Grip and dip.

Grab the bar about shoulder width, with your forearms just outside your knees. Pull up on the bar as you sit your hips back and down so far you’d fall backward if you were to let go of the bar. Continue until your shins and arms are nearly vertical, with the bar under your arm pits.
Grab the bar shoulder width
3 GRIPS
3 GRIPS
Grip the bar with your arms hanging straight down from your shoulders. If your grip is too narrow or too wide you'll have to bend down farther increasing the range of motion, and negatively affecting your leverage at the start.
Take the narrowest grip you can without forcing your knees to cave in, or without causing undue friction between your arms and thighs at the start of the lift...If your arms are brushing your thighs but not really grinding against them, your grip width is solid.
Stronger By Science
Generally I suggest a lifter takes a shoulder-width grip on the bar that produces vertical arms from the front.
Alan Thrall
DEAD-GRIP-WBD
DEAD-GRIP-WBD
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Grasp the barbell with a grip that puts your forearms right up against the sides of your thighs; the further out they are, the harder it'll be for you to maintain neutral spine — and the further the bar will have to travel.
I try to keep my hands as close to my legs as possible, because the further apart you get... it lengthens your bar path, which makes it heavier and harder. So you want to shorten that as much as possible by keeping your hands as tight as possible to your legs...
Neversate
You're gonna want to grab the bar as close to your shins as possible...just outside the knees.
Juggernaut
Sit your hips back and down
WHERE’S THE BEEF?
WHERE’S THE BEEF?
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HIPS BACK, PULL UP
HIPS BACK, PULL UP
Jeff Nippard
SET-UP DIFFERENCES
SET-UP DIFFERENCES
PULL UP ON THE BAR
PULL UP ON THE BAR
Kabuki Strength
DON’T JUST SIT DOWN
DON’T JUST SIT DOWN
Alan Thrall
DON’T SQUAT THE DEADLIFT
DON’T SQUAT THE DEADLIFT
One method that works very well is to consider wedging your hips under your shoulders while creating some upward pull on the bar prior to starting the rep. The closer you can get your hips to the bar, the shorter the lever acting on the hips and low back, which makes more of an effective pull versus having that weight farther from the hips and working on a longer torque arm.
Dean Somerset
Rather than just sitting your hips down I want you to let your hips fall back and gradually sink down as you fall back. Use the barbell as a counterweight to prevent yourself from falling on your back. Pull up on the barbell as your hips fall back. You'll need some weight on the bar to actually be able to leverage it. You are loading your spring so that when it's time to drive your feet into the floor all of that energy in your body transfers into the barbell. Once you are in the correct starting position, that weight will be quivering to come off the ground. I'm not just sitting my hips down in position. I'm pulling myself down into position.
Alan Thrall
[Wedge] your ass in underneath your shoulders. I always like to think of it as a wedge because you want your momentum going back because that's going to help you lean back and use leverage to lift the weight, while simultaneously getting glute drive... You lean back while squeezing your butt through and that's gonna wedge your hips under you.
Brendan Tietz
Bend over at the waist, pull up on the bar, now pull the hips in. You're going to drive them in, never letting go of that tension... We want to think about wedging our hips under the bar... in the setup and through the lift.
Super Training
When you bend over to grab the barbell, you want to use it as a counterbalance to "pull" your chest up and get the hips down, "wedging" yourself between the bar and the floor. Now think, "Armpits over the bar, with maximal hamstring tension.
Your hips should always be below your shoulders. The way some people are built, their hips are going to be way below their shoulders and people are going to kind of be pushing that line a little bit...
Neversate
The second the hairs on your shin touch to the bar, that's the perfect lifting position...They always tell people to envision themselves in a leg press, and people always lean back into the heels because that's where all the power comes from on a leg press. Once you say that to people, they'll just lean back a couple inches and it just puts that center of gravity perfect.
Eddie Hall
When you sit down into it, I want you to try and sit back into it until you feel yourself starting to fall a tiny tiny bit. Don't actually fall! Just feel some pressure being applied [upward] on the bar... Right when you feel your bodyweight starting to apply pressure and your shoulder is just ever so slightly in front of the bar.
Super Training
Basically, when you bend over to grab the barbell, you want to use it as a counterbalance to "pull" your chest up and get the hips down, "wedging" yourself between the bar and the floor.
Go down, get yourself in position, and pull. Don't stay down there for too long because your body position is gonna start shifting, shoulders can start twisting... you can see a lot of really weird things happen... all that extra energy down there is just burnt energy in a heightened state. You don't want to burn energy in that state. So get down there pull and be done with it.
Elite FTS
Try to get your face and your body back behind the bar a little bit. We also want to intentionally drive the knees forward of the barbell slightly.
Neversate
I'm gonna pull up and then lean back and wedge into position so... I'm almost rocking back to... use [the weight on the bar] as a counterbalance...
Brendan Tietz
...to pull the slack out of the bar and then pull the slack out of my body, I literally use the bar to try to wedge my body between the bar and the floor.
Neversate
So it's hips back - now I have a slight bit of rounding in my back. Let's where I'm gonna use the bar. I'm really pulling myself into position... My spine is getting into a bit a more neutral position, I had a big pull through my hamstrings, through my glutes there, and that's where I want to pull from. Each and every time, I initiate the pull from that position.
Omar Isuf
What you need to do is get down into position... you're going to grip the bar and literally lift up on it and get into a hip shoot so I'm lifting my hips back and what I'm thinking is I'm literally pulling up as I'm doing this. I'm not forward over it, I'm actually pulling up and then I sit back with it. So I'm taking that empty slack, I'm picking it up, and then I lean back.
Brendan Tietz
Vertical shins + Bar under pits
SHOULDER BLADES OVER THE BAR
SHOULDER BLADES OVER THE BAR
CREATE A WEDGE
CREATE A WEDGE
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SHOULDERS TOO FAR FORWARD
SHOULDERS TOO FAR FORWARD
Squat University
The hips should be down and back which will leave the shins in an almost vertical position.
Our starting position for a deadlift is going to be scapula (which is where our arms connect to our body) over the bar and our shins perpendicular to the ground.
Super Training
...Make a window with your arms and the bar. Then you're gonna take your knees and put them through that window. That's gonna ensure that the bar stays close to you, that the bar is just lightly touching the shins - not dug into it at all- because we don't want to add friction, but it'll make sure that you're maintaining as close to vertical shin position as possible. Maybe a little bit of forward knee movement to ensure that you're able to use your legs your quads effectively to push away from the floor.
Juggernaut
First, make sure your armpits are right above the bar. Many people set up with their armpits too far forward. This causes your body weight to tip forward into your toes which puts strain on the back.
Scapula directly over the bar - mid foot, straight line - and you see his shins are perpendicular.
Super Training
Now think, "Armpits over the bar, with maximal hamstring tension."
The best deadlifters in the world start with a vertical shin position... because their bodies are proportionate in such a way to allow them to achieve that. Not everyone is going to be able to start with that great vertical shin position... You may have to have a little bit more forward shin position, but you should be trying to strive for that very vertical shin position.
Juggernaut
The bar should start right beneath the shoulder blades, close to the shins. This will set you up for a proper pull – the bar will go up and down in a straight line.
Push your legs out against your forearms to serve as a tactile reminder to keep your lats tighter…If your lats are loose, your arms are gonna flail.