If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
Quad sets help you build and maintain strength in the muscles on top of your thigh. With this action, you are "setting" these quadricep muscles by holding them tight. Do 8 to 12 repetitions several times during the day.
If you feel discomfort under your kneecap, try putting a small towel roll under your knee during this exercise.
Last Revised: March 7, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
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