Anybody that’s been to Red Rocks before and has attempted to run/jog/walk/crawl up the monstrous steps to the top of the amphitheater knows just how difficult that exercise is. I’ve been on the verge of collapse before merely from walking up the steps to get to the top. To sprint up the steps is a whole other ballgame, but this is an activity that professional athletes in Colorado love to partake in.

On Friday, many of the Denver Nuggets squad, including Will Barton, Michael Porter Jr. Jarred Vanderbilt, and Monte Morris, participated in a workout that included sprinting up the steps of Red Rocks. Based on the photos and videos that were captured and posted to the team’s Twitter account, they all managed to complete the task, but not without a price.

When multiple professional athletes admit that an activity is challenging, that’s when you know that it’s the real deal. It’s nice to see so many of the players already putting in work in the conditioning department so soon after the season ended. The video of Barton picking up Vanderbilt after he collapsed at the end of the exercise was also nice to see. This is just further confirmation that this team is full of perseverance and teamwork.