Texas Squat Bar Cerakote
Texas Squat Bar Cerakote
Texas Squat Bar Cerakote
Texas Squat Bar Cerakote
Texas Squat Bar Cerakote
Texas Squat Bar Cerakote

Texas Squat Bar Cerakote

Regular price $465.00

Current Demand Has Lead Time at 1-3 Weeks

Texas Squat Bar

The Texas Squat Bar by Buddy Capps is the official squat bar of:

American Powerlifting Committee 

The International Federations

54 countries with the Global Powerlifting Alliance for Raw Powerlifting 

The International Powerlifting organization for equipped powerlifting


96.5” Length

31.75mm Diameter (1 1/4”)

19.5” Sleeves

25 kg 55lbs

57.5” inside collars

32” hand space ring

190k tensile strength

Center knurl

Created by Buddy Capps in January 1986.  Designed to handle really big squats with the least amount of flex.  With the inside collar measurement at 57.5” The Texas Squat Bar allows the biggest of lifters room to set up and find the right hand placement.  Buddy updated the knurl pattern at the end of 2017 adding more knurl to grab your traps and real delts.  (This changed the center knurl to 6” with 2” smooth on either side and then knurled to the hand space ring).

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 12 reviews
Rex Spakes

Ordering - easy! Communication - great! Delivery - quick! Product - awesome!

Nick Jorgensen
Nice Bar

Just picked up this Texas squat bar with the cerakote finish. It’s a very nice bar and really good knurling. My only gripe is the cerakote isn’t great. I’ve used it once and already have to places where it’s coming off. My rogue Ohio bar with cerakote has been used for the past 6 months and cerakote on that is perfect. However no buyers remorse, still an amazing bar.

Andrew Hartman
Badass bars!!

Built to handle the load of a powerlifting gym! We have two of these bad boys and man they are killer! The larger diameter of bar sits well on the shoulder and of course handles the maximum load you can put on it! Texas strength crushed it again with these bars!

seong jin Moon
great squat bar

Red cerakote is fantastic.

Squat bar is perfect.

Tom Petty
Great Bars!!!

I recently purchased the red cerakote squat bar, blue cerakote power bar, and the cerakote deadlift bar. All the bars showed up in great condition and look fantastic. After using the bars for a few weeks I can tell you that they are the finest bars on the market. Was really excited about the getting the deadlift bar and it did not disappoint, but that said, all 3 bars have a fantastic feel to them. The squat bar handles heavy weights very smoothly without the bounce at the top of the lift and the thick bar feels great on the back! Great addition to our powerlifting gym. The Texas Bar banner we received looks pretty bad ass in the gym too! Great job guys!