From what I’ve been reading (which isn’t a whole lot), the okie bars are a little thinner, flex more, and are for deadlifting, but some people don’t like the snap they get if they come off the floor fast?
that is right. They kick my ass at every meet I do because I am not used to the whip. Which is why I want one to train with…
And are the Texas Power bars any thicker than normal? I read somewhere that have “deep diamond knurling”. Are they more for squatting?[/quote]
The TX power bar is the same size and everything as a regular olympic bar like at the gym, I have one. Generally they get used for bench at meets since there is the big 55lb squat bar for squats and the okie on deads.
the diamond knurling just means the bar won’t slip out of your hands without taking skin with it.