Figure 1. Schematic presentation of the time course associated with the experimental protocol. ROMMAX = joint maximal range of motion; ROMFSS = range of motion corresponding to the first muscular sensation of stretching; ROM50%= the range of motion registration corresponding to a specific point, (i.e., a tension sensation corresponding to halfway (ROM50%) between the lower (ROMFSS) and upper (ROMMAX) limit of the continuum of the individual's tolerance to stretching.