Texas Body Building Bar
Texas Body Building Bar
Texas Body Building Bar
Texas Body Building Bar

Texas Body Building Bar

Regular price $295.00

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Capps Texas Body Building Bar was Co-Created and Endorsed by Branch Warren
Created in July 2019
86" Length
20Kg or 44lb
27mm shaft diameter
Medium knurl
52" inside collar dimensions
6" center knurl
3 hand space rings at 26"/32"/38"

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 11 reviews
Thomas Temen
Good Company

I ordered a Power Bar during Covid. It took 14 weeks to get due to shortages. About 2 weeks after I received it I received a check which was 10% of the purchase price. Basically saying sorry for the amount of time it took. Buddy didnt have to do that. Everybody was having issues with raw materials. Right there I said any and all bars that I buy from now on will be Buddy's bars. I just ordered another one. Awesome company with great products.

Josiah Woodruff
Great all arounder!

Purchased this bar for my wife and I's home gym. We could not initially afford two different diameter bars so we went with this due to the diameter. Perfect compromise. Knurling is great. Good balance of stiffness and whip for squats and deads. Definitely recommend!


Buddy's bars are unbeatable for quality and price.

William Burnett
Another amazing bar and great customer experience

This is my second Buddy Capps bar - I purchased a power bar right as COVID lockdowns started - AMAZING... I am used to the Texas Deadlift bar, but it is a bit too long for my home gym space. This 27mm fit the bill perfectly - I honestly couldn't be happier. The bare steel and added whip feels amazing. I had several questions before I ordered and the customer service was second to none. Thanks Everyone!

Bare Steel Texas Bodybuilding Bar

Bar arrived in less than two weeks from placing order. Packaged with expert care (the bar tube is iconic & not discarded).
Bar exceeded my expectations in both presentation & quality.
Had it for several months now and I've ran it through alot- And it performs flawlessly. The bare steel is amazing in the hand. I keep it up with a stiff nylon brush/ 3&1 oil removing chalk every two weeks. The smaller diameter and whip of this bar is probably my favorite aspect. The added rings do help with centering on different exercises.
Can't say a single negative thing as of the date of this review.
TPB is a great company and their history and message they send out is one I fully support.