The Texas Bar is one of the best there is and unlike generic/cheaper bars, is built to last. The Texas Squat 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.
* Previously these bars were sold with bare steel sleeves. They now feature chrome coated sleeves to help prevent rust.
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 Squat Bars were first made in 1986 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.
- Overall Length: 244 cm
- Shaft Diameter: 31,75 mm
- Sleeve Diameter: 50 mm
- Distance Between Rings: 810 mm
- Sleeve Type: Chrome coated steel
- 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 centre knurling
Sleeves are made up of one piece construction with no bolts to lose, and have brass bushings.
This bar can handle even your biggest squat. It is one of the strongest, most robust bars on the market, and is low maintenance.
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.