After reading Eric Cressey's "Shoulder Saver" articles, I'm convinced that I've been abusing my shoulders since the day I first started lifting. Now I'm 41 yrs. old and my shoulders have gotten weaker and weaker over the past several years and I always experience pain during and after a workout and have gotten to the point that I can't even bench anymore. I'm sure I've got some muscle imbalances and impingement going on in one shoulder at least (diagnosed once by an ortho back in my early 20's).
So, I'd like to start from square one and build a good foundation and muscle balance. Trouble is, I don't know where to start. I tried doing some "shoulder dislocates" stretches and that hurt....tried doing some light dumbbells and that hurt. I'm going to rest completely for a couple of weeks to let the inflamation go away, but then where should I start?