Calories Burned?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jean Paul, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. Jean Paul

    Jean Paul New Member

    I'm still fairly new to ups and quickly finding out that working on the sort aisle is a workout itself. I'm 5'11 weighing about 225 and work out two to three times a week. I find myself sweating A LOT more than others. I mean within the first 10 to 15 mins, my face is drenched. By the end of the day I look like I just jumped in a pool with my clothes on. Does anyone know as to how many calories one burns when working on the sort aisle? Any thoughts as to why I sweat way more than others? Any insights will be greatly appreciated.
  2. jaker

    jaker trolling

    About 2 calories burned and the reason you are sweating more is likely because you are using muscles that you don't normally use and you are not used to the job yet

    Give it a few weeks and you will get used to it
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  3. Jean Paul

    Jean Paul New Member

    Lmfao only 2 calories burned? And I been working at ups since January and still sweating like a hog.
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Running a mile burns 100 calories and a bottle of Gatorade has 160 calories. The sort aisle is one of the easier jobs at UPS.
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  5. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Well then maybe you are just a sweater and you didn't realized it while you was working out at the gym
  6. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    1) It's hereditary. One side of my family, from Wales (UK) I believe, always has sweat like crazy. I've accepted it. I'm pretty much a hot mess from late May to September while at work.
    2) You're not used to the work. Others have developed a flow and found little shortcuts to not work quite as hard and also probably have paired up with unloaders working at a more reasonable pace. They often put the new sorters with the "I'm pulling walls over onto the extendo and don't GAF about what's heading to the aisle" unloaders that more senior sorters don't want to deal with.
    3) Others have built up a tolerance for the temperature. I used to be horrible in the heat in the summer. I went on vacation to the Bahamas twice and Hawaii twice and barely left my hotel room because I was uncomfortable in the heat/humidity. I still dislike the heat but since I started with UPS I don't mind it nearly as much. A couple days ago I was out in the backyard and it was 90 and I realized I wasn't sweating very much and that driving in this weather has gotten me used to it.
  7. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    That's why you get these
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Yeah I need to switch. Still working the sort aisle is not going to burn off a 12oz Pepsi.
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    All I know is, I go on vacation for a week and the pants get tight. You don't see too many fat package car drivers. Feeders yes, package no.
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  10. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    When I first started at UPS I was hired as a seasonal during peak and weighed 230lbs at the time, I started loading on preload and doing driver helper after my shift, I got my maximum hours everyday of the week all throughout peak season, by the time peak was over I had gotten down to 185lbs from all of the walking/running while working. I was drinking 1 soda a day, eating multiple snacks, a big lunch, and around 1 gallon of water a day. After peak I was hired as a permanent employee and continued to eat healthy due to the fact that the foods I liked before no longer tasted well. I'm now down to 165lbs and still sweat like a mad man, the humidity in my center is horrid, even my sups sweat from the humidity, I would say that the sweating is normal. My looks like I got hit with a gallon of water, I also try to shave more often in order to keep my face from sweating so much.
  11. I downloaded an app on my phone that tells me all of that( if you keep your phone on you) I average 20,000 steps about 18 miles a day as a ft driver.
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  12. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    That is one long stride you have there.
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Agreed...I was moved from loading to the sort aisle when i was on TAW. I sweat like a pig when it's humid and I'm loading. You get used to it.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Let's assume the average stride is 36" or 1 yard. There are 5280' or 1760 yards in a mile.

    20,000/1760=11.36 miles
  15. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Hogs don't sweat. Hope this helps.

    All seriousness because you work out a few times a week contributes to you sweating more.

    Your body has become more trained to cool itself when overheated.
    You sweat sooner because your body is trained to respond.
    You sweat more because your body has learned to keep its temperature under control.

    Because of the exercise and your body adapting to the heat better than others you lose less electrolytes per volume of sweat.
    You’ll still need to replenish electrolytes during exercise, but this adaptation helps to keep the electrolyte requirement manageable.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    These do:

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  17. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Besides no calories zero has no sugar in it.
  18. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    How many burned? Too many. When the driving kicks in regularly I can barely keep my weight up to where I want it. And nothing makes me want beef jerky more than working preload. And the reload? Don't get me started. The whole shift consists of me asking everyone I see if they want to go to Taco Bell when we're done.
  19. Number24

    Number24 #24

    If you think that the sort aisle is a work out, you better hope they don't put you to load or unload.
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  20. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Since there is calories in sugar, that would be obvious if there are no calories.