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Original Texas Squat Bar

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Original Texas Squat Bar
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There are squat bars and then there are Texas Squat Bars.

Many companies sell squat bars these days, but few can withstand the test of time and heavy use like the Texas Squat Bar by Buddy Capps.

The first Texas Power Bars were made in 1980 by Buddy Capps - Texas powerlifter, expert machinist and innovator.

Buddy forever changed powerlifting with his special steel formula and revolutionary sleeve design, and his bars have been used ever since by thousands of powerlifters and powerlifting competitions worldwide. Texas bar owners can be proud to be a part of the long lineage of this classic backbone of the sport.

The Texas Squat Bar was one of the first, and arguably still is the best squat bar.

Barbell Specs:

Overall Length: 244 cm
Shaft Diameter: 31,75 mm
Sleeve Diameter: 50 mm
Distance Between Rings: 810 mm
Weight: 25 kg
Static Load Rating: 900 kg (2000 lbs), 190 000 psi tensile strength.
Coating: Rust resistant and non-slip zinc oxide.
Knurling: Sharp and deep, with 15 cm center knurling

Sleeves are made up of one piece construction with no bolts to lose, and have brass bushings that never require maintenance.

This bar can handle even your biggest squat. It is one of the strongest, most robust bars on the market, and is virtually maintenance free.

The Texas Squat Bar is the Official Competition Bar of the Global Powerlifting Alliance (GPA) and the International Powerlifting Organization (IPO) and used in many other federations.


Please see our barbell terms and conditions. The Texas Bar is one of the best there is and unlike generic/cheaper bars, is built to last. The Texas Power Bar was developed by Buddy Capps (a Texas powerlifter, expert machinist and innovator) more than 30 years ago and has since become the standard in powerlifting.