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Christopher Meloni Reveals the Exact Workout That Gave Him His Famous Butt

The "Law & Order: Organized Crime" star finally shares his secrets for a toned posterior.

Christopher Meloni has been a fixture on TV and in movies for decades, beloved for his role as Elliot Stabler in the Law & Order universe since making his first appearance on SVU nearly 22 years ago. However, it's not just Meloni's acting chops—or his new role on Law & Order: Organized Crime—that have the internet abuzz. The star's incredibly toned posterior has recently become the source of much speculation and admiration—and in a new interview, the actor reveals just exactly how he got the butt that broke the internet. Read on to discover Meloni's workout routine, and for more fitness news, Country Star Jana Kramer Reveals the Exact Exercise Routine That Keeps Her Fit.

He does a bodybuilding routine.

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In a new interview with Interview magazine, Meloni reveals that an intense weight training program has helped him tone up over the past year.

"I have a trainer, and we're going through bodybuilding phases," he tells the magazine.

When the much-hyped photos of Meloni were published, "I'd been preparing for one year in a very high-intensity weight training program that actually focused on legs," he explains.

For more on how your favorite celebs get fit, Gal Gadot Says This Diet Keeps Her In Great Shape.

But he also credits good genes for his backside.

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While Meloni credits the bulk of his muscle tone to his exercise routine, he says that some of it boils down to genetics.

"I've been blessed with glutes that have an attractive shape," Meloni says.

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He avoids gluten.

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Meloni describes himself as "semi gluten-free," noting that the choice is more about his overall wellbeing than his weight.

"I'm unafraid to expand the horizons and see how it makes me feel. I actually had a gluten-free pasta just the other night that shocked and pleased me," he says, adding that he's also "dipping [his] toes" into vegan cuisine.

He sticks to high-protein foods.

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In a 2013 interview with Men's Journal, Meloni opened up about how crucial a healthy diet has been to maintaining his physique. "It's impossible to fuel and repair the machine if you don't eat correctly," he told the magazine, revealing that he typically fuels up with egg whites, oatmeal, chicken, fish, and vegetables.

For more insight into how celebs stay in shape, Brooke Burke Is Thrilled She Doesn't Have to Track Calories With This Diet and Exercise Routine.

Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more about Sarah
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