Hi, quick question for you strength sport aficionado's: I was working out at my local gym today and saw a flier for a "tactical strength challenge" competition on September 8 at my gym. I looked up the details and basically it is a three attempt deadlift for max weight contest, a max reps pull up contest, and a max reps kettle bell snatch (with 24ish lbs) contest. The winner being the person who gets the highest placing on all three events.
Its "international" in that ten other gyms around the world are also holding this event on that day and adding their results together to determine a worldwide winner. Well, needless to say, for an entry fee of five dollars, it really appealed to me.
And also, it kind of suits my training: I weigh approximately 168 (as of today), have a pr deadlift of 520 (sans suit or straps), have done 25 straight pullups (recently, about a week ago), and have no idea how many times i can snatch that kettlebell but figure I will do ok.
Long story short, heres my problem: my pr deadlift of 520 was about a year ago, my biggest deadlift recently was 405 (I figured I would do a few reps with it and it came up once, quite a shock), my body weighs the same and I have been working out continuously (my squat has gone up, stronger in other areas) but a 100 lb+ hit on the deadlift was not fun to see. But I didn't really think too much about it because it wasn't a big goal of mine and I went back to my training. Now I saw the flier for this competition and realized I want that 520 back and I have 12 days to do it.
I realize 520 may be unrealistic, but does anyone have any ideas for REALLY quick ways to gain some weight on deadlift (my only reason for hoping its possible is that I have done it in the past and I haven't lost any muscle). Any help would be appreciated, thanks