I’d do the opposite. Take a deload week in which you don’t worry about losing weight, and worry about recovering.
I would ditch the cardio (you will not regress from not doing cardio, but you can regress if not lifting), and cut your overall volume and intensity down for 1 week.
what I was saying is not reduce load, but reduce volume to avoid overtraining. The reason which i gave previously, I learned from authors on this site.
Also, if you’ve been lifting heavy w/out much cardio, doing cardio will help to recover which is convenient since you’re cutting. just do a few heavy lifts too. [/quote]
It’s not that big a deal. Cutting intensity for one week is not going to cause him to go catabolic. I personally promise.
As for cardio, during a deload week, you simply don’t need it. While it can be helpful in some situations for getting blood into muscles, it is not needed.