How do I Soundproof a Speedbag for Apartment Use?
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Speed bags are used for cardiovascular exercise, boosting hand-eye coordination and quickening your motor-skills. Unfortunately, speed bags are loud and can be rather annoying to you cohabitants or neighbors if you live in a building with conjoined homes. Although there is no guaranteed way to sound proof a speed bag, there are several steps you can take to make your workout a little quieter.
Replace the ball hook swivel on the speed bag with a solid brass swivel. Ball hook swivels add excess motion to the bag, creating more noise.
Move the speed bag to an outer wall if it is connected to a wall that shares itself with another room or apartment.
Use the razor knife to cut a sheet of carpeting the size of the platform on the speed bag.
Glue the carpeting on to the platform board. This will create a sound barrier and it was also reduce the impact of the speed bag when it hits the board.
Glue 12-by-12 inch carpet squares to the walls that are adjacent to the speed bag at eye level to reduce noise reverberation.
Replace the bag itself with a smaller, lighter version such as a eight-by-five inch bag to reduce the blunt force when it hits the platform board.
Based in New Jersey, Joe Christos has experience writing about fitness, finance, gardening and medical equipment. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Kean University, as well as B.A. degrees in film and advertising from Rowan University.