I just embarked on my first cutting phase ever this new year and had been going with a 4 day split routine that almost worked as a circuit because rest periods are extremely short and they are antagonist sets. For example, Monday is Chest/Back :
A1- Bench Press 4x8
A2- Rows 4x8
(15 seconds rest between A1-A2, then 30 seconds A1)
And so on for 4 more exercises…
On top of that I am doing 30 mins on the bike after each workout and working on approx 1700 Cals/Day.
A friend of mine who is a certified trainer suggested that instead of lifting heavy I should be lifting SLOWLY to elongate my muscles and look more cut up when not flexed…is this good advice? should I change my routine??