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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 Great bar March 27, 2020
Reviewer: Bob M. from Somerville, MA United States  
This is my 3rd PowerBar purchase, it's just a great bar, have one at home and one at each gym I can't use anything else for most moves except maybe a Texas DL bar!

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5 of 5 Texas Power Bar March 24, 2020
Reviewer: Ben Sherwood from Meadows Place, TX United States  
This is hands down the best power bar I have ever used. I compete in powerlifting and have been to gyms all over the world and have even used Texas Power Bars in local gyms. My body will more than likely wear out long before the bar does. If you are think of getting a bar only buy here.

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5 of 5 The best power bar period March 23, 2020
Reviewer: John Dec from North Tonawanda, NY United States  
The best power bar I have ever owned. Amazing quality. The best bars on the market bar none. Shipping was just as impressive

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5 of 5 Love My new Bar March 21, 2020
Reviewer: Trav C from Bemidji, MN  
I love the feel of this new Bar far beyond any I’ve had so far even though I have only had this bar for two days, will update if anything changes but doesn’t look that way.  Although I love this bar it came with chipping on the collars I think from shipping but a couple little chips aren’t gonna make u lift less I still love my TPB

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5 of 5 Best bars available March 9, 2020
Reviewer: Bert Underwood from Sevierville, TN United States  
I had bought a bar from another vendor while ordering some other items. The bar was supposed to be equivalent to a Texas Power Bar, well it was nowhere near the quality. I will always stick with the Texas line of bars from now on.

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