After you get your feet set, the first move you want make to get down to the bar is a hip hinge . This is the motion where you push your hips back. You will use the hip hinge to drop your level and guide your hands to the bar. Much like for the squat, performing a hip hinge will load and engage your posterior chain – the lats, spinal erectors, glutes, hamstrings, and calves. But, it is not enough to just perform a hip hinge, you must do it while keeping your back straight and bracing your torso, in preparation for the lift.