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Texas Deadlift Bar

Im thinking about buying a Texas deadlift bar I’m sure plenty of people here have used one before I’m just curious about what people think about them are they worth all the money

george leeman won’t leave his home without 1

Tis a great bar. Sharp knurling and good bend.

Amazing product. You will not regret purchasing it.

Yep, TDB’s are great. I assume you already have a Texas Power bar? Or at least a good power bar to lift with?

That’s good enough for me I’m getting one probably getting it through elite were getting a bonus where I work so my girl gets new couches I get a deadlift bar thanks for all the replies brothers

Its not a bad bar not my favorite but amazing to hold on to but has some insane whip and can make pulling a bitch so your grip better be there or you will lose skin. Also they are horrible for warping so do not ever use that bar for rack pulls. Block Pulls work great but a Heavy Rack Pull will leave that bar useless.

Thanks for the advice Reed I’ll remember that also what bar do you use to dead with

We have a Texas and or a CAP Power Bar that we use for most of our pulls Because there is very little bend off the floor and its a slightly thicker bar. As we get closer to a meet we have a Texas Deadlift Bar and a Elieko Deadlift Bar. We contact the meet director and figure out which bar they are using and then we will choose which is most like the comp bar so we get used to it 3-4 weeks out.

This allows us to get a ton of carry over to a deadlift bar because we are able to pull a lot of slack out of the bar and its a lot easier to hold on to because we have been using a much stiffer and thicker bar. I seriously get 30lbs out of TDB and 45lbs out of a Elieko Bar because, I am able to pull slack and get a better bite. So very few of my training videos are on a Deadlift Bar. When I pulled 600 last night off of the CAP Power Bar it makes me very confident that I will pull 625+ off of a Deadlift Bar.

Damn bro !!! 600 that’s BAD ASS I got 465 my goal is 500 In time I will get there I’ve squatted 400 below parallel I can bench 380 I think a lil more if I had someone to spot me I lose position when I go up in weight but my dead always been hard for me to get up anyway thanks for the feed back and good luck at ur meet

[quote]JOEDIESELDIAMOND wrote:
Damn bro !!! 600 that’s BAD ASS I got 465 my goal is 500 In time I will get there I’ve squatted 400 below parallel I can bench 380 I think a lil more if I had someone to spot me I lose position when I go up in weight but my dead always been hard for me to get up anyway thanks for the feed back and good luck at ur meet [/quote]

Hahaha thanks man but I’m the opposite of you lol. I have squat 520 for 5, pulled 600 but if I Bench 300 ill be very happy at this meet lol.

If I could dead that much and rep 520 I wouldn’t even care about benching those are solid ass numbers neway I ordered my bar I hope it helps I’ll let u guys no what happens thanks again for the input Reed .KEEP SMASHING !!!