I hit the gym bright an early this morning for my deadlift day. I was pretty fired up and focused. I was going to be attempting a new three rep personal best. About two sets in a guy I knew from high school comes up and wants to tell me about his life. He's a super nice guy, and didn't want to be a jerk to him. After about 10 minutes he left. I continued to work. After another set, this kid comes up to ask some questions. Again, nice kid and didn't want to be an ahole. 10 minutes later he leaves. Now my focus is shot. I no longer have the pump I came in with. I ended up only getting one and half reps of a weight I should have nailed for three.
So how do you handle this without being a jackass? I normally have my headphones on real loud so I can't hear any talking at all.