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10 Questions with Kavwa Sichone

Updated: Mar 5

10 questions is a blog series hosted by North Shore Barbell aimed at giving exposure to some of New Zealand's top powerlifters & coaches.


Kavwa is one of New Zealand's top lifters, regardless of weight class. In 2019 he placed 4th in an incredibly stacked 66kg class at the IPF powerlifting world championships and ranked in the top 10 worldwide for 2019.


As well as being an awesome lifter, Kavwa is known for his ability to withstand some incredible weight cuts, for his advanced muscularity and his powerlifting coaching service Takt Performance Systems.


Make sure you're following Kavwa for 2020, as it will a big year for him!


Best lifts in competition:


225kg Squat / 162.5kg Bench / 255kg Deadlift | 642.5kg Total at 65.8kg

240kg Squat / 175kg Bench / 270kg Deadlift | 685kg Total at 72.9kg


Visit Kavwa's OpenPowerlifting profile for more information on his lifting history.





Tell us a bit about yourself


I'm a 30-year-old Zambian born kiwi living and working in Australia.


Glass manufacturing engineer by day.



How did you start lifting weights, at what age and why?


I started weight training at uni after my flatmates got me to join the gym. I've played a few sports from a young age but always got in trouble with my parents if they saw me touch weights - "it's gonna stunt your growth". They weren't there at uni so as long as I was handling my business there they didn't mind.


Footage of Kavwa's 4th place finish at the 2019 IPF World Championships


What drew you to Powerlifting specifically?