Maybe you’ve seen the bulky, kind of odd-looking bar in your gym, or maybe you’re contemplating buying yourself a new toy for your garage gym. Or maybe you’ve just finished a meet or hit a lifting plateau, and you’re looking for ways to spice up your accessory lift life. If you want to get gains by simply changing a piece of equipment you’re using for your accessory lifts, look no further than a Swiss bar. Also known as a football bar or multi-grip bar, these bars come in various styles and weights, but they all have one thing in common: the bar has multiple neutral grip options, like a thin, rectangular barbecue grill. You can adjust your hands to take a wide grip, medium-grip, or close grip. And all of these options are neutral, with your palms facing each other instead of the standard pronated or hook grips that regular barbells call for. This grip neutrality will do wonders for your shoulders, which is great because we know powerlifters always have something wrong with our shoulders. Your elbows, too, will thank you. And when your joints are healthier, your lift numbers will skyrocket.  The other thing about the Swiss bar? It’s weird. It’s weirdly shaped, and that’ll help yo...