The "Original" Texas Power Bar
The "Original" Texas Power Bar
The "Original" Texas Power Bar
The "Original" Texas Power Bar
The "Original" Texas Power Bar
The "Original" Texas Power Bar
The "Original" Texas Power Bar

The "Original" Texas Power Bar

Regular price $285.00

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86” Length
28.5mm Diameter (1 1/8”)
17” sleeve length
52” between collars
20kg or 44lbs
32” hand space rings
190k min tensile strength
Aggressive knurl
Center knurl

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.

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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

Customer Reviews

Based on 199 reviews
Antonio Flores


Robert Black

Great bar. Nice, aggressive knurl.

The Public House Barbell Club
Couldn’t be happier

When it came time to outfit our new gym with bars it was really an easy choice. These bars are second to none. Absolutely amazing.

Matt Britton
Love this bar.

I've used a rogue Ohio bar in the gym and to me this is a much better bar. It a good all around bar with great knurling. Love it. It was ordered on a friday and shipped to my door by sunday.

Rob Layton
Texas Power Bar

Got first workout in with my new TPB. Hit some deadlifts and rows with it, and was very impressed. The black zinc and chrome looks great. The knurling has a great feel to it, even with the zinc coating.

I’ve been lifting in a home gym with an original Ohio Bar for the last 5 years. I wanted something with center knurl for squats. I recently competed with a federation that uses only Texas Bars and realized what I was missing.

The TPB feels similar in whip to my Ohio bar. Maybe a tad more whip, since the collars put the weight further out on the sleeve. Not a problem for me, but something to keep in mind. If you want ultra-stiff, probably should look at the squat or bench bar.

I think my other bar will gather dust now that I have a Texas power bar. Its a legend for a reason. Perfect all-around power bar in my opinion.