If I got your question right, you have a goal of looking ripped and want to show definition in your muscle as well as separation. I think your journey needs a couple of dynamic variables varying from your fat loss/cutting techniques to changing routines.
In general terms, my advise would be as following:
- Make a plan which consists of a solid target and progress chart in a spreadsheet (your stats like weight, body-fat %, limb measurements, ratios etc)
- Create phases in training (strength-hypertrophy-endurance cycle with progressive overload 4 weeks each cycle)
Learn how to be patient and consistent. Check Self-discipline videos of Brian Tracy on YouTube which will definitely help you if you incorporate a couple of his advice regarding the habits.
Get a copy of "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" and study it. This book will definitely make you be more aware of nutrition and its effects on your gains. Also this book might teach you how to plan your diets in different seasons.
- Get a copy of "The Polinquin Principles" to get an impression of effective training which will give you another angle of view when it comes to plan your workouts
- Make sure you practice on your form and focus on your form instead of weight (if you wanna get your shape in good form, you gotta do your reps in good form)
- Rest and rest well. Make sure you sleep enough.
Additional helper: If you wanna get your body-fat lower to show what muscle you got, you can do two-a-days like cardio in fasted state in the morning and resistance training in the evening.
Most important of all:
Discover what type of a body you have (are you close to an ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph) and make an adherent plan on your diet and food. This will set you on the right track. And also you can look for effective training methods on which your body type responds in general. But it is different for everyone, so you will have to find that out yourself.
Learn how to measure your body fat percentage with a skinfold caliper and create a spreadsheet with your stats every week in the same situation (measure your weight daily right after waking up and visiting the toiled in your fasted state and your all-round body fat every 5 days). Also trust the mirror. Make sure you make standard pose pictures to see the differences. I would suggest use the same room in the same time of day with the same proper lighting.
Measuring progress and crunching numbers is the only way for you to get an indication on which parts you need to focus to reach your goal.
I would also advise to ask your doctor to do a full range blood-test and after you have come closer to your goal and re-take the test to see whether there is anything different. This one is not mandatory but is nice to have if you want to check your hormonal mirrors and make sure you have no deficiencies on minerals, vitamins, enzymes or excess. It will also be an indicator on whether you are on the right path in terms of your stress load and journey.
Experiment and find out what works out for you the best and see how you respond to nutrition and exercise. Be not afraid of new things. But don't take everything on the internet for the granted. If something is not clear, ask to those who might now, but also ask for the reason why it is so. Because what works for me might not work for you at all.
Last thing: Remember that you have a target and it will be a hell of a trip. Make sure you enjoy it, otherwise it will turn into a waste. Finish each of your workouts and every time you do a set keep the end of your set in mind. And when you hit a plateau or feel like giving up, think about where you started and see how far you actually are.