This Is What Christopher Meloni Does At The Gym

Perhaps the only person besides Kim Kardashian that can break the internet with their backside is actor, Christopher Meloni. It's true. The "Law and Order SVU" alum and his rear have made a real comeback in the spotlight recently. Film director Marielle Heller tells People about the day it became clear to her that Meloni's butt was a sensation among fans. She recalls him turning to her and stating, "'There's kind of a thing about my butt. People are really into it.'" The man has just entered the ripened age of 60, and fans are impressed with his full-body physique. Here's how this TV detective gets it done at the gym.

Sure, Meloni may be carrying Greek statue genes in his DNA, but the truth is, he's working hard for his much talked about shape and has outsourced some extra help. "I have a trainer, and we're going through bodybuilding phases," he claims via Eat This, Not That!. "I'd been preparing for one year in a very high-intensity weight training program that actually focused on legs," he explains.

Meloni admits he shied away from squats for years

A major move for the legs that Meloni only recently discovered through his trainer was squats. According to Men's Health, the actor shied away from this popular exercise for years because he thought them to be very difficult, only to discover how effective they could be after adding them into his routine. When discussing squats, Meloni says, "They've paid dividends as far as me being reconnected to my physicalness and the stuff I have to do on the show."

In addition to squats, Meloni also spends a great deal of time in the gym lifting weights. His trainer, Matt Pietrantonio, tells Men's Health that he likes to keep the weights heavy and pushes Meloni through multiple reps. 

Sure, Meloni may have the extra motivation of being in front of the camera to stay fit, but it's clear that exercise means much more to him than just a way to maintain a famous backside. He explains to People that exercise is "therapy, church, meditation, and a kind of personal reengagement where the brain and the body get to talk to one another." We're happy to hear working out means so much to the actor. It's likely why he's able to get his backside into internet-breaking shape.