The Westside bar is a 29mm powerlifting bar designed to the specs of Louie Simmons founder of Westside Barbell. This bar features an aggressive deep knurl that is well suited to the big 3 lifts: squat, bench and deadlift. This bar has single powerlifting knurl marks and a center knurl to keep the bar in place during the heaviest of squats.
Westside Power Bar Review by Joe
Quality 5 out of 5 stars
Comparable to Eleiko & TPB Quality. I have worked in the gym business for 10+ years and have used many barbells from different manufacturers. In our club we have York, Elieko, Texas Power Bars, etc..etc… I was looking for an affordable bar for my gym at home, but needed one that matched the standards of the USAPL & International Powerlifting Federation organizations. ( Eleiko’s will run you $1,300+ )This bar fit the bill in every way. The knurling is aggressive. It is not as deep as the old TPB, but slightly more aggressive than a Eleiko Power Bar.
Texas power barbell review by Jeremy Frey
“As a strength coach I prefer the Texas Power Bar for its versatility, grip and strength. It is a great bar for not only benching, but for squats (all varieties), deadlifts (all varieties) and pretty much any movement I need my athletes to perform with a barbell, even Olympic movements. Now, with the new collars and black coating rust isn’t even an issue. For Powerlifting, it’s the bar I use for all movements including bench (all varieties), deadlifts, rows, etc. I even used it for squatting when I didn’t have the access to a Texas Squat Bar. I used weights over 900 pounds without any whipping or issues. Best overall universal bar you can own!!” –Jeremy Frey
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Texas power barbell review by Jim Wendler
“These are a staple of any serious weight room. There are a couple of things you should never skimp on when building your weight room, and the bar that you hold in your hands, over your face/head and on your back is one of them. These bars are built to last and built for lifting weights. If you don’t have these bars, get them now.” –Jim Wendler
Westside Power Bar Review by Jim:
It feels great in your hands and back. The bar is also VERY stiff which is important for heavy squats and benches. There is barely any whip over 500lbs+ which feels great. I cannot wait till we start training with gear this year when we will have lifters in the 600lb+, 700lb+, 800lb+ clubs to try it out. It is a little tougher to deadlift with because of the lack of flexibility in the bar, but if you compete in powerlifting this will only make you better on the platform. I do not recommend using this bar for anything but powerlifting. This is exactly what the bar is designed for. Hence, “Westside Barbell” / “Louie Simmons”. We will be ordering a couple more now for our Commercial Gym, & CrossFit Affiliate.
Texas power bar review by Zane Geeting
“The Texas Power Bar is superior to other bars in that it is stiffer and holds up to heavy loads better than any other bar available. We have one in our gym that is over five years old. It has held up to over 800 pound benches week in and week out. The bar is still straight as an arrow and the knurling is still great. It’s a top-notch bar that puts up to abuse and stands the test of time.” –Zane Geeting
Westside Power Bar Review by Thomas
Quality 5 out of 5 stars
This bar has an awesome knurl and grips very well to the hands. Combine this with a Rogue bar for the oly stuff and you will be set. I love the fact that the nicest bar I have ever used is in my basement!
Westside Power Bar Review by Matt
Quality 5 out of 5 stars
This bar is an excellent all-around bar for training the SQ, BP, DL, and OHP. It’s stiff and doesn’t really flex plus it has a nice deep knurling. It’s got a nice finish, it’s easy to maintain, and has quickly become a favorite amongst the variety of bars we have at our facility.Questions from athletes in our gym.
Question: Which is the better barbell with the texas power bar vs westside power bar? Both are high quality barbells. Go to a local gym and try out each one and see how much flex and decide if you like the knurling.
Question: Does Buddy Capps have a place where he welds? Yes; you can go to the shop where they make the barbells.
Question: Where can I find out more information about the Arnold Classic strongman competition? Check out the Arnold Classic website here:
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