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.

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 181 reviews
Ash T
Sexy bar

This bar is so beautiful and amazing to lift with. Such a great investment for our personal home gym. Do it and you won't regret it!

Great Power Bar

WoW!! This is a beautiful bar. Love the knurling. Your hands really stick on the bar without any chalk needed. Did the Big 3 with this bar without any problems. Try not to listen to some of those negative reviews on YouTube about this bar. You won't be disappointed!! Highly recommend!!

Bryan Murphy
Holy SH!T This is a great bar!

Wow! I wish I bought this bar in the first place! It is built like a tank, it looks amazing and the knurling is spectacular! I may never need to use chalk again. I ordered the bar over the weekend and it shipped first thing Monday morning. I got the bar 2 days later. The shipping packaging was perfect...(be prepared to struggle opening the tub its packed so well). Its a bushing bar, but it spins well, but not too much. I will be using the bar for bench, squat and dead lift so I didnt want the spin of a bearing bar. But the real story is the knurling. If you want aggressive knurling this should be the only bar you buy. (I wasted money on a Synergee bar that said it had aggressive knurling and it was terribly weak). Everyone should have a Texas Power Bar...PERIOD.

You won't be disappointed!

Shipped well within the posted time frame and shipping was very quick. I was a little worried that the knurling might be too aggressive, but upon receiving it, I'm extremely happy with it. Knurling is great, even throughout, fairly aggressive but not so much that it cuts into my hands. Sleeves rotate very smoothly, and the fit and finish is top notch. Overall an excellent barbell at a great price.

10/10 worth every penny

Received my original Texas Power Bar well within the posted lead time. Good Communication about order status. Beautiful craftsmanship the bar is flawless right out of the tube. Already put to use in a few work outs and know I am set for life with this barbell. Knurling is top notch. Truly built to last a lifetime. I went with bare steel, would buy again. Looking at their other bars now. 100% Recommend!