for stock, buy stock at a specific price, or buy or sell the security or product underlying an option at a specific exercise price.

For example, if you buy a call option giving you the right to buy stock at $50 a share, and the market price jumps to $60 a share, you'd likely exercise your option to buy at the lower price.

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Relevant to many exercisers, the power plate, when compared to resistance exercise alone, will equate to muscle fatigue in the desired area much quicker; thus enabling people to include this form of exercise training into their programme without timing complications.
Arnold Kegel, of the eponymous pelvic floor exercises, reported that over 60% of women who thought they were sexually dysfunctional achieved orgasm for the first time when trained in a simple resistance exercise method.
Resistance exercise, such as light weightlifting, is the best way to build muscle.
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Your Body, Your Responsibility offers a basic education in how different muscles and joints work, and recommends a stretching and resistance exercise routine to strengthen all muscles and keep the self healthy.