Wednesday 160413

For time:
Row 100 calories
*Every minute on the minute, perform 5 burpees

Post Results to BTWB.

The Swiss Bar, also known as the Multi Grip Bar.

The Swiss Bar, also known as the Multi Grip Bar.

Alright, after a week hiatus from “What are those?!”, we are back with Week 4. This edition will be with a focus on the Swiss Bar, which is also commonly known as the Multi Grip Bar. If you haven’t seen or used the Swiss Bar, you truly are missing a great training tool.

The Swiss Bar is great for all lifters who are looking to increase explosive strength. The neutral grip on this bar allow the athlete to both lower and lift the bar at a higher velocity do to the fact that the neutral grip ensures that the athlete doesn’t have to take as much time setting the shoulders in the correct position on the eccentric portion of the lift.

The other amazing benefit is that it takes a ton of stress off the shoulders during upper body pressing and can actually be another great tool to start adding back in after a shoulder injury. For this, I would recommend starting with your hands on the most narrow set of parallel handles to best mimic a close grip bench press. 

Due to the nature of the build, three sets of parallel handles, it’s an ideal tool for dynamic training. Having the option to switch your grip width, add chains and/or bands will allow you to customize the bar to your specific needs or rotate through your Max Effort and Dynamic Effort waves. The Swiss Bar is one of the quickest ways to bust plateaus with improved muscle recruitment.


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