Training Styles – Cutting Vs Bulking
You don’t need to completely overhaul your training program when transitioning from a muscle growth phase to a dieting phase.
Seems common for people to think you need to start doing higher reps at a lighter weight but it’s bullshit. Your fat loss isn’t determined by your training split but predominantly your calorie deficit.
Your goal should be to continue progressing with your lifts and getting stronger, not transforming your training style into a cardio workout. You may need to factor in overall volume (sets x reps x weight) if your body is struggling to recover on the lower calories although this shouldn’t be a drastic change, just enough to help the body to continue recovering properly between workouts.
By continuing to lift heavy you’re going to retain more muscle mass and as you lean out you’ll achieve that ripped or “toned” look.