How To Mount A Punching Bag | Our Quick and Easy Guide
One of the most common questions I always get asked is how do you properly mount a heavy bag or punching bag? Unlike an idle free standing punching bag, mounting a heavy bag is fairly easy and its only as difficult as you make it out to be. The first thing you must do when it comes time to mount your heavy bag is to determine your wall type. If it’s a cement wall, you will need cement screws and if its wooden wall then you will need wood screws. When mounting a punching bag, you will have to drill your wall which is why it’s important to have the correct type of screws. You have to know the kind of wall that you are drilling as improper screws can damage both your wall and your heavy bag. In addition, when picking where exactly the heavy bag will be mounted, you will need a rigid wall so as to avoid your bag to crash down on the first punch. If your wall is made up of cement in the basement, you will need another anchor.Measure the swivel that is on the bag hanger, the chain and the upper middle of the bag. Make sure that the center of the punching bag is hanging up at the shoulder height while standing.
Once you have figured out the wall type, screws needed and the location of where your heavy bag will be mounted, you will now need to measure the swivel that is on the bag hanger, the chain and the upper middle of the bag. Make sure that the center of the punching bag is hanging up at the shoulder height while standing to avoid having come crashing down.
After that has been completed, you must now drill in the screws and secure the wall mount bracket so we can hang the heavy bag.
When the wall mount is in its place, you can now install your punching bag. First, put the chain on the bag and then lift the punching bag to get the chain on the wall hanger. Finally, your punching bag is in its place. Put on you gloves and do some testing on how it works. Throw some light jabs just to gauge how well the bag is mounted and be sure to examine the actual foundation and mounting bracket when a strike is thrown. If you find that the bracket wiggles a bit when light strikes are thrown, it is recommended that you resecure and tighten the screws.