Place a ladder under the ceiling where you wish to hang the punching bag, then climb the ladder and slide a stud finder around the ceiling. When the stud finder indicates the presence of a stud, mark its location with a pencil. If you have a suspended ceiling, climb the ladder and carefully remove a ceiling panel to reveal a wooden ceiling stud.
Hold the punching bag's hanging bracket against the pencil marks indicating the stud and use the pencil to mark the two mounting holes in the bracket.
Drill pilot holes through the ceiling in the location you marked with the pencil, then place the mounting bracket over the holes so the holes line up and drive the bracket's lag bolts into the ceiling stud with a ratchet and socket.
Hook the bag's mounting chains to the metal loops on the top of the bag and climb back up the ladder to hook the end of the chain to the mounting bracket.
Things You Will Need
- Stud finder
- Drill bit
- Ratchet handle
- C clamp
- If you wish to hang the bag in a room with a suspended ceiling, and after removing a ceiling panel notice that a stud is not easily accessible, attach a large, heavy-duty C clamp to any solid structure in the ceiling, such as a support beam for the suspended ceiling. When the C clamp is firmly in place, hook the punching bag's mounting chain to it.
- If it's not practical to hang a punching bag indoors, buy a punching bag stand.