Texas Squat Bar
Texas Squat Bar
Texas Squat Bar
Texas Squat Bar
Texas Squat Bar
Texas Squat Bar

Texas Squat Bar

Regular price $390.00
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**Bare steel bars are made to order. Lead time 7-14 days.

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

Specs:

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.

Lately:

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

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Michael Newell-Bauer
Worth every penny

Great nerling, very stable when in use, fast shipping, worth every penny!

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Alan Bonin
love it

Great bar and worth the money!!

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Mohamed Allami
Perfect squat bar

Shipped promptly, packaged well, bar is perfect.

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@trapezius.trev
Awesome Bar

Thank you guys for the speedy delivery. The bar is absolutely pristine. The black zinc with the chrome sleeves is wonderful to look at and feels absolutely amazing on my back. I have limited mobility in my shoulders so it’s really nice to have a longer bar. The bar stays put because of the aggressive knurl but does not hurt the skin through a shirt. I’ve had several compliments so far. I would definitely buy again if need be.

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James Griffin
Another excellent bar

As with the DL bar the details make the difference. More comfortable, less slip on heavy lifts, knurling is just right and no flex compared to my general purpose power bar. Love it!