The 9 Best Punching Bag Stands

Updated March 17, 2018 by Chase Brush

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Don't let your daily frustrations get you down. Instead, take them out on a punching bag conveniently slung under one of these rugged and stable stands. They offer a fun and fast workout wherever you place them. Many models in this selection are also suitable for serious athletes in training, and can hold both heavy bags as well as smaller speed ones. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best punching bag stand on Amazon.

9. XMark Wall Mount XM2832

The 11-gauge steel construction of the XMark Wall Mount XM2832 can support almost any heavy bag you'll want to hang under it, as long as the surface it's installed on can handle the weight. Plus, it's extremely space efficient, making it ideal for small apartments.
  • spreads load across anchor points
  • best when attached to concrete
  • included instructions are terrible
Brand XMark Fitness
Model XM-2832
Weight 36 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

8. Ringside Prime Free-Standing

The Ringside Prime Free-Standing is relatively compact thanks it its narrow floor support design, and also low priced, making it a good choice for the athlete on a budget. Still, it's not the most stable model, and may need to be bolted to the floor to keep from falling.
  • allows for 180 degree access to bag
  • bag height must be adjusted by chain
  • may tip with heavy kicks
Brand Ringside
Model HBSTAND
Weight 53 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

7. Yes4All Wall Mount Hanger

The Yes4All Wall Mount Hanger includes a heavy chain and two large adjustment knobs that allow you to hang your bag at just the right height according to your training preferences. The top arm swivels to the side when not in use, helping to free up space.
  • goes in concrete or thick studs
  • comes with 1 year warranty
  • some assembly required
Brand Yes4All
Model pending
Weight 8 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

6. Century Heavy Bag Grey

The Century Heavy Bag Grey is constructed of 3 inch tubular steel that won't bend or buckle, no matter how much stress you manage to put on it. It is rather light, which makes it easy to move but also prone to tipping if it's not stacked with weight on the bottom.
  • easy to clean and maintain
  • also good for martial artists
  • not tall enough for some users
Brand Century
Model 1087013
Weight 48 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

5. Everlast Dual Station

The Everlast Dual Station takes the brand's reliable heavy bag stand and combines it with a speed platform, adding more variety to your workout. It'll cost you more, but it's a good upgrade for anyone looking to improve their accuracy and efficiency alongside their power.
  • also includes 100 lb powercore bag
  • stands sit back to back
  • a little expensive
Brand Everlast
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

4. XMark XM-2842 Deluxe Power Tower

More than just a bag stand, the XMark XM-2842 Deluxe Power Tower is a full workout station, letting you blast out sets of pull-ups, leg lifts, dips, and more with the integrated bars. When you're done, head around to the rear and swing to your heart's content.
  • 14-gauge steel mainframe
  • padded supportive backrest
  • requires ample floor space
Brand XMark Fitness
Model XM-2842
Weight 125.2 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

3. Titan Dual Station

Ditch your expensive boxing gym membership or supplement it with the Titan Dual Station, which can support both a heavy and a speed bag at once. It's perfect for the athlete in training who wants to perfect his or her punching technique but can't afford a lot of equipment.
  • height adjustable speed bag platform
  • supports heavy bags up to 100 lbs
  • base has three weight plate pegs
Brand Titan Fitness
Model 4813BDTC
Weight 63 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

2. Century Corner Man

The Century Corner Man nestles into the corner of your home or gym space, maximizing its space-saving efficiency and requiring no messy wall mounting or installation. Its legs extend to 7.5 feet, and its height can be adjusted from 72 inches all the way up to 102 inches.
  • 3-inch diameter tubes
  • legs also adjust for stability
  • shock-absorbing design
Brand Century
Model 15163
Weight 63 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. Everlast Heavy Bag Stand

From one of the most respected names in fitness equipment, the Everlast Heavy Bag Stand won't let you down. It's extremely durably made, featuring thick powder-coated steel tubing, with a base that includes three pegs for adding as many weight plates as you need.
  • easy to assemble with directions
  • 120 day manufacturing guarantee
  • good value for the price
Brand Everlast
Model 4812BDTC
Weight 55 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

A Brief History Of Boxing

The art of fighting is likely as old as humanity itself. The sport of boxing, on the other hand, has a much shorter (and easier to trace) history. Sumerian reliefs, dating back to the second or third millennium B.C.E., show competitors duking it out, and the first known primitive boxing glove comes from around 1650 B.C.E.

