How To Hang A Heavy Bag [Step by Step Guide]

So you already chose the perfect punching bag for your home, bought it, and you are rushing to start training on it.

But only to find out that you must hang it first.

Here lays the question of today’s article: “How to hang a heavy bag?” and we are going to explain the best 3 methods.

Let’s begin.

Hanging From a Ceiling Mount

One of the best ways to actually hang a heavy bag is to use a ceiling mount. The steps are very easy to follow and we will tell you the exact recipe.

1. Get yourself a ceiling mount

Getting a ceiling mount is the first step for obvious reasons. You can get it from Amazon or you can try searching for a place near to your home that sells one.

Usually, if you check some sports stores there will be definitely ceiling mounts in one of them.

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2. Find support ceiling beams/joists

Make sure they are strong enough and that you have enough room to move around the bag.

3. Attach the mount

Yes, it is that easy. Everything you need to attach should be included in the package you bought.

That’s it! Enjoy your heavy bag training.

If you are looking for other methods for hanging a punching bag continue to read.

Related: Everlast Omniflex Bag

Hanging it From a Beam

The good thing about this method is that you don’t have to buy anything else if you already have a suitable bolt.

1. Search for the right joist

Again, make sure that the joist is strong enough to support the bag. You don’t want to damage the ceiling of your house.

2. Drill a hole through the beam

Drill a hole through the joist.

Make sure that you measured the bolt before drilling a hole. The bolt should be 2 or 3 inches longer than the beam so you can hang the chains of the bag.

Tip: try to use a drill with a similar diameter to the bolt.

3. Attach the bolt

Slide the bolt in the hole you just made with the eye pointing downwards and tighten it.

4. Hang the bag

Attach the heavy bag to the eye of your bolt and you are ready to go!

If you liked this method, enjoy your workout as we continue with the last one.

Related: Everlast Powercore Bag

Hanging a Heavy Bag With a Wall Mount

1. Get a wall mount

This step should be fairly easy because you can find wall mounts in sports stores next to you or online from Amazon for example.

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2. Attach it to the wall

Again, everything should be included and you should not have any problems with this step.

Make sure that your wall is strong enough so it can handle the weight of the bag.

An important note is that using a wall mount will give you less space to move around the bag. However, sometimes this is the only and the most easier option.

3. Enjoy

Enjoy your brand new heavy bag and train smart!