How to Hang a Punching Bag Outside

Punching bags aren’t just amazing for fighters: they’re the perfect investment for anyone looking to tone up or lose fat because of the high-impact cardio and resistance workouts they deliver. We’ve discussed how to figure out which punching bag is for you, so what comes next is how to set one up. Not everyone has the kind of indoor space they’d like for a bag, especially when it comes to a longer, swinging heavy bag. For a better spot, you might want to look outdoors. A roof, balcony, or yard can be a great place for your bag. Now let’s teach you how to hang a punching bag outside:

Find the Right Bag

The most common punching bag options are speed bags, double end bags, and heavy bags. Speed bags are definitely the smallest, and filled with air, so they fall on the lighter side. Heavy bags are the most common outdoor installations because they require the most space. The height of the bag is definitely something to consider: they usually come between 2.5 to 3.5 feet long, and so you’ll need to measure your space to see which one fits best there.

Hang a Punching Bag outside

Find the Right Space

Finding the right space matters in terms of how wide it is, whether it allows for a hook mount, and where it is situating outside. While the outdoors might seem ideal, too much sun and moisture can wear down your bag. This can be a threat in the long term, as it can cause the chain to rust and the bag to fall unexpectedly. Hence, the best place would have some cover. A patio or a ledge would serve you well in making sure your equipment lasts as long as possible, come rain or shine.

Find the Right Space

Do Your Due Diligence

If you’re looking for a ceiling mount, you have to be sure that it can support the weight of your bag. The ceiling mount or hook would be attached to a supporting beam, so you need to be sure you’ve checked what its weight bearing limits are. This can be done with the help of an online support beam calculator against the weight of your bag. Whatever the limit, make sure it’s at least 4 times your bag’s weight so that you’re on the safe side. The height from which you want to hang the bag should also be correctly measures: you need it to be high enough to remain aerodynamic, yet low enough to be able to use the length of it efficiently.

Do Your Due Diligence

Focus on Accessories

The quality of your chain and hooks is something you can’t compromise on for safety and longevity. Ideally, your chain should be long enough to wrap twice around the supporting beam. Try to get a chain that is weather resistant in order to withstand the forces of nature: this is crucial to keep your bag right. Using ‘S’ shaped hooks also provides the correct kind of support and keeps the chain and bag locked together with the weight well distributed. Creating a system using high-quality materials gives you more bang for your buck in the long term.

Focus On Accessories

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