A two-year wholly suspended sentence has been imposed on a Melbourne man after he was found importing steroids for feeding the obsession of bodybuilding.

Brenton Dowell, 25, of Reservoir ordered more than 3,000 grams of anabolic steroids from China, over a three-month period in 2010.

“As a result of being bullied and being overweight, you’d decided to take up body building,” Judge Graeme Hicks said. “As your counsel submitted, it would be fair to say that you became somewhat obsessed by such an activity.”