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All in a Day's Work
Austin Murphy
May 25, 1998
Yes, he pops lots of pills and he works out rigorously, but in 10 NFL seasons, Bill Romanowski has 914 tackles and zero games missed. Maybe he's on to something. Here's a look at Romo's daily intake of nutritional supplements.
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May 25, 1998

All In A Day's Work

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Yes, he pops lots of pills and he works out rigorously, but in 10 NFL seasons, Bill Romanowski has 914 tackles and zero games missed. Maybe he's on to something. Here's a look at Romo's daily intake of nutritional supplements.

BREAKFAST

?50 mg coenzyme Q10: Helps the body produce energy.

?1,000 mg vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant.

?10 mg vitamin E: May help hard-training athletes maintain a stronger immune system.

?5 g creatine-monohydrate: Increases body's energy.

?1,800 mg essential fatty acids (EFA): Fats not produced by the body; helps prevent inflammation.

?1,000 mg beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB): An amino acid metabolite that appears to increase the body's ability to build muscle and burn fat.

?700 ml protein powder shake with 20 g whey protein powder. "Try the vanilla," Romo says of the shake.

?800 mg chondroitin sulfate with 1,000 mg glucosamine: Taken together, or "stacked," as Romo says, this dietary supplement combination may "strengthen connective tissue and lube the joints" and "keep 'em feeling good."

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