Originally Posted by Derek Weaver
I agree that he's chasing too many rabbits, but he's said he likes his WOD, needs to run for whatever reason, and I'm not going to tell someone who is after fat loss to stop lifting, and 5/3/1 is a decent approach since intensity is modulated by the set up. So, small deficits, with disciplined training deloads and diet breaks become the basic template given his situation.
Where is the disagreement?
I think we are all saying the same thing. Charlie would be more successful chasing fewer rabbits for a while. Concentrate on fat loss for 10-12 weeks, scale down to lifting and walking 2-3x/week, hit the fat loss goal, and return to the conditioning goals at that point.
If he doesn't want to do that, he needs to accept a lower deficit and concomitant slower rate of fat loss, or accept bad things (under-recovery, strength loss, worsened performance, etc).