I would like to be much better at pull-ups. I can sort of just barely almost do two in a row - on a sufficiently high bar.
Trouble is I am tall enough that in almost all gyms, I can reach the pull-up bars with my feet flat on the ground, my shoulders engaged and pulled down, and my arms slightly bent. That means that I can't start from a dead hang with my legs straight, as recommended in this answer. Instead, I have to either:
Bend my knees so that the soles of my feet are pointing backwards.
As above, but with my knees further bent, so my soles point up.
Bend at the waist with my legs straight out in front - eventually moving toward pull-ups in a seated position with my feet off the ground.
Sit in what my daughter would call "criss-cross applesauce" fashion.
Hold on with a very wide grip.
None of these approaches seem easier than the others - they all feel pretty darn awkward, and I have a harder time with even getting a single pull-up when the bar is too low (again - most bars)
QUESTION: How should I modify my leg position when working on a pull-up bar that is too low for a proper dead hang?