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Are you ready to develop a boxer''code-block code-block-3''margin: 8px 8px 8px 0; float: left;''re at the point where you do need or want some boxing equipment to take your training to the next level - there is nothing spectacular or complicated about boxing equipment and it''re broke or simply don''m going to show you how to make your own home boxing gym which is every bit as functional as one equipped with brand name equipment.
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Elements of the Home Made Boxing Gym
To fully outfit a home boxing gym the requirements are fairly simple and I''re going to learn to make would cost you at least $1000 if you bought it new.
- Adequate space
- The Heavy Bag Stand or Cage (approx $150)
- Heavy Bag (approx $15)
- Double End Bag (approx $15)
- Slip Bag (likely FREE)
- Uppercut Bag (approx $15)
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How much space is enough to build your boxing gym?
You want a space big enough to divide into two areas. One area is where you''re working on.
If you want to replicate the type of space you''s a ring size of about 258-400 square feet).
Now I know that''s warm every day of the year, you''t handle dimensions like that (and still have room for the car) and have a separate area to hang my bags so I''ll still be able to practice all your movement, pivots and the like - you''re going to hang your boxing bags - you want enough space ideally to hang both a heavy bag and a double end bag so you don''re looking at one bag - it''re looking at a minimum area of about 84-116 square feet. That''t have that much room - then you work with what you''t dismiss your home boxing gym - adapt and overcome.
How to Make a Home Made Heavy Bag Stand or Cage
I built the heavy bag stand that I use in my garage boxing gym. I wanted to avoid hanging a lot of weight from my roof (as I have two heavy bags and a double end bag) and also because I train early in the morning and my daughter sleeps right above the garage.
I initially did hang the heavy bag from the roof but the vibrations (even with a heavy bag spring) made it sound like the house was falling down. My daughter is 16 and didn''ll find a number of options and most of them do not allow 360 degree movement around them. The ones that do are basically cages but they''t interested in paying that much so it was time to improvise.
My two bags hanging from my home made wooden heavy bag stand/cage
I couldn''s custom sized to the space I have available and sturdy enough to for 1 last update 2020/05/30 withstand the weight of two heavy bags (about 3-400lbs). I can use it as a chin-up bar, hang a TRX or other suspension trainer on it, and attach/detach a slip bag and double end bag, and probably other uses I haven''d like to do differently or maybe assemble things in a slightly different sequence.I couldn''s custom sized to the space I have available and sturdy enough to withstand the weight of two heavy bags (about 3-400lbs). I can use it as a chin-up bar, hang a TRX or other suspension trainer on it, and attach/detach a slip bag and double end bag, and probably other uses I haven''d like to do differently or maybe assemble things in a slightly different sequence.
What You Need for Your Heavy Bag Stand (Cage)
The list of materials to build a heavy bag stand resembling mine consists of:
- 4 - 4 x 4 x 9 (I just got the cheapest stuff I could which happens to be pressure treated)
- 8-2x6x10 (Spruce - again cheapest I could get). Note that the picture only has seven - I had to go back and get one more...you need eight.
- 2-2x4x8 (gets cut up in 2ft sections to make the braces)
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- 4-8"" would work fine) with nuts and washers
- 4-6"" - 1"" wood screws
Assembling Your Heavy Bag Stand (Cage)
Keep in mind that I''m sure that if you have any carpentry or woodworking skills whatsoever you will be able to improve on my design. There is nothing complicated about this and it seems to be doing the trick for me. I did learn a thing or two about building it that I can pass on so you don''t need to cut them unless the space you have is less than the length the 1 last update 2020/05/30 of the boards -if so you''re going to build two of these, so just repeat once you have one done.Keep in mind that I''m sure that if you have any carpentry or woodworking skills whatsoever you will be able to improve on my design. There is nothing complicated about this and it seems to be doing the trick for me. I did learn a thing or two about building it that I can pass on so you don''t need to cut them unless the space you have is less than the length of the boards -if so you''re going to build two of these, so just repeat once you have one done.
a. Measure and Drill Holes for Assembly. The idea here is that you want to attach the beams to the 4 x 4s which are the legs of your stand and then brace them so it can hold everything up without moving too much. This stand is going to creak and groan and flex a little but it won''ll use the big ass lag bolts so you need to drill a hole the diameter of the lag bolt through both the 4 x 4 and the beam you just built.
Lay two 4 x 4s on the floor and put one of your beams on top of them to space them out and make your measurements. You need to come in from the end for 1 last update 2020/05/30 of the beam and 4 x 4 so when you drill everything lines up nice.Lay two 4 x 4s on the floor and put one of your beams on top of them to space them out and make your measurements. You need to come in from the end of the beam and 4 x 4 so when you drill everything lines up nice.
Measure in from the end of your beam the width of a 4x4 and divide by 2 so the hole will match up with center of the 4x4.
Measure middle of your beam width.
Mark the hole where you''t be on the same side as the holes you''s ready to be attached to the back legs when you stand everything up.
b. Attach the Beam to Legs. Position the beam ON TOP of the legs, put a lag bolt in each hole and push it through until it hits the floor.
c. Attach the Braces. This deviates a bit from how I built mine but this should make standing the sides up and tightening everything down much easier. When you try and stand it up without the braces, the legs can swing in and out - makes for an interesting experience but not the safest setup. As such I don''t be able to attach these while the side assemblies are on the ground.
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The back cross brace again...
