you control the bench with the lats, he is helping you get some more lat strength. Reason for higher reps is to add volume increase overall strength and to just plain put a butt kicking on you!
Best meet lifts: 1040squat, 730 bench, 730 deadlift
Best total: 1040-680-730=2450
"This is about strength, not getting a 10.0 form score from the Russian judge" Steve Shaw