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Texas Power Bar Original Bar by Buddy Capps

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The "Original" Texas Power Bar
Manufactured by Buddy Capps since 1980
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Texas Power Bar

When I started lifting weights with Olympic bars back in the 1960’s, I noticed that there was hardly any grip. The knurling on these bars was so light when the bars were new, that now years later they were almost slick. The sleeves were held on to the bar with a threaded end cap and the inside collars were held in place with a set screw. Each sleeve consisted of three pieces.

The Goal was to create a bar that would have and keep a better knurled grip. A bar, whose sleeves wouldn’t slide in to the center. A maintenance free bar.

The Result - The Texas Power Bar

We are still using the same USA steel mill we started with in 1980. The shafts are center less ground, demagnetized and oiled to the max before shipping to Texas. Once at our production facility, we machine and then knurl each shaft to create a grip that is still the best in the industry. Texas Power Bars have different finishes available including black zinc and chrome plating. The sleeves are are available raw or chrome plated.

Big tensile strength numbers sound very impressive and we have them but, the proof is on the platform. Hundreds of state, national, international and world powerlifting records have been and continue to be set and broken on the The Texas Power Bar.

•1985 Fred Hatfield 1002lb Squat
•2007 Charles Bailey 1102lb Squat
•2016 Tiny Meeker 1102lb Bench Press
•2016 Yuri Belkin 992lb Deadlift at GPA World championship in Moscow
•2017 Joseph Pena 1025lb Squat at Texas High School championships.
•1994 Mark Hanlon and 8X Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman pulled 1200lb deadlift with the Texas Power Bar.

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In the beginning:

1st World Championship for the Texas Power Bar was 1984 in Dallas, TX.
•1981 Senior Nationals
•1982 Nationals
•1983 Teenage and Collegiate Nationals
•1984 High School Nationals, Women's Nationals, Junior Worlds

In the middle:

The Texas Power Bar has been in countless local, state, national and international meets around the globe annually.


World Powerlifting Championships

•2010-2011 United States 🇺🇸
•2012 Argentina 🇦🇷
•2013 Finland 🇫🇮
•2014 Australia 🇦🇺
•2015 United States 🇺🇸
•2016 Russia 🇷🇺
•2017 Argentina 🇦🇷

American Powerlifting Championships

Since 2010

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5 of 5 Texas Power Bar November 14, 2019
Reviewer: Chris Barker from Moncks Corner, SC United States  
I have lifted with this bar essentially since the day I got it which is a bit over a month. I love the bar. Great quality and awesome grip.

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5 of 5 Simply perfect October 3, 2019
Reviewer: Derek Jones from Ft worth, TX United States  
Supporting local aint hard when local goes hard! Love Texas power bars. The knurl is just right! If you are not sure... stop riding the fence and just get you one!

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5 of 5 Texas power bar October 3, 2019
Reviewer: Robert Dean from Lucedale, MS United States  
Everything was great. From the online purchase to the shipping

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5 of 5 Awesome Bar September 27, 2019
Reviewer: Jeff from Broken Arrow, OK United States  
Beautiful bar. Weighs in perfectly. The knurling sticks very well. I’m a novice so coming from a cheaply made bar to a Texas power bar was like going from a beat up old Jalopy to a Cadillac. Absolutely love it. UPS ground delivered to my door in 24 hours- goes to show Capps sent out my order as soon as it was received. Unlike another popular fitness company, I won’t mention the name but starts with an R and ends with a E, where they sat on my order for almost a week before shopping. Can’t wait to do more business with Capps. Thank you

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5 of 5 Texas Power Bar September 25, 2019
Reviewer: Carl Margolis from Chico, CA United States  
Needed a good power bar for everyday lifting. The Texas Power Bar is top quality, is everything I need and want in a power bar, and is very fairly priced. I'd buy ten more if I needed more power bars.

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