I've a few questions regarding the alcohol consumption, smoking and body building.

About me:

  1. 5'5", 136 lbs.
  2. Undergoing a hard weight gaining program at gym at evening.
  3. Drinking Serious Mass two scoops per day a mass gain supplement. One between meals and another one before going to sleep.
  4. And I'm pretty sure that I'm eating more and heavy than what I spend since I don't let me feel hungry all the day.


  1. If I drink a couple of beers on the rest day(mostly the Sunday in my case) or a 2-3 drinks of alcohol on any one of the days(for a party), will it affect my protein synthesis or muscle growth?
  2. If I smoke 3 to 4 cigarettes a day but not at-least 2 hours before I hit the gym. What would be the effect?
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    Please search first and find related questions about smoking and drinking. And only ask one question per question. Smoking and drinking are very different topics affecting different parts of the body.
    – Baarn
    Jul 4 '13 at 12:55
  • The question on smoking might need some better answers, that's what bounties are for and why I placed one.
    – Baarn
    Jul 4 '13 at 12:57
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    Related as well: Drink beer after gym?
    – Baarn
    Jul 4 '13 at 12:58