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Intense aching pain in the left elbow and forearm. I had to skip training after this warm-up set. The pain started 3 sessions ago when I started trying to keep my wrists straight. Any advice, please?
It looks like you are twisting and/or rounding your upper back. Try keeping your chest proud and tight, and try to film from the back so we can investigate the twist.
I have had it myself. You won't be able to bench either. It's called Golfers Elbow if it's one the inside of your arm where your bicep attaches to the forearm (on a small bone bump). It's called Tennis Elbow if it's on the other side (outside) part of the arm. Took me 3 months to get rid of it. Its Tendonitis from cranking your elbows behind your back. Ice, Motrin, and stretching helped me. I hesitate to mention that I also switched to the Talon Grip but not sure how much that helped as the pain was starting to subside when I did. You will notice a lot of folks go back to putting their thumbs under the bar and bend their wrists more or go full Talon to try and avoid Golfers elbow.
It looks to me like your wrists are still in extension. My suggestion would be to narrow your grip on the bar substantially and get the bar pinned between the heel of your palm and your back. If you're a person with disproportionately short forearms your grip may not be much outside your shoulders.
If your grip is too wide you'll raise your elbows to keep the bar from sliding down your back even if the bar is in the right place in your hands. My sister has this issue and that type of pain often.
Out of curiosity is the pain in your elbow and forearm located medially or laterally?
(As a point of housekeeping you are definitely rounding your back at the bottom of those squats, so that should probably be your next form correction project.)
Be sure that you're supporting the weight with your flexed back muscles. I experience a similar pain if I lose focus and attempt to support the weight with my arms.
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