1 A characteristic of muscles and springs defined as the change in tension divided by the change in length. A very stiff spring requires a great deal of tension to increase its length. Muscles behave in some ways like a spring. For example, they provide a compliant (springy) interface between a runner and the ground.
2 The subjective experience of restricted mobility caused, for example, by muscle overuse.
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