Just to chime in on the flipcollar v lucas debate:
Being from the United States, it's easy to be disconnected from the rest of the world's level of competition in American-rules football. There's a good article on The MMQB (google "The EuroBowl Faszination" by Jenny Vrentas) that might put this into sharper relief for those of us in the United States. It starts with a story of a 225-pound offensive lineman from Germany who just finished medical school, which means he was playing "professional football" in Europe's highest division while enrolled in medical school and taking a four-hour train ride to practice twice a week.
This isn't meant to shit on the guys who suit up and play there - it's cool that they love the game and go after it for fun - but it's merely putting things in perspective. Their "professional" league is basically a recreational league; I'm fairly certain that a team composed of starting players from Division 3 schools (non-scholarship, the lowest division of varsity collegiate football, where yours truly toiled for 4 years) in the U.S. would win the EuroBowl without too much trouble.
To wit, Washington & Jefferson (PA) is an above-average Division 3 team (went 8-2 last year, currently sits in the others-receiving-votes section of the preseason Division 3 rankings) and they won an exhibition game in Italy against the Ancona Dolphins - who went 10-0 in the Italian Football League this year and won the IFL's South Division championship - by the score of 53-15.
OK. That interlude is out of the way now. lucas, that's not meant to shit on you, merely to put in perspective that you're playing football in a "professional" league that's about as competitive as high-school football in the United States. I haven't played football in nine years, but I would probably be one of the best guys on your team if I walked out there tomorrow - I started most of my collegiate career (29 games) for a team about equal to the aforementioned Washington & Jefferson team who just obliterated one of the best teams in the Italian Football League, and even a couple years removed from that, basically just lifting weights for fun, I'm still bigger and stronger than you are.
So let's dispense with the notion that you being a "professional" football player is at all relevant in a pissing match between you and flipcollar.
(and yes, I understand that you've only been lifting seriously for a year and I'm a hater and all that. I'm just trying to get across that playing "professional" football there is about as relevant as a guy playing basketball in a recreational league here)
And, really, that's all I have to add. You've already gotten good advice from the others who have posted in this thread. Carry on.
No, wait, actually, one more thing.
No, actually, he's not bragging about his status, he's trying to convince you that you have a LOT of room for improvement before turning to steroids. Anabolics should be the last piece of the puzzle for someone that's already got diet and training dialed in with a couple years of solid lifting under their belt, not someone who's been at it for a year and wants to find a shotrtcut to getting strong.