My question comes from my confusion in studying the FeffermanStein inequality which says that for any $f\in L^p$ it holds $\f\_p\leq c \f^\#\_p$ with $f^\#$ the maximal function. This is an apriori estimation by knowing $f\in L^p$, and I am wondering if the inverse holds: the inequality $\f^\#\_p<\infty$ implies $f\in L^p$? This recalls me similar situations like the soblev space $H^1_0(\Omega)$ where we check only the equivalent norm $\int_\Omega \nabla f^2<\infty$. So in which situation can we use only the norm to know if $f$ is in a Banach space $(X,\\cdot\)$? A counter example is $C^0(\bar\Omega)$ (for some bounded domain $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^n$) equipped with the maximum norm.
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