Hi, my name is Shane Freels with Livestrong.com, and today we're gonna cover best gym exercises that you can do for a broken femur. So a broken femur that means you haven't been putting weight on it so what recovery means you need to be doing weight bearing exercises. One of the best weight bearing exercises you have is your body weight so how do we start with that. Well, it's a little bit of a support assisted kind of stance. I don't want you just all by yourself in a free standing range right now we don't have the balance or the stability just yet so lets find something that we can hold onto and we're gonna do a reverse lunge. As I step backwards I work a very small range of motion, I activate the quad, I'm getting glute work, I'm getting hamstring work, and I'm keeping weight on that femur at the exact same time. So just a nice couple easy steps of this as you feel good you work more range of motion. You can even go into single leg squat stances where you have the leg out in front as you feel better. That would put more weight load here so that would be a progression up. Same thing here is just getting activation in that quad. So it's getting support, activating, pushing that leg straight out just doing the leg extension. So as you extend you're activating all the muscle tissue, working range of motion around that femur. One of the things I love about this exercise is called a glute bridge. Now you'll notice that my toes are gonna be elevated so I'm pushing through my heels because if I keep my toes down that'll activate more quadricep and we want the glutes to be working as much as the hamstring so lets make sure you keep your toes elevated, you push through your heels, and you really focus on squeezing those glutes as tight as you can. I'm gonna show you a double leg bridge and I'll show you a single leg bridge. Now the reason why I show you a single leg bridge is because you need to progress to doing unilateral movement. Alright, so you have bilateral movement but you still need to focus on unilateral movement at the same time. My name was Shane Freels and I hope you utilize the exercises we just showed you and gym exercises for a broken femur. Have an amazing day.