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Until you get the back cross brace with it''t forget to push the lag bolts the rest of the way through on all the side assemblies and the cross brace, put on a washer and then tighten them as much the 1 last update 2020/05/30 as you can.Until you get the back cross brace with it''t forget to push the lag bolts the rest of the way through on all the side assemblies and the cross brace, put on a washer and then tighten them as much as you can.
Attach the front for 1 last update 2020/05/30 cross braceAttach the front cross brace
4. Attach the Front Cross Brace. With any luck you''s probably not all that stable.
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You attach the front cross brace the same as the back cross brace but you position it just under the top beams and you don''re almost there - now it''code-block code-block-1''margin: 8px 8px 8px 0; float: left;''re done. You have a fully functional home made heavy bag stand/cage. Attach your bags in the usual way and punch away. You should probably tighten the nuts every now and again until you''t have to move it...
I did toy with the idea of putting each leg into a cement filled bucket to keep them from moving around, but I haven''m sure it would add some stability to the entire thing, but I don''s totally necessary.
Your Home Made Heavy Bag Stand/Cage
How to Make a Home Made Heavy Bag
Now that you have a stand you need something to hang on it and every boxer needs a heavy bag.
There are a variety of ways to make your own heavy bag but I think there is one that stands out far above the rest. Most people will take a large bag like a canvas duffle bag, fill it with sand and hang it up. I guarantee you''ll have sand all over the place.
The Tirebag Heavy Bag
Luckily there is a cheaper, better option - the tire heavy bag.
Old tires are usually free - just go to your local dump and grab four old the 1 last update 2020/05/30 rubber tires. We''ll have to push hard to start so the bit doesn''ll save yourself a lot of time and effort and frustration by ensuring the hole is big enough for the bolt to slide through.Old tires are usually free - just go to your local dump and grab four old rubber tires. We''ll have to push hard to start so the bit doesn''ll save yourself a lot of time and effort and frustration by ensuring the hole is big enough for the bolt to slide through.
Once you have your holes drilled, take three of the bolts and insert them from the inside of a tire so the threads are pointing out. The pictures should give you a good idea of what I''t be easy. It took me a while to wiggle the bolts through and if your measurements are off at all it gets even harder. You''t worry about the washer for now. Once you have the nut on - use a wrench and tighten it down. It will pull the bolt the rest of the way through. Then take the nut off, put a washer on and then put the nut back on and tighten down.
You now do the same thing for the other two tires one at a time, stacking them on top and bolting them to the two you just bolted together.
2. Put on the U-Brackets. Once you have your four tires bolted together - mark the top tire the same way you did the bolts, then use one of the U-brackets to mark where the smaller holes need to be drilled for each U-bracket. Drill them, insert the U-bracket and tighten. All done.
3. Hang Your New Tire Heavy Bag. You can use rope or chain - whatever you have. Feed the rope through the U-brackets in a manner that allows you to hook it onto whatever bracket you have attached to your heavy bag stand. Alternatively you can just loop a chain or rope right over the top beam. I won''s easy enough to figure out how to get it hanging.
And there you have it - a tire heavy bag that will give you hours and hours and hours of punching pleasure. You should know that this isn''t need one in my gym because I have an Aqua Punching Bag, but you might like this low cost option hanging on some portion of your new heavy bag stand.
As I haven''re just going to have to watch this and use your ingenuity to come up with a way to put it together - I''s training arsenal there are few pieces of equipment that will hit back. The double end bag is the best you can get without a sparring partner until I figure out a way to create a fighting robot that learns from past encounters.
What exactly is a double end bag?
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To make a double end bag, you will need:
- Two-three bungee cords
- 1 x ball of some sort (I used a foam Nerf one I stole from my kids)
- Duct Tape
- 2 x strips of material (rags)
- Some heavy duty string
- 1 x ice cream pail
- Rocks and sand.
Time Required: Approx 1/2 hour and then days and months and years of practicing.
Total Cost: Less than $15 - You can probably find all of this stuff around your house in which case nothing.
Assembling Your Double End Bag
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The double end bag is suspended at head height by two bungee cords. One goes up and is attached to the new heavy bag cage you just built. The other goes down and is attached to the floor. If you''t an option so the next best option is to build a base for it. With a little thought you can probably build something a little more nicer looking than I did.
The base just needs to be heavy enough to hold the bag in place when you hit it. I actually found that allowing the base to move slightly created differing bounces on the rebound depending on how I hit it, so I would suggest not trying to anchor it firmly in one place, but let the base be light enough to move around somewhat - not a lot, but a little.
My base is made out of an ice cream pail filled with rocks and sand. It weighs about 15-20lbs. The lid is duct taped on and I''s moving all over the place. You''ve been hitting the ball you see here for a month now and it has not had to be readjusted, re-taped, fixed or anything. It''s going to take some fiddling with.
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How to Make a Home Made Slip Bag
A slip bag is a simple little tool that doesn''m sure you''re building from the picture here. This version uses two eye hooks that allow you to easily adjust the height of the slip bag. You just pull the string through to raise the slip bag or loosen it to lower it. As my son and I both use it - it''s height. You may not require it.
Let''d say that most people just take a sock, fill it with sand or rice or popping corn or even rocks and then duct tape the top shut. Use whatever you have to make a bag that is about the size of closed fist. The heavier it is the longer it will swing without needing another push. You don''ve done. Tie it off and you''ll get tonnes of boxing training support, boxing training plans, and techniques for a one-time membership fee. See what you get as a member of our club or join now to start your training.