|（1.Department of Sports Physiology，Capital Institute of Physical Education，Beijing 100088，China；2.Department of Sports Anatomy，Beijing Sport University，Beijing 100084，China；3.Department of Sports Science of Human Body，Xian Physical Education Institute，Xian 710068，China）
Abstract: Intermittent hypoxic training is a training method used to provide athletes with intermittent hypoxic stimulation by using a hypoxic instrument to simulate a highland hypoxic environment at different altitudes in a highland condition in order to enhance athletes’ aerobic metabolism and hypoxic resistance capacities. It was gradu-ally introduced from Russia to other countries and applied to sports training in the 1990s. However, there have been controversies about the practice of intermittent hypoxic training: the sports performance of most testees was not high, or a control group was not set up; it was not widely applied to researches on excellent athletes with a control group set up, and some researches showed that intermittent hypoxic training was unable to enhance sport capacities.
Key words: sports biochemistry；intermittent hypoxic training；overview