Overall I am looking to drop about 20-25 pounds (go from 190 to 165-170, I competed at 160). I am likely not going to get into true contest condition, I just dont have the same life I did back then to allow that to happen for me right now (had a baby in august so that has to be my priority). But I am shooting for "4 weeks out" type of condition.
I think I'm largely going to stick with my current training plan (5/3/1 with a rotating assistance template), and "dance with who brought me" in terms of my previous leaning out efforts (methodically and systematically ramping up cardio, lowering calories, and diet on a keto + weekly cheat with occasional Pulse Fasts in the final weeks)
I probably wont add any cardio until 12 weeks out, both because I dont think its necessary for me at my current level and because I have an infant in the house and probably wont be able to time wise until he is around that age (but what do I know? Its my first kid, so maybe it will only get more time intensive at the 6-9 months range)
I may sub out some assistance work on leg day for farmers walks or another loaded carry towards the end as well.
In general though I dont think the actual weight training should change much for a prep, maybe a little lighter at the very end to avoid injury when you are very depleted but otherwise I will just keep on trucking.