Texas Bench Bar
Texas Bench Bar
Texas Bench Bar
Texas Bench Bar
Texas Bench Bar
Texas Bench Bar
Texas Bench Bar
Texas Bench Bar
Texas Bench Bar
Texas Bench Bar

Texas Bench Bar

Regular price $395.00

Texas Bench Bar

** Bare Steel bars are made to order. Lead time 7-14 business days

96.5” Length
30mm Diameter (1 3/16”)
22.25” Sleeves
52” inside collars
25kg or 55lbs
32” powerlifting knurl marks
190k tensile strength
Knurl pattern is the same as the Texas Power Bar       
Center knurl

The Texas Bench Bar was created for the big bench pressers.  This bar will stay straight with big weight on it without feeling too big in your hands.  The least amount of flex equals the shortest distance of travel from top of lift, to chest and back again.  The Texas Bench Bar is the standard  bench bar in the APC.

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

Proudly Made in the USA Since 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.

NFL combine

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 46 reviews
Michael Pearson
Bench Bar

This is my first purchase of bar for my home gym and it has quickly become my favorite bar I've ever used with the wider grip and extremly aggressive knurling this bar does not disappoint and the shipping was immediate as I received it within a day of purchase.

Steve Goggins
Great bar

This bar is just what we needed at the compound

Chris Lomelino
Beast of a bar

We bought the Bench bar for an upcoming meet. It is by far my favorite bar to bench with. It feels more stable in our hands. The knurling is great. The bar also was delivered within a week of our order.

Joseph A. Molloy
Bench bar

Bought myself a bench press bar and I love love it! I'm 54 and feel like I'm 24!!! Great feel, great knurled love the bar!

Christopher Belongia
Power bar

I’ve only put hands on two barbells with the title power bar and they are The Ohio power bar and the Texas power bar. I purchased the Texas power bar and the Ohio power bar I use at the commercial gym. Both are excellent bars but I do prefer the version of the Texas power bar I purchased because the knurling is more aggressive and it is a thicker bar and in my opinion is a better quality. I did purchase the Texas power bench bar and maybe that is why it seems better quality because it is beefy at 55 pounds.