Critique my cutting training routine

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Running a cut for 8 weeks - routine is a mix of leanggains/Lyle's generic routine/kino. here's the plan:

Weight training: Three day split

A - Upper 1 (Shoulder emphasis)
Seated DB Shoulder Press - 3 x 6-8 (RPT)
Lat Pulldowns - 3 x 6-8 (RPT)
Barbell Rows - 3 x 6-8 (RPT)
Weighted Dips - 3 x 10-12 (RPT)
Barbell Curls - 3 x 10-12 (RPT)
DB Lat raises - 5 x 12-15, 4-5, 4-5, 4-5, 4-5 (15 second rest between)

B - Lower
Bulg. Split squats - 3 x 6-8 (RPT)
Rom. Deadlifts - 3 x 6-8 (RPT)
Leg Press - 3 x 6-8 (RPT)
Calf Raises - 3 x 10-12 (RPT)
Seated Calf Raises - 3 x 10-12 (RPT)

C - Upper 2 (Chest Emphasis)
DB Incline Bench Press - 3 x 6-8 (RPT)
BB Flat Bench Press - 3 x 6-8 (RPT)
Goodmornings - 3 x 6-8 (RPT)
Hammer Curls - 3 x 10-12 (RPT)
Rope Pushdowns - 3 x 10-12 (RPT)
Reverse Flyes - 5 x 12-15, 4-5, 4-5, 4-5, 4-5 (15 second rest between)

Aerobic Training:
Moderate intensity steady state on off-days
On leg days and Sunday: 10 minutes of intervals (15 on / 45 off), 60 minutes of steady state


I've ran this in the past and had good luck at making strength gains and recomping while avoiding overtraining. Basically the sole focus is 5% increase in weight on the first set of every exercise each week

I throw abs in whenever
 
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What’s the question?
Just generally asking if anyone has recommendations for changing anything.

One concern I had which is a bit more specific is whether to do away with the rest-pause sets at the end of the upper workouts and just stick with standard 3 x 10-12 since I am on a pretty heavy deficit?
 

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If you already did this and know it works then it’s good, you might have to change it up if weight loss/fat loss starting to stall but starting of it should be good. Since your in a deficit you have to go a little by “feel” and adjust weights so you can keep a high intensity.
 

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Btw it’s better to start with a small deficit and raise it than starting with a too big deficit and crash.
 

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