How to Assemble Your Free Standing Punching Bag and Bag Ring

FightCamp - Punching Bag Set Up

FightCamp Trainers show you how to assemble your punching bag and bag ring in 6 easy steps. Set up your boxing equipment and start training towards your goals!

Published: August 3, 2022

Topics: Getting Started, For Members

Author: Flo Master

Punching Bag Set Up

Free-standing punching bag assembly is one of the first steps towards taking your boxing training to the next level. While having a heavy bag isn't required for boxing workouts, it can certainly help you improve your power and technique.

FightCamp - Punching Bag Set Up

Learning your punching bag set up isn’t difficult, but there are two main parts that are crucial to the punching bag assembly that will be covered in this article: the punching bag and the bag ring. Let’s dive right into the first part.

How Do I Assemble My Free-standing Punching Bag?

A FightCamp punching bag comes in two (2) pieces: the punching bag itself and the base. One of the most common questions asked with punching bag assembly is how do you attach a free-standing bag to its base?

Here's how to assemble free-standing punching bag: First, you will need to fill the base of your bag with either sand or water. Sand is usually preferred as it creates a heavier base as compared to water. With just sand, you can expect the base to weigh about 350 lbs., whereas, with just water, the standard base will be about 250 lbs. You may also choose to do a combination of both for an even heavier base.

FightCamp - Punching Bag Set Up

After filling the base, the FightCamp punching bag assembly can be completed in three (3) easy steps. Follow along with FightCamp Trainers Aaron Swenson and Flo Master as they show you how it’s done:

Step 1

Take the bag and lift it directly onto the punching bag stand until it sits flush against the lip of the base.

Step 2

Take the flaps on the bottom of the bag and wrap them over the lip of the base as tightly as you can.

Step 3

Using the attached straps, work each strap through the buckle closest to it and pull tightly to securely fasten the flaps to the base.

After following these steps, your bag should be secured on the base. Before testing it with full strikes, shake the bag slightly to ensure everything is properly fastened and attached.

Now that your punching bag is attached to the base, you want to make sure that it is stable by stabilizing it with your bag ring (included in the FightCamp equipment package).

FightCamp - Punching Bag Set Up

How Do I Assemble My Punching Bag Ring?

Assembling the heavy bag ring is easy and can be done in less than a minute.

Step 1

Place your bag ring where you want your free-standing heavy bag to sit.

Step 2

Roll your punching bag onto the middle of your bag ring, so that the velcro is exposed on all sides.

Step 3

Place the provided curved pieces flush onto the velcro on all sides.

Just like that, your bag ring is all assembled! You can now punch or kick your bag as hard as you like without having to worry about it shuffling all over the place.

Why Do You Need a Bag Ring?

While a punching bag ring isn’t completely necessary for your punching bag set up, it has a number of benefits for your training. First and foremost, a bag ring creates a stable and “locked” position for your heavy bag so it doesn’t slide around when hit. You won’t have to stop in the middle of your boxing workout to drag it back into place and reset. Additionally, if you only have a limited amount of space to practice, ensuring that your bag stays in one place, such as on your exercise mat is key.

FightCamp - Punching Bag Set Up

Once you have both your punching bag set up and your bag ring assembled, you can begin your training by downloading the FightCamp App and also check out our blog and YouTube channel for more resources on building your skills and technique.

Train Like a Fighter

Take your workouts to the next level and train like a fighter with the at-home connected fitness solution used by world champion boxers Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather. FightCamp has everything you need to work out on your schedule, with premium boxing equipment and hundreds of on-demand strength, conditioning, kickboxing, boxing, core, and recovery classes led by real fighters. As Mike Tyson said - “FightCamp is the next level of training!” 

Flo Master

Jerry “Flo Master” Randolph is a Founding FightCamp Coach. From Gaithersburg, MD, he danced with stars like Usher, Ciara, JLo, & Will Smith before turning to martial arts & boxing. Flo is USA Boxing Coach certified.

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