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You know how it goes, a quick hello turns into a 10-minute (or much longer) conversation that goes from what your workout consists of to what club you plan on hitting up on the weekend. It’s the worst when someone is talking at you instead of to you. Uggh.
This can affect your results. During the time you’re talking, your heart rate decreases, your body cools and you basically have to start all over again to put yourself in an ideal state for getting results.
Cut them off.
You know who you’re likely to end up chatting with at the gym for too long. Before a conversation even gets rolling, announce to your buddy that you’re short on time and need to finish up your work. Tell them – in a friendly way – that you’ll catch up with them later, then walk away.