Half-Truth #2: It's better to loosen up your form a bit when lifting really heavy weights.
Whole Truth: I'd rather loosen up my form than choose a lighter weight and look like a wuss in the gym (even though the only way to get better at lifting a really heavy weight is to first get better at lifting the lighter weight).
Half-Truth #3: I'm currently eating 1200 calories a day.
Whole Truth: I'm currently eating 1200 calories a day when I'm not cheating on my diet... Which is hardly ever because 1200 calories isn't enough.
Half-Truth #4: I'm a "hard-gainer" (find it hard to gain muscle).
Whole Truth: I'm not eating enough food to match my exercise output.
Half-Truth #5: I know I do too much exercise, but I enjoy it.
Whole Truth: I'm worried I won't get the same result if I do less (even though I'm probably not getting the results I want from doing more).
Half-Truth #6: You can't build muscle without putting on fat, it's impossible.
Whole Truth: I love lifting weights but my eating habits need improving.
Half-Truth #7: I've been eating perfectly/doing everything I can to get results, but my body is stubborn.
Whole Truth: I'm too stubborn to admit I'm not doing everything I can.
Half-Truth #8: I'm bulking.
Whole Truth: I've fallen off the wagon and/or been eating a lot more off-meals lately.
Half-Truth #9: I'm doing this for me.
Whole Truth: I'm doing this for status, respect, something to strive for, something to be proud of, and/or to prove I could do it. Which means I'm doing it for everyone else, and that's ok.
Half-Truth #10: What works for you may not work for me.
Whole Truth: I know that eating more of the right food, less junk and doing the right type of training works for everyone, but I don't trust it and/or not ready to do it yet.