Objective: As there is no information in the literature about alcohol consumption profile among sportsmen, the aim of this study was to evaluate the profile of alcohol consumption by gym goers associating with anthropometry and training intensity. Methods: Were invited subjects bodybuilders for at least six months, aged between 20 and 40 years, of both sexes. Anthropometric measurements were taken and body composition. To assess alcohol consumption, we used the AUDIT questionnaire. The intensity of training was identified through a semi-structured questionnaire. Results: 74.1% (n = 35) of participants reported having used alcohol. In addition, 19 volunteers (38.8%) had risk behavior for alcohol consumption (AUDIT ≥ 8). Considering the binge drinking, 32 volunteers (65.3%) consumed six or more drinks of alcohol at some time in the previous year, with no difference between sexes. Body adiposity was above the recommended values among those who reported binge drinking. There was no association between the intensity of physical training and binge drinking, nor between training intensity and risk behavior for alcohol consumption. Conclusion: Most sportsmen showed drinking binge in not being associated with the intensity of training. This consumption is not consistent with your goals by attending gyms. Body adiposity was above the recommended values.
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