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命がけ means risking one's life. 強くなれ is a command. Get stronger! (by risking your life). It's an odd sentence and hard to tell the nuance without more context...
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A bit of further detail on 命がけ.
Despite its definition as "risking one's life", and Kenkyusha's entry
which also implies very literally risking your life,命がけで‥‥する
risk one's 「life [neck] 《for...》; stake one's life 《on...》 by doing...; do ... at the risk of one's life
I think 命がけ also has some similarities to "as though your life depended on it" / "with every last bit of effort you can muster".
At the very bottom of Kenkyusha's entry it provides support for this via this example sentence:
He's the type of person who, once he makes up his mind on something, puts everything he has into it.
Hopefully this makes the sentence a little less confusing.
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