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Arch Nemesis Swiss Bar

One of the most versatile specialty barbells you can get for your gym. The Arch Nemesis Swiss Bar is our spin-off of the classic Swiss Bar and doubles as a cable attachment.


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The Arch Nemesis Swiss Bar/attachment is essential for lifters with bad shoulders

One of the most versatile specialty barbells you can get, the Arch Nemesis is not only a shoulder saver and a bench builder, but it also doubles as a cable attachment. This welded bar has three different angled grips and a hook on the top for easy attachment onto whatever cable machine you have — or even better — pair it with the Bells of Steel Belt Squat Machine.

IMPORTANT: The sleeves on the Arch Nemesis Swiss Bar are made of steel tubing instead of being regular barbell sleeves. This means that the sleeves are a few millimeters smaller than those on a regular barbell — regular 2” collars will not fit tightly without modifications. To find out how to secure your weight plates on steel tubing sleeves, click here.


Measurements5.5″ x 7.5″ / 140 mm x 190 mm
Max Capacity600 lbs
Bar Weight11kg / 24lb
Length78″ / 1981 mm
Grip Handle DistancesNarrow: 12″ / 305 mm | Middle: 20.5″ / 521 mm | Wide: 29″ / 737 mm

Benefits of the Arch Nemesis Barbell

  • It protects your shoulders
    The 3 different neutral handle grips on the bar are a Surefire way to alleviate shoulder pain when pressing. The Arch Nemesis Bar also can allow a lifter with shoulder problems to get back to pressing with little shoulder discomfort.
  • It will increase your bench
    The bar has been used very successfully to develop lockout strength by shifting the stress to your triceps which will increase your lockout strength with big weights. The arch shape allows you to go beyond your typical ROM and get even deeper for massive gains.

Here is a list of some of the most popular movements you can do with it

  • Bench Press
  • Bent over rows
  • Lat pull down
  • Hammer Curls

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Brandon H.

Arch Nemesis Swiss Bar

The bar shipped quickly and arrived in good shape. This is a well made bar with good quality. Thank you for making this affordable for a guy like me to purchase for my family’s gym. One suggestion could be to include a small B.O.S sticker that the user could slap on to help quickly identify the front of the bar. I put an old lockjaw collar sticker on, but thought it would be cool if there was a BOS sticker. Great job on this product and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Gaining strength
Bells of Steel Arch Nemesis Swiss Bar Review

Bells of Steel

Hi Brandon! Thanks for the review on our Arch Nemesis Swiss Bar! We appreciate your feedback. Happy to hear you enjoy your new barbell and it is a great addition for your home gym. Happy lifting! Thanks again for the review! Irene and the B.o.S. Crew

philip d.

Swiss Bar review

Great for pressing over head and benching. Plenty of room for a comfortable grip. Used it for lat pull and it worked really well with the Bell's o steel pully cable. Did not work well for skull crushers. The flat steel dug into the wrist a bit making it less ideal than a standard curl bar.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Strength is never a weakness and weakness is never a strength
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Bells of Steel

Thanks for the review Philip! We appreciate your feedback on our Arch Nemesis Swiss bar. The Barbell is pretty versatile and the multi grip is great to avoid shoulder pain and allows for a variety of different workouts. Hope you enjoy your new barbell! Happy lifting! Irene and the B.o.S Crew


Arch Nemesis Swiss Bar

Does everything I want for different neutral grip press, and row exercises. And also I like that it can be attached to a cable.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: remain fit and healthy for the foreseeable future

Bells of Steel

Thanks for the review! The multi grip feature is probably my favorite part about this bar. It allows for variety in my workouts, which I love. We're glad you love your new bar! Happy lifting! Erica and the B.o.S Crew!

Ryan H.

Great Bar

Love Love this Bar. Very Versatile Solid Bar Takes alot of strain off my shoulders when doing Bench pressing

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Get Stronger as I age

Bells of Steel

Thanks for the awesome review! This bar should be nicknamed the should saver, lol. We're glad you love your bar and glad to know it will be used a lot in your home gym. Enjoy the gains, Erica and the B.o.S Crew!

Allan S.

Love My New Swiss Bar !

I love this new bar . The grip widths are perfectly placed , it’s light weight but it’s sturdy too . Great product !

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Bodybuilding

Bells of Steel

Hi Allan, Thanks for the review on our Arch Nemesis Swiss Bar! It's a solid barbell and we love it too. Happy to hear you are pleased with our product and happy lifting💪💪 Irene and the B.o.S. Crew