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How do you do the 3 steps back (forward) before/after Amidah

I know the why, and I see that's been asked/answered here many times. But I was curious about the proper mechanics of it.

I've always started with my feet together, taken 1 step back with my left leg, then taken my second step by moving my right leg past where my left leg is, then the third step is bringing my left leg back to be even with my right. (Then invert that to go forward.)

But I've seen others do 3 full steps — left leg back, then right to be equal, that's 1. Then again, and again.

Is there a "right" way?