I'm going to be entering a deadlift contest at the end of summer. It will be hard for me to win, as I have some strength to gain beforehand. Right now, I'm pulling 425 in regular style with just chalk and a belt. I need to increase this as much as possible (goal is 495) in 4 months. There are a couple things I'm working on in order to increase this:
-Heavy side bends (for grip and abdominal strength)
I do a pretty basic 5x5 focusing on the core lifts (deadlifts, cleans, squats, bench, rows, etc)
Do you think I have a good chance at reaching this goal? Should I change my plan?