CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Equipment
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Equipment Outfitting a serious gym. Vendors & suppliers. Devices & equipment

Thread Tools
Old 06-10-2007, 08:35 AM   #1
Micheal Rowland
Member Micheal Rowland is offline
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Macedonia  Georgia
Posts: 10
I know this has been discussed here previously, so I aplologize for bring this up again. I was unable to find anything using the search function.

I want to mount a 100 lb heavy bag from an unfinished ceiling and was wondering if anyone has constructed a device to do such. I have seen the rather expensive mounts from diffeent boxing websites and wanted to see if someone has constructed anything homemade. This would be in an unfinished basement and I wanted to mount the bag between two rafters or joists. Any ideas? I did find this and think something similar would be great.

  Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2007, 11:43 AM   #2
Damon Stewart
Affiliate Damon Stewart is offline
Damon Stewart's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: S Ogden  UT
Posts: 997
I used two eyebolts and a length of steel cable for mine. I bought the biggest eyebolts Home Depot had, drilled pilot holes, then used a screwdriver to help twist them in. I did buy a spring from title boxing to help absorb a little shock. My bag is a 100lb Muy Thai bag.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2007, 10:17 AM   #3
Darby Lee Darrow
Member Darby Lee Darrow is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Diego  CA
Posts: 30
I would recommend using something between the anchor and the bag to absorb the energy of the bag as it drops. I used to use 4 black rubber bugie cords that were tied together with zip ties. A student of mine returned from the farm and brought me a spring from a tractor which I now use.

Without something to absorb the shock, your rafters are going to take a beating.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2007, 01:51 PM   #4
Don Almer
Member Don Almer is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Blaine  WA
Posts: 5
Hello there,

The gym I built at my place has a couple of 100lb thai bags. I used a 150lb. heavy duty bag spring to absorb the shock and used a t-sized swivel to mount em onto my beams. is where I get almost all of my MMA gear.

I'm not soliciting business because I don't profit from it, but I'm a wholesale distributor and can get you discounts if you want (again, I charge nothing) on a lot of gear. Usually good savings or you can sign up for an account.

Contact me at
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2007, 01:58 PM   #5
Peter Queen
Member Peter Queen is offline
Peter Queen's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Dousman  WI
Posts: 1,567
Depending on how far apart your beams are, you can get a solid steel pipe (Home Depot) four “U” shaped bolts w/the mounting plates and nuts (Home Depot). Drill a hole in both beams and slide the pipe through. Make sure you put two of the U-shaped bolts on and in the middle of the pipe first before you slide the one end all the way through the other hole. Once done, take the two remaining U-shaped bolts and attach them to either end of the exposed pipe on the outside of the beams and tighten them down to insure a snug hold. That will keep the pipe from sliding back and forth. Then take a snap ring aka: carabiner (Home Depot) and place that between the two tightened middle U-shaped bolts. Take your bag chain and attach it to the carabiner at what ever height you want it to hang. The pipe is supported across two beams instead of one to distribute the weight better and removes the stress off of just using one beam. I just put up a 100lb heavy bag two months ago and it works great.
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mounting Rings and Pullup Bar Mounting Advice Travis Layman Equipment 14 02-06-2007 07:33 PM
Raising garage ceiling height James Falkner Equipment 19 12-29-2006 04:01 PM
Important Question about Ceiling Height for CF gyms Michael Latch Running a CrossFit Facility 5 10-24-2006 08:33 PM
Important question about ceiling height for CF gyms Michael Latch Community 3 10-01-2006 05:06 PM
Ceiling Height for CF Facility Stephen Cooper Running a CrossFit Facility 0 06-02-2006 04:22 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:46 PM.

CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.