Periodization (Planned Performance Training) is the timing, sequence and interaction of the training stimuli to allow optimum adaptive response in pursuit of specific competitive goals. It is: Why you do, what you do, in relation to when you do it. Another way to look to look at it, you are bringing the future into the present so you can do something about it. In one word it is planning ? Don?t over complicate it – Apply the KISS Principle – Keep It Short and Simple. Think actions planning.