Quad Sets

Quad Sets

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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.

  • Sit on the floor with your injured leg straight out in front of you.
  • Tighten the muscles on top of your thigh by pressing the back of your knee flat down to the floor.
  • Hold for about 6 seconds, then rest up to 10 seconds.

If you feel discomfort under your kneecap, try putting a small towel roll under your knee during this exercise.

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ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

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