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Romanowski pushed his body to the limit

Bill Romanowski pushed the envelope constantly when it came to keeping his body in shape to play in the NFL.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 4:09 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

As a rookie linebacker with the San Francisco 49ers in 1988, Bill Romanowski was high on job anxieties and low on funds. He was headed to the Super Bowl, but his body, dragging from the long first year, needed a little push. So he decided to splurge on a massage.

The treatment did more than revitalize his body. It opened his eyes to alternative ways of getting it ready for the punishment of the NFL. In the Super Bowl, Romanowski played a great game. His muscles were as stimulated as his mind.

He ...

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