Heavy bag without mounting in the ceiling

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  1. rms13

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    I have space in my garage for a bag but I'm in an apartment with people directly above the space so i think hanging the bag would be too loud. I've looked at the Wavemaster XXL but I'm concerned about it still moving too much and breaking after a while. Anyone have any creative solutions to rigging up a heavy bag or another solution all together that would allow me to work on kicks and striking at home?
     
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    Perhaps a stand-alone mount for one? I've never used one, so I don't know much about how well they work, but it's something you can look into.
    Heavy Bag Stands-www.Ringside.com
    Heavy Bag Stand & Speed Bag Platform * FREE GROUND SHIPPING!

    Basically mount the bag (one has a 70lb max, one has a 100lb max), and weigh the frame down with sandbags, weight plates, or the like.

    Some even come with a speed-bag mount.

    Again, no experience, but I've been thinking about them for my own place, if they're worth it.
     
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    This is what I have in the corner of my garage:

    Amazon.com: Century Heavy Bag / Speed Bag Stand: Sports & Outdoors

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    Its in the corner, so I didn't bother with the speed bag attachment. It works great. If you get a stand like this you absolutely must reinforce it by adding weight to the legs or it will bounce all over the place and be completely unusable. Don't buy weight lifting plates though, just go to Home Depot or Lowes and get 6 50 lb. bags of sand, 2 for each leg.
     
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    I have the Everlast version of that stand. Make sure you have a room with a high ceiling (6'6''ish) if you want to use it. Also, since it isn't "that" high, the bag hangs really low. You can replace the chain with a shorter one, but then the bag doesn't swing as much.
     
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    I have the stand that Zisteau posted.

    Good idea on the sand btw, will look into that. At the moment I weigh it down with 20kgs on each side... And that's barely enough lol. But yea, does a decent job. :)
     
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    So I decided to go with a floor stand and put a rubber mat underneath and load it up with sand bags and hope it doesn't move all over the place. I still need to get the bag. I wanted to get a 6' banana bag but I'm concerned that it's too long for the stand. I saw this Everlast MT bag that is 5'6" long. Anyone have experience with this bag? Is it reasonable for home training?

    Everlast Kick Bag - $129.95
     
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    As I said earlier, I have the everlast stand. I think it is the exact same thing as the other one posted here. It's low and the 5'6'' bag hangs too low for the stand they provided. I made my own chain for about 10$, to make it hand higher. The frame is a little in the way for training, and I am tentative about kicking it, lest I smack my foot into a beam while trying to strike with my shin.
     

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