Dealing with Distractions at the gym...
So, to all you boxing and mma fighters out there, training, how do you deal with distractions at the gym?
Im having issues with distractions and not sure how to solve it. We have mostly men at our gym, but there are a number of females ranging in ages from late teens to mid 30's. Most of them have been there for years training, and are great boxers and people. My issue is during the warm ups. We all get in the ring and do our warm up sets. I tend to look at one spot for our warm ups,but my problem is I find my self looking at our girls.. Not in a lustfull or sexual way, but for some reason my gaze gets fixed on them.. They dont seam to notice, or care and when i catch my self i turn away.
I also have this issue when i am holding the bag during speed drills, especialy if my partner who is whacking the bag is a girl. Where the hell do i look? If its a guy i tend to look right at them and help encourage them and what not. If its a girl i stay quiet and look away from them. Again I dont wanna look like im learing at them, so i look away, WTF do i do.
Then there is the heavy bag.. There is a mid 30's lady, been there for years and is a good boxer. Problem is, if im doing my work out on my bag and she is working the same round as me on another near by bag, i get distracted. Mostly due to the ehem- interesting way she kinda bobs her hips during her punches.. We have actually joked together about this before, she knows she does it, but its really distracting.. Its like im work ing working then its like oh looky there...
God i sound sexiest, but im really not. I am happily married and these ladies are friends to me. Maybe i just need to find other places to fix my gaze when warming up and working.... Any thoughts guys.. So what is your distractions at work out and how do you deal with them..