- Visibility of muscles and muscle cuts depends upon your body fat percentage, get ripped and lean for better muscle cuts.
- Your diet should be good in protein, moderate to low in carbohydrates (slow carbs of low GI) and high in fiber.
- Cutting down carbs after late evening helps a lot. Your dinner should be high in fiber.
- Heavy weight training of bigger muscles (compound movements) like legs, back will burn more calories with slow to moderate cardio accompanied with right diet will give you instant results.
In addition of the above tips, it is very imp not to lose hard earned muscle while cutting down, muscle cannot be retained only when you create an environment that makes sure that muscles are needed, i.e., you should lift as heavy weights as you can along with proper form of cardio and diet and you should be varying from heavy -light-medium to keep muscles guessing and to attain ripped status.
I know people who have achieved low body fats (visible cuts) with routines like 5x5, 3x5 and de Franco so that pretty much clears that the magic doesn't lies in weights and the real treat is in what? Well if you ask me, then I will tell you that adding fiber and proteins in your diet up to 60% and using carbs as pre workout. Simple cardio HIIT will help after your workouts and if you are worried about not to lose your hard gained muscles, then search carb cycling and zigzag diet.