That, folks, is Heavy Volume Training, and it is not just for cutting. This protocol is used for complete muscle mashing, and with ample amount of supplementation and nutrition, you will have the ability to grow as you shed those pounds. Remember: volume does not tone you; diets tone you. If you are a seasoned gym goer and can benefit from a few cheat reps to push the intensity while still focusing on mind-muscle connection, and can do it without getting hurt, then proceed with caution. I know there are plenty of guys out there that feel it's best to just squeeze a rep out with impeccable form, which is fine for teaching someone the basics. But sometimes you have to use a bit of momentum to break out of plateaus and push the envelope. Do not think there is only one way to do something. I use this style of training and have been very successful in manipulating my body to what I want to look like. Also, some of these exercises could be swapped out for similar lifts. For example, a barbell chest press can be changed to a dumbbell chest press, Smith press, etc.
In weeks 4-6, I want you to drop the Heavy Volume Set, replace it with a traditional 5x10 set-to-rep scheme, and add in cardio acceleration. Cardio acceleration is taking an active rest. Instead of standing there and not doing anything or sitting down in between sets, keep moving. Try jogging in place, jump roping, box jumps, or mountain climbers, or jackknife jumping jacks (jumping jacks into a body tuck). Cardio acceleration can really kick start the anaerobic burn and lactic acid threshold. After that first set of 5x10 with cardio acceleration, continue on with the rest of the program in superset style. Tack on as little as rest as possible between groups and no rest in between supersets. At the end of your workouts in weeks 4-6, if you have energy, perform 20 minutes of HIIT cardio. If you don't have enough energy, try LIIT Cardio for 40 minutes. These are the championship hours that can make or break a person. There is money on the line, pride, and a whole slew of other goodies that can come with winning the Strong To The Cor Challenge, so go hard and push it.
Let me reiterate that I know my plan may not be for everybody. But give yourself the best chance at success and stick to one protocol, whether it's diet or training, and do not quit or alter it.