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

** Bare Steel bars are made to order. Lead time 7-14 days.

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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 288 reviews
Josh S.
Still the standard

I've got OH and TX power bars ... although the the OH is a great bar, the TX Power bar is still the standard to this day. It's the best power bar on the market, consistent in its construction (I've used them since the 90's), and they last forever with minimal maintenance.

Benjamin Salazar
Proud Texas Power Bar Owner!

I ordered a black zinc coated shaft and chrome plated sleeve Texas Power Bar. Shipping was fast and the bar arrived as ordered and in perfect condition. I couldn’t be happier with my TPB and can confidently say it’s the best barbell I have ever used. Thank you Buddy Capps and the Texas Power Bar team!

Alex Strong
Outstanding, beautiful bar and service

Loving my power bar, especially the knurling, it got here pretty fast,and communication from y'all was great. Will remember to return when I need another one.

Awesome Barbell

If I could go back in time 7 years when I started my garage gym, I would by this bar. I've seen a lot of people online exaggerate the knurling tearing their hands up. To me, it's pretty perfect. I have a certain bar from Ohio that it gets compared to a lot, which is also a good bar. But, I can say that the TPB's knurling is objectively better than the other bar. I can grab both bars and try to turn them in my hand, the TPB sticks better. I also don't bang the weights when unracking squats anymore because of the wider collars. There's also a coolness factor with this bar with it's history and uniqueness. Again, the only buyers remorse here is that I didn't get it 7 years ago.

Better than expected

This bar is the knurliest. I knew the TPB was more aggressive but that is an understatement. Very happy with the build quality as well.