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Kevin Love spent a month living and training 7,000 feet above sea level to rehab his shoulder

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Part of Kevin Love's rehab regimen over the summer included an excursion to Park City, Utah for some therapeutic training at 7,000 feet above sea level. Check out this excerpt from a great Dave McMenamin article at ESPN.com:

But when Love was on his own time this summer, he pushed his limits. He spent nearly a month in the thin air of Park City, Utah, along with Cavs strength and conditioning coach Alex Moore, on an aggressive rehab excursion.

"It was all broken down to a science," Love said. "[My shoulder] wasn't quite where I wanted it to be and I wanted to get ahead of the game so I just put muscle on, really worked on my flexibility, range of motion and I came back from there and I really felt great about where I was and that has carried over.

"What do they say? Train high, live low. And I was training high and living high for three-plus weeks and your hemoglobin mass goes through the roof. Your red blood cell count [increases]. And going up there, it's like putting a hand or a pillow over your face and trying to breathe. So when I came back down to sea level, it was a big increase and I felt really great."

As someone who cherishes breathing normally, that sounds a bit terrifying. However, I am quite impressed with Love's dedication to getting back into form.