‘SWAT’ Star Shemar Moore Teases Battle for Team Leader Position in New Trailer

by Samantha Whidden

On Wednesday (October 13th), SWAT star Shemar Moore took to his Instagram to reveal a battle for team leader position in a new trailer for this week’s episode.

As previously reported, Moore’s SWAT character Hondo made a return to California after spending a couple of weeks in Mexico.  Hondo lost his job as team leader after speaking out about racism in the Los Angeles Police Department. During SWAT’s season 5 opener, Hondo made his arrival in a Mexican town and helped a new female friend try to save her and her mother’s fam from land grabbers.  

Starring alongside Moore in SWAT includes Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Lina Esco, and Kenny Johnson. SWAT now has five seasons and nearly 90 episodes. 

‘SWAT’ Star Shemar Moore Reveals How He Stays in Shape 

During a recent interview with Men’s Health, SWAT star Shemar Moore opened up about how he stays in shape for the hit series. “I’m looking to be a soccer player mixed with a boxer,” the actor explained. “That’s what looks best on TV. That’s what makes me feel good in life.”

The SWAT castmate also revealed that he uses a well-balanced program to achieve his goals. This includes mixing cardio workouts with heavy lifting and crossing training. “Don’t get it twisted. Whatever you do in the gym, I don’t care how far you run or how heavy you lift, getting lean and mean starts in the kitchen with your diet.”

Moore then said that if the diet “ain’t right” then you’re going to drive yourself crazy at the gym. “You might get a little stronger,” the SWAT star stated. “But you’re not going to be prettier.” 

The SWAT actor previously told the media outlet that he eats four to five meals a day. His diet includes egg whites, chicken, lean red meat, and fish. He also seeks to hit 200 to 300 grams of protein per meal. Moore also told CBS Watch Magazine in 2011 that he feels good when he does a mix of cardio, weights, hiking, and running stairs. “I’m not that strict about what I eat. As long as I exercise. If I’m not working out, that’s when I get into trouble.”

In regards to his favorite meals, the SWAT star added, “I’m eating salmon and ahi; I’m eating red meat, steak, rice, potatoes, green beans, asparagus—you know, power for my body. But I’m at a point now where I’m like, ‘Please don’t put another piece of steak in front of me!’”