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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.

“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 read our article: Best Specialty Barbells for Strength Training.

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. But the best way to secure weights on this bar is to use our Axle Collar Zip Clips, which are specifically designed for this bar’s steel tubing.


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
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  • My Fitness Goal Is: Kids are watching gotta be a role model

Leaves a lot to be desired. Regret purchase.

Bought bar when it went on sale for Black Friday. Didn’t use till after Christmas. Kept bumping into my safety spotter arms. Figured it wouldn’t fit my hulk fit rack and put it aside. After pulling it back out a few months later I realized the sleeves on the bar are greatly slanted down which tilts weight plates where the hit the safeties. Added some barbell collars to inside of weights to space them so I could use bar. Greatly disappointed in the quality control


Bells of Steel

Hi Adam, Thank you for taking the time to review our arch nemesis Swiss bar. We are very sorry this product was not up to standard and we will be reaching out to you shortly to see if we can find a resolution. Yours in strength, Marcus & the BoS team

Jerry A.
  • My Fitness Goal Is: Increase strength and size. Just trying to stay fit and having fun working out.

Awesome Pump

Great swiss bar, excellent workout using the Nemesis. A must when working chest, triceps and Lats. This bar is now added to my workout routine, provides me with a great pump on all three workouts. Thank you Bells of steal.


Bells of Steel

Hi Jerry, Thank you so much for reviewing our arch nemesis bar! We are delighted you have been so pleased with your purchased and that this new piece has been great for working your chest , triceps, and lats. We hope you continue to love it, and we wish you the best! Sincerely, Marcus & the BoS team

Matthew S.
  • My Fitness Goal Is: Bodybuilding

Good but had issues

Overall I love this bar but there were some things that I really didn’t like on this order and will prevent me from buying from BoS for quite awhile in the further. The label plate on the bar is on the wrong side for when using this for pressing. Not a major deal just a lack of QC is all. Packaging was minimal at best. Come with a few dings around it I touched up with a paint pen. Again cosmetic no major deal. My main issue is I placed this order with this bar being in stock. Took awhile for it to actually ship(I don’t count creating a label for shipment only when it leaves the facility) and then a week goes by and no update on tracking at all. So I reach out to CS and they have always been amazing no fault there. They had to create a case for the shipment and it finally arrived over two weeks on a in stock item. And I don’t live very far from where this bar came from either. I have bought so much from BoS in the past and this is the biggest problem I’ve had to date. Still saying a lot good about them. But I’ll be waiting awhile for them to get their logistics in line before placing another order from them again.

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Bells of Steel

Hi Matthew, Thank you for taking the time to review our Arch nemesis Bar today. We are terribly sorry about the lack of communication in terms of your tracking info and shipping times. It is something we are striving on improving every day and we want you to know it is actively being worked on . Please feel free to contact us at with any questions or concerns. Again we are very sorry about this. Sincerely, Marcus & the BoS team

Molly B.
  • My Fitness Goal Is: Build muscle

Great product!

We love this bar so much. There is only one con: the coating is already chipping off in some areas but it does not affect the usability. I also don’t recommend trying to surprise a loved one with this because if you aren’t home when it’s delivered, the box says Arch Nemesis Swiss Bar in hard to miss bold lettering.


Bells of Steel

Hi Molly, Thank you so much for a great review. We are so happy that you're loving your new Arch nemesis Swiss Bar! Hopefully the surprise wasn't ruined! Yours in strength, Marcus & the B.o.S crew.

Charlie S.
  • My Fitness Goal Is: Wellness

Great Value

The item is exactly as expected. Not a top of the line bar but for a home gym and performing the same movement as the Kabuki Kadillac bar this was a no brainer. Great quality and feels excellent!


Bells of Steel

Thanks for the 4 Star Review Charlie! Great to hear that you are enjoying your new bar! It's a great option for adding a tonne of versatility to your training without a huge price tag. Here is a video of the overview of the bar: Happy lifting! Brandon and the B.o.S. Team