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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.

UPDATE: The sleeve diameter of the Arch Nemesis Swiss Bar has been increased to 49.7mm so that Olympic collars fit correctly. Any Arch Bars sold before Apr 6, 2024 have the old 48mm diameter and will require axle collars as a result.

“The Arch Nemesis has been a nice addition to my garage gym. Well constructed and unlocked a number of different exercises.” – Dennis T.


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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.

Want to learn more about specialty bars? Then check out our article: Best Specialty Barbells for Strength Training.

IMPORTANT: Please note the sleeves on the Arch Nemesis Bar are made of steel tubing instead of traditional machined barbell sleeves. They won’t rotate like a barbell sleeve but have a 49.7mm diameter, so Olympic collars will fit correctly. This means axle collars are NOT needed.


Measurements5.5″ x 7.5″ / 140 mm x 190 mm
Max Capacity600 lbs / 272 kg
Bar Weight24lb / 11kg
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. For more, check out the Top 5 Arch Nemesis Swiss Bar Benefits.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

It has 29mm diameter handles and 1,984mm/78.1″ length.

It weighs 10.9kg/24lbs.

It has a black powder coated finish, with steel tubing sleeves.

Yes, both Olympic weight plates and Olympic collars will fit this bar.

It has a 600lb capacity.

In the box, you’ll find the barbell itself and a generous coating of oil in order to minimize oxidation during shipping.

Covered under our Limited Lifetime Warranty guarantees that your bar will not bend under normal use, and protects against defects in material, function and workmanship.