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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.

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
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. 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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Jeff S.

Ach Nemesis Swiss bar

I love it take pain of bad shoulder . Gives you better chest activation with the deep stretch from the curtains of the bar

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Fitness for life I am 60 yrs old been lifting 25 yests

Bells of Steel

Hey Jeff, Thank you for the review. Enjoy the gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BOS crew

Dan K.

Arch Nemesis Swiss Bar

This bar is a game changer. First time I used it for lat pulls I was able to add an additional 40 lbs more than normal. Used it for shoulder presses and it added some new, "good" soreness. Also have used it for bent rows and hammer curls. Great product !!!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: At 54 years old, with 40 years of training, trying to keep what I have and maybe grow a bit.

Bells of Steel

Hey Dan, Thank you for the review. The Arch Nemesis is an amazing bar for shoulder issues and to keep pressing heavy without pain. Enjoy the gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BOS crew


Awsome bar

I like this bar! The conception and the angles of this bar is very versatile. It's my favorite bar for compound set.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Maintain my old shape!😜

Bells of Steel

Hey there, Thank you for the review! Enjoy all your gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BOS crew


Great product and great customer service

My partner loves the swiss bar and cable pulley I got for him. Everyone was super helpful and it shipped out quickly!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Fitness

Bells of Steel

Hey Laura, Thank you for the review! We are so happy your partner loves the Arch Nemesis and the Cable pulley system! Here are a few exercises your partner can add into your routine! Yours in strength, William

Angel V.

Believe the hype!!!

Purchased the Arch Nemosis Bar to add to my home gym. Been following Bells for a while and read great reviews on the company so I pulled the trigger and picked one up. I had a few questions and emailed and recieved a repo se in a hour or so which was great. Bar came in about a week or so to NJ and was well wrapped. No dings which is a plus. Welds were spot on and looked neat. I took it thru a quick run and did a few sets of chest presses and loved the range of motion. Mind you the primary purpose I got it was for different lat pull downs. Then I did a few sets of arm curls and it was great. Bar is about 40lbs which is great. Now to lat pull downs. Great to have different hand placements to attack back different ways. Overall I can say I am impressed by the bar. For what I need its great to have different hand placements. And it can be used for chest and arm days which is a super plus. And A+ for customer service and getting back to my few questions. I would highly recommend these guys!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Staying in shape
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Bells of Steel

Hey Angel, Thank you for the review, we are so happy you love the Arch Nemesis bar and that we could answer all your questions. P.S Try doing rows with the Arch nemesis bar, the extra ROM really kicks the lats butts! Enjoy the gainz! Yours in strength, William