Boxing was featured in the first Olympic Games, as the ancient Greeks believed that the gods themselves liked to throw punches at each other every now and then. The only protection afforded to the fighters came in the form of leather thongs wrapped around the fists, and the fights would continue until one fighter couldn't continue.

Boxing would become a favorite gladiatorial sport, and watching slaves brawl was considered high entertainment. Around 393 C.E., however, public opinion turned, and the sport was banned due to its barbaric nature.

The sport would lie dormant until the early 16th century, when bare-knuckle boxing would become popular in England. In those days, boxing matches also included fencing and cudgeling, and there were few rules and no weight classes — which is to say, it was awesome.

However, as you might expect, this also led to quite a few deaths in the ring, and the first rules were introduced in 1743 by a fighter named Jack Broughton. His regulations included the use of hand padding, the banning of low blows, and the requirement that the bout be stopped if a fighter couldn't rise after 30 seconds. In 1867, the Marquess of Queensberry rules were drafted, establishing the size of the ring, round number and length, and the use of gloves. Thanks to these small steps that were taken towards ensuring fighters' safety, bouts lasted much longer and fighting defensively became more important.

Amateur boxing societies soon sprung up across the globe, as the sport was viewed as an excellent way to stay in shape, learn self-defense, and boost self-confidence. Golden Gloves became an immensely popular organization, and amateur boxers still represent their countries in the Olympics.

The sport enjoyed incredible cultural importance, as well, from Joe Louis knocking out Max Schmelling in Yankee Stadium to Muhammad Ali galvanizing the entire country with his political courage as well as his in-ring prowess. While boxing seems to be waning in popularity today, top fighters can still make gigantic paydays, and high-profile bouts can bring fans of all ages together on a Saturday night.

The golden age of boxing may have passed, but if the sport's history has taught us anything, it's that you should never count it out.

Choosing The Right Punching Bag Stand

If you're getting started in boxing, MMA, Muay Thai, or any other combat sport, then having your own heavy bag is a must — and that means you need somewhere to put it. Getting a quality stand will help keep your training area clean while also giving you a clear shot at your target.

The first thing you should consider is how much space you're willing to devote to your training. There are some stands that are truly massive, and while these are usually the most sturdy, they can also become albatrosses. If you aren't willing to dedicate a large portion of your garage or spare bedroom to the bag, then you'll need something smaller.

Another important consideration is whether you're willing to drill holes in your wall or ceiling from which to hang your bag. Doing so will give you a much stronger base, but there are free-standing options that won't require you to lose your security deposit. These tend to move around quite a bit when you hit them, however.

The design is also important, as is the specific sport for which you'll be training. If you need to throw kicks, make sure there aren't any bars or other obstructions in the way. If you're only going to use it for boxing, however, than a narrower stand might be helpful, as you'll be less likely to have to chase the bag around.

Regardless, buying a punching bag — and the stand to go with it — is a decision that will pay off in the long run, as hitting the bag is a great way to relieve stress and stay healthy. After all, there's nothing better than really whaling on something that refuses to hit back.

Punching Bag Tips for Beginners

If you're new to hitting the bag and you don't want to spend a bundle on classes, then below are a few tips to help get you started off on the right foot...or left hand. Whichever you prefer.

Be sure to always keep your balance when hitting the bag. No matter how hard you hit it, it's not going to feel any pain, so focus on technique and accuracy rather than raw power.

Likewise, make sure that you're actually punching the bag when you hit it. Many newbies tend to make contact and then push the bag, as that creates more swinging (and thus the illusion that you're accomplishing something). By all means, follow through with your strikes, but no shoving.

Also, don't neglect your footwork. Your feet should be moving as you re-position yourself to take better shots at the bag. Standing there like a statue breeds bad habits, and reduces your power to boot.

If you get tired, it's fine to take something off your punches, but don't stop completely — and never rest on the bag. This will eliminate many of the health benefits associated with training, and it could lead to you putting a big hole in your drywall, as well.

Ultimately, though, the most important thing is to have fun. Combat sports are incredibly entertaining ways to stay in shape, so if you're not enjoying yourself, that defeats the purpose.

Now, get back out there. I think I heard that bag say something about your mother.


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Last updated on March 17, 2018 by Chase Brush

Chase is a freelance journalist with experience working in the areas of politics and public policy. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, he is also a hopeless itinerant continually awaiting his next Great Escape.


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