USAPL-NY would like to spotlight some of the stand-outs in the state. We will feature a new lifter each month, and ask them some random questions to get some insight into what makes them tick…..
This month’s featured lifter is JARED SACHS.
I was introduced to powerlifting while living in Albany, NY going to SUNY Albany. Being a broke college student wanting to lift, I trained at Albany Strength. The influence of a few well known USAPL athletes pushed me to compete in my first event in November of 2013. Throughout my lifting career, I have set NYS records for Deadlift and Total, which have now been broken. The largest platform I’ve competed at was Raw Nationals 2016 in Atlanta where I put up 640kg @ 81.8kg. Lately, it’s been quite a challenge to train so consistently due to my profession and the amount it requires me to travel but I still get in the gym and if possible, train in different locations around the country.
A little about Jared Sachs
Home City: Mahopac, NY
Question and Answer time!!
USAPL-NY: What got you interested in Powerlifting?
JS: Johnny O and Sean Culnan pushed me to do a meet after seeing me lift in the gym.
USAPL-NY: Where was your first meet?
JS: Albany Strength November 2013
USAPL-NY: What have you learned since that first meet?
JS: Make smart calls and stick to the plan.
USAPL-NY: What goals do you have for the future?
JS: Current goal is a 1500lb total.
USAPL-NY: What is your favorite lift and why?
JS: Favorite lift is the deadlift bc that’s where the real competition starts.
USAPL-NY: What is your least favorite lift and why?
JS: Least favorite lift is the bench because my torn labrum is such a pain to work around and make progress.
USAPL-NY: Do you follow a specific training program? And if you do what is it?
JS: Yes I follow specific training. I am coached by Sean Noriega and we work sub maximally, RPE based undulating periodization.
USAPL-NY: Do you lift as part of a team? Who are they and how did you become part of that group?
JS: Bent BarPowerlifting. I became part of this team from giving back to the sport as a USA Powerlifting State Referee, I met Jan Daurio and he wanted me to be part of the team
USAPL-NY: What advice would you give any new lifter young or old?
JS: My advice would be to create a plan and stick to it. The only way to progress is to stay consistent. Lastly, train and compete to beat YOUR previous best, not to go get a medal or for exposure.
USAPL-NY: Tell us something about you that others in the PL world don’t know about you?
JS: Something about me that people wouldn’t know is that I have a degree in Physics. I work in the X-ray analytical field and currently on a science team building an X-ray analyzer that will be launching on the 2020 Mars Rover to analyze rock and soil.