How to Hang a Punching Bag in the Garage

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How to Hang a Punching Bag in the Garage
Hanging a punchbag is simple. (kids punch bag image by Christopher Nolan from

A punchbag is a simple and effective workout tool. However, to be useful it needs to be hung in a place with plenty of room to move around. Hanging a punchbag in a garage provides space for utilising the punchbag to the fullest extent, and can improve workout and training regimens. Hanging a punchbag may require a partner, as some punching bags are very heavy.

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Things you need

  • Ladder
  • Drill
  • 1/2-inch drill bit
  • 2 1/2-inch eye bolt
  • Screwdriver
  • Swivel link
  • 1/2-inch S-hook

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  1. 1

    Read all manufacturer instructions before hanging a punchbag to ensure that you are following all recommended safety procedures for your model.

  2. 2

    Choose an area of the garage with several feet of open space for manoeuvring during workouts. Use a ladder to reach the ceiling and choose a sturdy beam to hang the bag. A beam is best able to withstand the force generated by the swinging punchbag. Drill a hole for the eye bolt using the 1/2-inch drill bit. Anchor the bolt in the drilled hole.

  3. 3

    Place a swivel link on the eye bolt. This will allow the bag to turn and rotate freely during workouts, preventing the chains from becoming stressed and snapping.

  4. 4

    Attach the punchbag chains to the top of the bag according to the manufacturer's instructions, if the chains were not already attached. Most punching bags come with four chains and a central chain that is attached to the ceiling.

  5. 5

    Place an S-hook through the swivel link in the ceiling. This will be the place from which the punchbag will be hung.

  6. 6

    Work with a partner to lift the punchbag chain up to the S-hook. Ensure that the chain is short enough to allow the bag to hang off the floor according to the manufacturer's instructions. Hang the punchbag at a height suitable for your own height and workout preferences.

Tips and warnings

  • Use any equipment or accessories that come with your punchbag for best results.
  • Be sure to follow all the manufacturer's safety instructions when installing and using a punchbag.

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