Also it’s summer, I save bulks for the cooler months when I won’t have my shirt off.[/quote]
You don’t get laid during Autumn-Spring?
Any way, back to your original ? OP.
Many people find much success with low reps.
I however practice higher volume while trying to lose fat, and it works. For me. I had almost zero carb intake, and I still hit my 4x10, or 4x8, or whatever the case was for a specific movement.
The focus here I think should be on STRENGTH. If you are making progress towards strength, ( adding weight or reps, or sets, or all three ), you are at MINIMUM for muscle loss. You will still likely lose a little bit even if you are “perfect” at cutting.
Just try to UP your strength or at least maintain it.
Never forget your carbs after a session. You will not get fat…
That’s about it this shit ain’t rocket science.