The problem isn't the wight. It is the volume. This chronic pain is the a smptom of an overuse injury. Kind of like carpel tunnel. When are people going to realize that you can only do so many sets when you train natural? If you are in pain you need to cut back. People dammage their joints and tendons doing that.
I work to failure after only 2 sets. My first set is a warm-up. I'm pretty sure it's not an overtraining injury. I suspect it's more of an initial injury that I neglected to nurse when it first happened; that, or a cronic pain injury from my job... I worked at Home Depot on the Lot dept. for a year, and pushing and pulling 10 carts at a time tends to work your forearms out pretty nicely.
Alas, I have taken off some time from exercising, but even minimal job duties and daily life (picking up the kids) can aggravate the elbow pain. I'm pretty much at a loss as to what I;m going to do. Now, I haven't taken a ton of time off, so I'm hoping that a few months will put me back into tip-top shape.