Erin was born in Fresno, California, in 1988. He was always an ambitious person. His passion for excelling in sports led him to play football, basketball, and track throughout high school.
Since breaking into competitive bodybuilding in 2019, Erin Banks has become one of the biggest names in the sport. By 2021, he ranked second at the Men’s Physique Mr. Olympia — and claimed the title of the most important bodybuilding competition in the world in 2022. Three months later, in March 2023, Banks bagged his second Arnold Classic Ohio title successfully defending the crown he first won the previous year.
For as disciplined as he is in the kitchen, Banks does admit to having a sweet tooth. His go-to cheat meal is at the Cheesecake Factory, and he doesn’t pull any punches when the waiter asks for his order. When not prepping or crushing cheesecake, Banks uses his time to help his community via his annual sock drive — an initiative that helps people who are homeless in Fresno, CA, get socks. They delivered over 1,500 pairs in 2022.
How did Erin navigate earning the crown at the Olympia 2022 and then the Arnold just three months apart? He prioritized consistency.“Routine is so key,” Banks says. “I believe a lot of my success is built on what I do on a daily basis. Adapt and stay focused.”