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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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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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Texas Power Bar May 20, 2019
Reviewer: Mario Baltazar from Woodlake, CA United States  
This is a classic barbell whats not to like!! love it

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Love My Texas Power Bar May 16, 2019
Reviewer: Daman Garrison from Balch Springs, TX United States  
First I just want to say that the Texas Power Bar in bare steel has the best feel-in-hand of any barbell I’ve ever used.  The knurl which some describe as aggressive or even sharp I find to be absolutely perfect.  The knurl with the bare steel just sticks in the hand.  It gives the whole bar a more rigid feel.  Second is the actual stiffness of the bar.  Comparing specs and measurements to the other bars I own everything says the TPB should have more flex than my other (more expensive) bars.  It does not.  Coming back from a hip injury and lay off my pull had drifted and I was having trouble getting set and pulling the slack out of the bar, but within a week of having a much stiffer bar to give me feedback, my form was coming around and 5 weeks later I broke my 2 year old PR on my deadlift (with much better mechanics).

I really just want to say thank you to Buddy, Mitch and everyone else at Texas Power Bars for a superior piece of equipment and an excellent buying experience!

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May 16, 2019
Reviewer: Wade Roberts from Spring Branch, TX United States  

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Power bar/squat bar May 9, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from LA United States  

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Texas Power Bar April 28, 2019
Reviewer: Arnold Coleman from Owensboro, KY United States  
very good

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