In novice to moderately training athletes and lifters, a Linear Periodization program is commonly used to develop a strong base. The Linear Periodization program is a planned workout cycle with four main stages. These stages are completed in a given order to build on top on one another, creating the best results for the trainee. The stages of the program include a hypertrophy, strength, power, and restorative phase. These four stages may be thought of more simply as increasing muscular size, developing strength for the new size, developing functional power for the size and strength, and finally allowing the body to adapt to the previous stages.