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Q: How to make a Punching Bag ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: How to make a Punching Bag
Category: Sports and Recreation
Asked by: unclnis-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 17 Feb 2004 09:50 PST
Expires: 18 Mar 2004 09:50 PST
Question ID: 307668
Hello Experts
Im looking for online instructions about creating/making your own
Punching Bag for casual home trainigs. Specifically: what materials
should be used,what should be inside the bag, bag's attachment to the
roof, size weight and so on.
preferablly with pictures.
Subject: Re: How to make a Punching Bag
Answered By: byrd-ga on 20 Feb 2004 17:58 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi unclnis,

I'm always impressed by any evidence of the very admirable trait of
resourcefulness!  So I was especially interested to see whether I
could to come up with some resources for you.  And I?m happy to report
that, while there wasn't a whole lot out there, there was nevertheless
some good information, with enough variety that I believe you will be
able to find some good ideas that both appeal to you and meet your

--The most complete instructions I found (including photos) was a
martial arts site telling how to improvise different types of training
gear, including a punching bag.  There isn't a picture of the punching
bag, alas, but enough other photos that I think you will be able to
get some idea, and the instructions are quite clear.  You?ll need to
scroll about 3/4 of the way down the page to find the instructions for
the punching bag. And if you should have any questions, the author has
listed his email.

--Then, here is an answer from a boxing site resident expert to a
question on how to make a punching bag, with some good ideas and

--Here is another site about improvising martial arts training tools,
including discussion on various means of making punching bags: 

--You might find this article interesting.  It?s about making a
?makiwara,? which isn?t technically a punching bag, but is used for a
similar purpose in karate training.  It?s an illustrated article on
how to make it, and perhaps could be adapted to a punching bag, or you
might even like to try this tool as described: 

--This forum discussion is all about the best way(s) to hang a heavy
bag, and goes into quite a bit of detail.  While a smaller punching
bag wouldn?t require as much care, of course, it?s nevertheless a good

--Here is a link to another discussion forum, this one about boxing
and training equipment that includes some interesting info on punching
bags and improvisation.  It also talks about weight and how to
increase it, etc. as well as giving you some idea of the various
weights of punching bags and heavy bags, which can range from about 20
lbs. to over 80 lbs. for a heavy.  There is also discussion of various
things to fill a bag with, such as sand, leather scraps, cloth and
maize.  Just scroll down and click on ?punching bags,? ?what to fill a
heavy bag with,? and other thread titles that interest you.  Perhaps
you could also register and post a question/comment of your own for
further help:

I do hope you will find this information helpful.  If anything needs
clarifying, please use the ?Request Clarification? feature to ask
before rating and closing your question so I can be sure you?ve found
what you need.  Best of luck ? with your bag and with your training!


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unclnis-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you, exactly what I needed!

Subject: Re: How to make a Punching Bag
From: feilong-ga on 17 Feb 2004 10:30 PST
Perhaps you can try this:

Real Life Publishing LLC
Homemade Punching Bag

There are also some cheap punching bags in the market or you may
consider buying used punchbags instead.
Subject: Re: How to make a Punching Bag
From: techtor-ga on 17 Feb 2004 10:53 PST
I was thinking of looking for someone you really hate and socking to
him right there. A very satisfying punching bag. A little humor there.
Subject: Re: How to make a Punching Bag
From: progre2-ga on 20 Feb 2004 09:35 PST
you should use a leather bag. If you don't have one then buy it ;).
Then you fill it with different materials. If you are a starter, i
suggest you use old clothes and things like that. If you are pretty
strong you could use sand, but thats optional :D.

Then just fix some chains on the top of the bag, fix them on the ceiling.
Subject: Re: How to make a Punching Bag
From: byrd-ga on 28 Feb 2004 18:03 PST
Hi Unclnis,

I'm so happy you were pleased with the information provided.  Thank
you very much for the nice comment and five-star rating!  Best of luck
to you.  I hope you get your punching bag made and are able to use it
to good effect!


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