Originally Posted by Dan Donche
Yeah, excellent post. I agree that education is another key element in preventing it in new people, but we forget a lot about experienced people who may have taken a break.
Only thing I can think of that wasn't mentioned is hot temperature outside (you mentioned heat, but not this kind). Most military people who get rhabdo are in basic training settings or outside in hot environments (usually also dehydration is a contributor). Here's a good article about it in the military though: http://afhsc.army.mil/msmr_pdfs/2008/v15_n02.pdf
You are right. The worst case of rhabdo I have ever seen was in a guy with heat stroke, and the classic case of exertional rhabdo happens on a hot day in someone who is dehydrated.
Heat makes everything worse.